You have to plan time to plan. Yes. It's weird isn't it? It's like digging for dirt.
Reminds me of this pop-up I saw yesterday for an e-book about how to sell e-books.
But seriously whatever you call it; setting aside the time for, making time for, locking yourself in the studio in a Tim Burton costume... you have to make time to create the plans. It's unbelievable how overlooked it is! Imagine building your dream house but only spending 5 minutes making the blueprints. What type of moron would do that? Everyone! SO MANY PEOPLE ARE WINGING LIFE! Seriously... WTF ARE PEOPLE DOING?
Next thing you have to do is you have to have a goal. If you don't have a destination then how will you know you're going in the right direction? The goal is what you structure all other things around to help support its completion. You do things which serve your goal. when you do things that serve your goal you will be amazed at what happens.
Follow through for me involves consistently checking in on recent progress towards the overall goal. Are we moving forward effectively. Could I be doing things differently? What could be better? Follow through is finishing tasks. I like to break things down into lists and then cross things off of my list. Crossing things off my to-do list is so incredibly satisfying. I love finishing everything on my to-do list in one day that is one of the best feelings I can have everyday (for free).
When I don't follow through I feel and I see others who did follow through. I feel less worthy of the material things that I see them enjoying. If I see a guy who is in shape and well dressed, and my diet is fucked up and I'm dressed like a bum I feel worse about myself because I'm not doing the work that I know is important to me. And that guy doesn't even know he is reminding me of my own slacker-tude. Not following through feels like your shoes are untied, or your shirts not tucked in, or your hair is the definition of bedhead. I will follow through. My goal was to do 30 blog posts in 30 days and I'm almost there, the finish line is in sight!