Day Five || What to do when you’re outcome-focused and not worrying about the how’s

Summary: Here is where you take your how based goals and forget about them. Focus instead on what you would already be doing if you’ve reached your goal. What’s the first thing you would do in the morning if you were already a best-selling author etc etc.

Day 5 exercise: Instead of pre-planning “how” you’re going to to reach your goal for the month (Whatever that might be), instead let go of the plan and surrender to the fact that you already know the how. Then everyday, wake up and ask yourself: “What actions would I take today if I had already achieved my goal?”

So if I had already achieved my goal of becoming a full time author I would sit down, write a couple of thousand words. Then Check some emails and maybe scroll through social media on lunch break before moving on to writing the next vlog/blog and etc.

Basically live my dream writing day.

My attempt at actually living the exercise this day went off the rails real quick though. I streamed late and then stayed up writing 700+ words on my novel and then in the morning decided to go a head and knock out recording that video I’ve been meaning to do for two weeks.

Granted I wrote words and created content but I feel like it took me so much longer to get going and get it done then it would if I had it planned out.

Needless to say it was chaos and I’m not sure how I feel about the not pre-planning to achieve your goals bit of this book because I definitely need to pre-plan everything.


Be sure to follow the blog and follow me over on Instagram for daily updates on this ongoing progress. If you are interested in doing this 30-day challenge for yourself then head on over to Amazon and grab the Align Your Writing Habits to Success by Jennifer Blanchard. Inside is filled with the daily antidotes and exercises to get your thinking about your daily habits and goals along with linked podcasts.

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