Whatever you do, do it on a regular basis.
Every day, 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year! Do it on a regular basis and you will find yourself successful. You will find yourself on that side of the road where results are showing and you can use those results to make yourself feel better and to go even further.
Do it on a regular basis when you feel tired or when you are not in the mood of doing it. Do it on a regular basis even when you don’t have the needed resources or when the desired support is missing. Do it anyway!
Vision vs. goals
When it comes to how I set myself to do things, I’m more into setting a vision rather than a goal.
Don’t get me wrong, I have my ways of setting goals too. But goals are usually part of a vision. Therefore, visions are more important for me than goals are.
When it comes to setting a vision, I don’t set it as specific as a goal can be set but I set it more into the future than a goal will even be set.
For example, ‘I want to build a tribe of optimists as a huge community’ is more of a vision than a goal and it may take the rest of my days. Instead, setting a YouTube channel is a goal part of that vision.
And what I do every day, for the rest of my life, towards building that community, has everything to do with the actions that are happening on a regular basis.
Make sure you create yourself a schedule
Doing stuff on a regular basis has no value if you don’t have a schedule directly connected to it.
Set yourself that you want to do 20 push-ups every morning at 7 AM. Set yourself that you want to paint every morning, right after these push-ups, for 30 minutes. Set yourself to take a break right after you finish painting.
And whatever you set yourself, make sure it is part of a schedule because that schedule is the core element behind the activities done on a regular basis.
Otherwise, you may forget some of the things that you want to do – it happens to everyone. Or you may come up with some excuse – even a decent one if you are a smart individual who’s trying to avoid on purpose the desired activity.
Set it as a routine
For such a long time, I’ve tried to improve my lifestyle and create myself some habits. It didn’t work!
Losing weight was one of the results that I was expecting when it came to habits. So I decided to eat healthier. And every time I was trying to avoid eating sugary stuff, I was doing it anyway.
Instead, I’ve discovered that when I start my day with physical exercises (even 10 minutes of exercises) and end it with a short run, I am closer to having a healthy lifestyle than when I try not to eat certain foods.
This is how it works for me.
When I set myself to have a routine and respect it every day, it impacts my whole day, not just the intervals of time where the routine is active.
Don’t let others intervene but let them get involved
If you set yourself to do something, make sure you are the only one who sets the rules for what you want to be doing.
If you want to practice piano every day 30 mins in the morning, but others are telling you it won’t be enough or you have to take breaks every 15 mins, just don’t listen to them. Make your own rules!
After all, it’s the way you see yourself inside that activity. And guess what? You’re the only one that matters when you’re doing things by yourself.
Therefore, don’t let others intervene in your schedule. But if they want they can get involved. Which means they can start practicing piano too.
When it works, don’t try to improve it
At one point, you will figure out a way in which things are working out for you.
You will get the expected results and you will feel like that’s the way the things should work. Don’t try to improve anything!
It’s not because the whole situation won’t get better. It may get surprisingly better. Or, at the same time, it may get surprisingly worse. But for sure it will become more complex.
If you’re trying to improve your regular basis, at least make sure you simplify it first. Than innovate.