Start your first 100 days today!

The first hundred days are a sort of magical period: after a hundred days, a new president should have put a stick in the ground and made some important decisions. After the first hundred days in a new job, you should be clear about what you want to achieve, know the main stakeholders, and already made something different than your predecessor. 

Consequently, during these first hundred days, we feel energised, motivated, empowered. We feel as if we can make a real difference. Because we can. 

The sad truth is that the energy and inspiration often decline after this period.You probably know this effect from any major project: after some hype, the engagement decreases and routine settles in, sometimes even frustration. Obstacles that we surmounted with ease in the beginning seem to be insurmountable some weeks later. 

How do you keep the fire burning? Start your first 100 days today!

No matter where you currently are, even if you have worked 20 years in the same job, I challenge you to start your next first 100 days today!

Here are 3 steps for doing this: 
  1. Envision. When we start a new endeavour, we love to envision how it will look, feel, be. We forget to do this as soon as we are settled. It is simply our comfort zone that prevents us from dreaming big. Here’s the thing – the more vivid your picture of your next hundred days is, the more likely it is that you will achieve something remarkable.
  2. Set goals. Set three specific goals for the next 100 days. What exactly do you want to be different after this time period? Tackle issues that for too long you put on hold. Set a specific goal for something you always wanted to do but never did. Set goals for something remarkable to change.
  3. Start. Block at least one hour for the next day to work on one of these goals. You only become serious when you schedule the work. Put one hour in your calendar and start working on it. Start getting momentum. Then continue the next day. And so on.
Looking backwards, you will wonder how you could have achieved so much in just a hundred days. And then start your next 100 days.

If you want to make a success leap in the next 100 days, check out my 100 Day Success Challenge. ➔ Click here.


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