To enjoy the perfect day, decide what that day would look like… then schedule it.
I’m not (necessarily) talking about a trip to Maui or hitting a zillion-dollar lottery payout.
For most of us, a “perfect day” would include things like getting up earlier, preparing a healthy breakfast for ourselves, taking time for exercise (both mind and body), spending time with our loved ones, and accomplishing tasks we’d love to get done.
That’s the good news and the bad news: we know what we want — but, how to follow through and get it done? That part escapes us.
I’m here to tell you it is possible to enjoy your perfect day — day after day. There are some things to do, though, and I can’t do them for you. You’ll have to provide the action.
Here’s the perfect day system, in a nutshell.
Formula For the Perfect Day – Things to Do
Those who say life “just isn’t that simple” are missing their own point. Life is way beyond our understanding. All of our knowledge consists of theories, not facts. Science can’t fully explain gravity, light, or even water.
We keep it simple because we’re simple people. Those who want to know all about something before doing it are likely to end up not doing anything.
So, don’t try to analyze these fundamental steps, don’t come up with reasons why they won’t work for you… just do them.
You’ll be amazed at the results.
Roadturn Challenge: Design your perfect day
STEP ONE for the Perfect Day: Make a list of the necessary components for your perfect day — your “Things to Do” list. Again, that will probably be things like when you get up, what you eat, and other ways you take care of yourself and your responsibilities.
If your perfect day is, in fact, a vacation to Maui and you don’t have the money or time to get on the plane, then you need The DEEP. For this exercises, think about how a regular day might look, instead of planning your dream vacation.
STEP TWO for the Perfect Day: Schedule those things to do. Block them in on your calendar, being sure to provide a little extra time for each. You probably can’t be at the gym from 0700 to 0800 and still start work at 0800. Be realistic. Be kind to yourself. Make your Perfect Day absolutely achievable.
STEP THREE for the Perfect Day: Follow your plan and allow NOTHING to interfere. Can you prevent getting sidetracked? You bet. Turn down all interruptions, phone calls, websites, emails, pleadings from others… short of a bonafide emergency, do not deviate from your schedule.
Roadturn Principle: The secret to success: Make this day “some day.”
Do this just once. Get a taste for what it feels like to be making the best decisions for yourself and living the way you KNOW you should be living, and you won’t want to stop.
Does this formula sound too simple?
Good! Then, you won’t have any trouble carrying it out.
My goal is not to get you to READ what I write, but to DO what I suggest. Roadturn Principles aren’t theory. They are born from years of personal experience on the journey.