This small entry is a response to a series of questions Brendon Burchard posed in his wonderful book, The Motivation Manifesto.
(Filling these things out is half the battle, you know?)
What will our mission be from this moment forward?
Logic, determination, motivation - no stupid stuff, no dwelling on the misfortunes of the past.
What will be our plan of action?
Small steps - incremental losses in weight, more productive uses of the day, less woolgathering, dawdling, daydreaming - the real world is where it’s at, except for work on fiction.
What steps must be taken?
Discipline in all things - keeping to kilojoule limits, easing up on the cynical outlook, setting aside time to read, edit and write. If things need doing - do them.
What am I really after in life?
Peace and independence.
What do I truly want to create and contribute?
Personal strength and discipline. Success through completion of deeds and goals I have set out for myself.
What kind of person do I want to show the world each day?
A confident and determined man.
What types of persons shall I love and enjoy life with?
Confident and determined people.
What great cause will keep me going when I feel weak or distracted?
Mortality. I have only so much time in the world.
What shall be my ultimate legacy?
He was successful!
What steps must I take to begin and sustain these efforts?
Start doing them, not just imagine them or daydream about how good it’d be.
What will I orient my days to accomplishing this week? This month? This year?
Sift through what is productive, and what isn’t. What do I do or have that will lead to peace and independence? Weigh everything up and judge it on its own merits. Is it worth doing? Does it get in the way? Does it lead anywhere? Do I pursue bootless things for shits and giggles. Remove all pointless things from my life.