So often people fall away from their goals like a plane that gets out of its course because of a storm.
I remember watching a video on youtube from Darren Hardy were he explains that if a plane gets a few meters of their course on the beginning of the flight by the time they’re reaching their destination, they will off by kilometres if they don’t go back on track on that first instance.
Same happens with your daily choices on your way to achieving our goals. Let’s say you stopped drinking alcohol because you know that will have an impact on your work performance and finances.
After a year without any alcohol drinks, you can see your life moving forward at a pace never seen before, career going great, financial stable like never before and in extremely healthy conditions.
So basically due to a decision made a year ago your life took a completely different route giving results never achieve before.
Now, by some reason one day you decide to go back and have a drink, have a bit of your past life back. It feels good, a few days later you decided to do it again. Now you start thinking, this feel-good maybe a should keep doing this.
But you know from within yourself that that choice can destroy in the long term what you achieve so far and can change the course of your life like a plain that moves out of its course.
Now, how to get back on track?
First, you have to know that you are out of the track, that what you planned to do it is not happening, having weekly planning and review will help you with this.
Just write down what things you need to achieve and improve, and at the end of the week review it. If off-track get it back on track the week after this will create awareness on what you trying to do on a weekly basis.
Get your priorities right, alcohol is harmful to health, so your first priority is to get your health back on track, this will give some inspiration to keep you away of alcohol and then move to another priority.
Keep reviewing your goals, write them down on a piece of paper and put them where you can see them daily. This will remind you every day why are you making difficult choices, and help you keep on track or go back on track.
Its extremely difficult to keep on track for a long time, and we know that soon or later we will get out of track. But the most important thing is to have the discipline and tools that when that happens you have the strength and willpower to say I’m off track now, need to go back on track as soon as possible and do it in a way that will make you X stronger for the storms that will come ahead.