In This Episode…
In yesterday’s episode, I highlighted I’d not been following through on my micro-commitments of improvements to the way I have been working. I realised it was an important thing to address and so in this episode I look at:
- The Importance of micro-commitments to success AND failure.
- Examples of the micro-commitments I have made but have not followed through with.
- The impact that not following through has (and it’s not just the obvious).
- Potential reasons why I might not be following through.
- The most important next step I have identified that will help me address all of the above.
Episode Show Notes
00:07 – In yesterdays episode I identified how I was not following through on my micro-commitments.
00:44 – The importance to success (or failure) of keeping (or not) your micro-commitments.
01:52 – A list of the small commitments I have made to myself but have not followed through on.
- There’s a list of things on my to-do list I keep deferring.
- Not writing in my journal every day.
- Not reflecting every day to identify what worked and what I could do even better tomorrow.
- Not visualising the successful completion of my goals every day.
04:37 – The impact of not following through.
- The long term detrimental effect on my progress through the accumulation of successive inaction.
- I’m creating and reinforcing the identity of someone who doesn’t follow through on commitments.
- On an integrity level, I am routinely breaking promises to myself.
06:51 – Why I think I am not following through.
- Procrastination is part of the human condition and I am letting myself fall victim to that.
- I lack clarity in exactly what the specific behaviours are that I want to follow through on.
- My commitment muscles are weak.
- I don’t have a proper system for identifying, introducing and reinforcing new behaviours to ensure continuous improvement.
- My lack of clear goals and fixed mindset identified last week are probably contributing to this.
- I am trying to make too many changes at once.
- I am probably making knee jerk changes and reacting to one off issues instead of identifying trends and being more proactive in my response.
12:15 – I am going to get back into journalling more effectively as a starting point for moving forward.