Diggity Dawg, Another Month Gone

Diner

It felt like we just celebrated new years yesterday, and what do ya know, February is here! Where did you go January?

Besides working, paying bills and sticking to Whole30 half way through, I didn’t really accomplish anything significant. What in the diggity dawg am I going to do about this?

What if I took a lifetime and shrunk it down to a single month? What if a single month represented my entire lifetime, and I had the last day to reflect before I die? What would I regret?

NOT DOING MORE, that’s what. I don’t care about comparing my accomplishments to joe schmo in the streets or to Mr. Facebook, I only care how I feel about it. And my biggest regret would be that I didn’t do more.

This feeling isn’t unique. You probably feel this way when you reflect, but the damn most important thing is to do something about it. So in the wee hours of the morning at a 24/7 diner, I listed out a ridiculous amount of goals for February, and plan to do that every month.

Here’s what I did

  1. Listed out 25 goals that will have an impact on my bigger goals that I’ve been putting off to complete in February.
  2. Wrote everything out in a google sheets and listed out all days in February.
  3. Plan to look at this sheet every morning and night, to remind myself and stay on track.
  4. Forced a buddy to do it with me so that we can hold each other accountable.
  5. Promised each other that on the 1st of March, we’ll have a dry aged bone in ribeye and go over our progress together

So I’m 3 days in, how’s it going?

  1. It’s working extremely well, because of the spreadsheet and the daily check-in with my buddy is keeping me on track
  2. I’ve gotten a ton of things done, and I’m excited for the next few days.
  3. I feel like even if I don’t get 100% of things done, at least I’ll get a bunch done (thought I’m still determined to get them all done)
  4. I’ve fallen back into some old habits that wasted time, but I jump back in asap.

This blogpost is a result of one of this month’s challenge which is to write a blog post every day. This will improve my writing skills and help you if you’ve been stuck in a comfortable spot for some time. My goal is not to write the perfect post meeting effective copywriting technical standards. My goal is volume, not perfection.

I think “volume”, “massive action”, “speed”, is more important than anything else. It builds the muscle necessary to go long and hard for a long time. After we’ve built the habit of taking monster action every damn day, only THEN do we start focusing on only those actions that makes the biggest impact towards our bigger goals.

This is my first post in 2019. I just puked my thoughts out onto my keyboard. No proofreading. Just massive action.

Let’s do this together. See you tomorrow.