Keep a full calendar. You want to stay motivated? You’ve got to slam that calendar.
Not just those 15-minute blocks I talked about and not just the day. I am talking about the Monday, the Tuesday, the Wednesday, the Thursday, the Friday, the Saturday. Get it out of your head and put it on a calendar. I don’t care if it is an electronic calendar, if it’s a CRM tool or if it’s the old-fashioned calendar where you put it in with a pencil. Slam that calendar full!
If you’ve got to, make stuff up to put on that calendar. Now I don’t mean lie to yourself. What I mean is make up creative stuff you can do in those slots so you are controlling time. There are 168 hours in a week. Do you know how many there are in a month? Do you know how many there are in a year? Do you know how many there are in a lifetime? How many Sundays do you have left? Do you know?
The same person is going to be like, “Oh, I don’t have enough time.” You don’t even know how many Sundays you’ve got baby… keep a full calendar. Jam every Sunday. Jam your Saturdays. Take every one of the seven days man and fill them up as much as you can. Pack as much as you can in it and run from event to event. Slam as much as you can into life. Say yes to everything possible.
Keep your calendar full and you will be motivated. What I want you to do in this exercise, this practical, is to sit down with the next seven days and I want you to slam that thing. At 2 o’clock, 3 o’clock, 4 o’clock on a Tuesday and then one on Wednesday and then one on Thursday and then what are you doing at 10 o’clock at night. Oh, you’re sleeping. What you are doing at 9? Oh, you went to sleep. What are you doing at 8:30 to 9 o’clock? You get it?
When you’re waking up at 4 o’clock in the morning, you’re not going to wake up if there is nothing to do. Slam it! Keep your calendar full – jam-packed. Eat as much as you can of that calendar.