The biggest lesson I’ve learned over the past 20 years is to keep your plans simple. If I succeeded at anything I had only to look back and see this was true more than any other whiz bang, multi-layered plan I concocted.
In fact, when I look back on my more complicated endeavors, they are most often my more spectacular failures. Go figure.
We’re under a lot of pressure these days to be very amazing in a very short period of time. I’m not even sure why. But I think many of us feel it. This pressure is a terrific recipe for anxiety and depression. And it’s not necessary.
Simple means you can do something every day. So many times I tell my clients to just do one thing different today in the general direction of where you would like to be. Don’t try to blow it outta the box on Day 1. You don’t need to crush it necessarily. Just move.
Are you isolating because you’re depressed? Go out and take a short walk in your neighborhood. Maybe you’ll run in to actual neighbors. This may lead to a little discussion — about your kids, or the weather, or the Miami Dolphins. Great job!
Now do that again tomorrow. That’s it. That’s all that’s needed to move yourself closer to where you want to be.