Somehow, Elon Musk (the CEO of Tesla Motors) convinced the right people that it was a good idea to send a car hurtling through the cosmos pointed at Mars.
Did he wake up one day and decide to shoot a car into space? Maybe.
Did he wake up one day and shoot a car into space? Absolutely not.
Because Elon Musk knows accomplishing the things you want to get done is all in the prep work.
If you don't have a clearly mapped out plan of what you're trying to get done on paper, then sending out the car into space remains the dream of some billionaire crazy inventor guy who is one idea away from becoming Doctor Octopus.
Elon asked himself, "what are the things that need to get done for me to have a car rocketing through space at the speed of a car rocketing through space?"( 68,964 mi/h according to whereisroadster.com)
Then he got to work on getting those things done.
Where people go wrong is they just start... all in.
They say "Ok, today is the day. I'm eating 100% clean and I'll just work out every day and then I'll become this amazing fit person in 3 months... But it doesn't happen.
It doesn't happen because no plan is that easy. Life has a pesky way of getting in the way.
So don't just start all in. Don't white-knuckle deprive yourself with an unsustainable day-breaking stressful approach to your fitness. It really doesn't have to be that hard.
instead, start by taking the time to find out what your Roadmap looks like. Like any good roadmap, Ask yourself:
1. Where you are?
2. Where do you want to go?
Then figure out
3. What are the milestones along your route?
4. Where are the detours?
5. The pitfalls?
6. Where are the roadblocks that have stopped you in the past and sent you backward or got you off track?
The clearer you can see the path ahead, the easier it is to stay the course because the roadmap fits your life. It's taking you from dreaming to shooting your proverbial rocket car in space.