I have a confession to make. It’s 11 pm and I haven’t written a blog post yet. RVshare announced this morning that Jon Gray, former HomeAway Chief Revenue Officer, has officially joined the company as CEO. Now, I work for RVshare, so that meant today was a long, productive, exciting day. 🙂
This is all great news. Amazing news. News that will change the trajectory of our company, and likely, my career. But it also means I haven’t written a damn thing for this blog today. And that’s ok because life is better when you’re busy! But I wasn’t about to slack off and not post at all. I made a daily blogging commitment after all, and I believe that you’re only as good as your word.
So today will be a short one.
It’s a new year, with new goals. New Year’s Resolutions fill gyms, lengthen the lines at health food stores, and 90% of the time results in very little change to someone’s life long term. Let’s just be honest here. Most people, (myself included), set goals and never reach them.
It’s not that we can’t, but we don’t. I plan to dive a lot deeper into this topic in the coming weeks and months, but I strongly believe that it comes down to having your foundation strengthened. You can’t build a house without a strong foundation, and you can’t build yourself without cornerstone habits and practices that give you a strong foundation to build off of.
Life gets in the way, and unforeseen occurrence befalls us all. So what we need in many cases is just a guiding light. A single habit that keeps us on track.
For me, it’s become my Panda Planner.
I plan to review the Panda Planner in depth on the blog, once I’ve had a little more time with it.
I’ve written in it for a little less than a week, and I already feel it changing my life. It allows me to focus on:
- My daily habit
- Creating short priority lists and schedules
- Practicing gratitude every single day
- Reviewing my failures with a positive mentality, focused on improving myself
- Focusing on singular goals that improve my life, vs cramming everything in all at once
- and a whole lot more.
Many planners are similar, and I’m sure they work just fine. But for me, the Panda Planner is the first planner that has brought all of my daily mental wellness practices into one single book, clearly laid out, and so for me, it’s quickly become my guiding light. It also has some fantastic science behind its methodology that I will talk about more in the full review.
For me, I have so much I want to change, and my Panda Planner is becoming the catalyst. We all need a catalyst. What’s yours?
What’s your most important habit for 2018? Tell me in the comments or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.