The Easiest Way To Fail...

This is the last week of a Lifestyle Challenge we’re running with clients at the gym.

For the last six weeks we’ve focused on a different themes aside from fitness or nutrition.

For example, things like gratitude, meditation, sleep, etc.

This final week is all about planning the night before.

I have very strong opinions about this, so hopefully it doesn’t offend anyone :)

I figured this would be a great topic to share with everyone since I know not all of you are in the Lifestyle Challenge.

If I had to boil it down to one of the most important things we can do to make progress everyday, it’s this topic.

Planning the night before.

There are a lot of people that don’t plan the night before, that don’t write things down, and those are the same people that forget things all the time and live a very scattered life :)

You set 90% of your day up for success if you plan the night before.

Sure, I get it, you can’t control 10% of it, I have a kid too.

But, you bet your bottom dollar you can be as proactive as possible and be ready for the day.

What does the day look like?

Any scheduled appointments I need to be on time for?

What time do I have to be at work?

Is there anything I need to bring to work?

Is there anything I can pack tonight in prep for tomorrow (hint: workout clothes & meals)?

What time am I scheduled to workout?

What are my meals going to look like?

What are the big three things I’m going to get done to make progress?

It takes five minutes.

However, those five minutes, and WRITING DOWN a plan for your next day will lead to a lower stress day, a more productive day, and a day that you can definitely say you got 1% Better.

Like I mentioned earlier, I have very strong opinions on this stuff, mostly because I see it everyday with clients and with my team.

If my team plans for their day before, if they write down what they are going to do, if they plan for the circumstances that could come up, they have much better days.

If our clients plan the night before, pack their meals, pack their workouts clothes, and plan their day so they can get a workout in, they have much better days.

Now, we still have to execute on that plan, a plan without action is no good, but we must first start with planning.

Join us for this last week of the Lifestyle Challenge and challenge yourself to plan the night before every night this week and let me know if you think it helps.

1% Better.

Dedicated to Your Success,

Doug Spurling