Let me ask you, how did you begin your day today?
And how do you approach your week?
With positive determination and strength, eager to seize the day and opportunities before you?
Or with apprehension, dreading all you have to do?
Do you guide the direction of your week based upon your Goals?
Or do the circumstances of the week sweep you off track leaving you feeling like there's never enough time?
I learned very quickly that Mondays are a crucial day.
Some people are going to have a rough week simply because they have not decided to create an amazing one starting right now, today.
Your Goal for Mondays should be to create as much momentum as you possibly can towards completing your Goals and objectives, creating measurable progress, advancing your mission, giving as much as you can and taking a bite out of life.
I call it "Monday Momentum."
Because Monday sets the tone for the remainder of the week.
When you create momentum, it is actually easier to do what needs to be done later and the energy that your momentum creates actually carries you through.
Momentum breeds Momentum.
Momentum feeds your energy.
Momentum is contagious.
My mentor once told me this:
Here are some easy tips for creating Monday Momentum:
* Plan your entire week on paper in advance on Sunday evening.
* Get up a little earlier Monday mornings.
* Listen to an uplifting motivational or educational audio.
* The Time Commandments is a great program to get your head on straight to take on the week with focus, clarity and enthusiasm. (spaced repetition is one of the most powerful learning strategies known to man)
* Get your workout in early in the morning. (this will energize you to take on the day and you can even do this while you are listening to the audio)
* Look at your Goals. Rewrite them.
* Read newsletters and uplifting tips like this one. :)
* Drink lots of water and be sure to follow healthy diet and nutrition to keep your energy up throughout the day.
My mentor once told me this:
"If it's easy to do, it's easy not to do." -Jim Rohn
And some people will breeze right past these strategies because they seem too simple and easy. But what we know about success is that every small step accumulates towards to bring about greatest of outcomes.
The beginning of anything is always a crucial time.
The same applies to your week.
The first hour in the morning is the rudder of your day.
No one should be hitting the snooze button on the alarm clock.
You should be popping out of bed like bread pops out of the toaster!
When you get off to a great start on Monday morning, the rest of the week will follow and you will breeze through the rest of the week with vitality and vigor.
What you do with your time and what time of day you do it is critical to understand in relation to Time Management.
High performing men and women consistently apply this secret and advance rapidly in life.
And Time Management is as much about having the right priorities and energy to create an amazing day full of momentum to build upon, which will lead to an amazing week, which leads to an amazing month, which leads to an amazing year, which leads to an amazing life... follow me?
Create a new habit of generating Monday Momentum.
What it will cost you if you don't?
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About Jill Koenig
Jill Koenig is America's top Goal Strategist. A Best Selling Author, Coach and Motivational Speaker, she is an expert on the subject of Goal Achievement, Time Management, Leadership, Personal Fulfillment and Business Success. Get your FREE Goal Setting CD at http://www.Goalguru.com
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