I haven't been as consistent this last week as I was the one prior. I use a visual checklist to see where I have missed small opportunities to get results I claimed I wanted. This week I've spent an inordinate amount of time coding.
Whether it's missing a day of pull-ups, doing my writing before I start the rest of the day or make an effort to build my business - some days I choose a task that's not on my list. Other days, I'll choose only tasks on the list, but I'll spend too much time in one category at the expense of others.
Sometimes, I get really into writing. I'm not writing for publication. Rather, I'm writing for practice. But, don't I have enough practice. Instead of 'practicing' - maybe I should just write on a career-focused blog.
I've identified the missing piece for myself.
The market value of writing doesn't come in a collection of random thoughts. If it comes out at all, it's an intentional effort and emerges with proper before and after thinking.
Before - is trip planning - where do I want to go?
After - is checklisting - it's making sure your results match your plan.
Then, the Loop. Once you finish, you go back to the before plan asking - "Did I get the results I wanted?"
Successful people figure out how to repeat this loop more frequently.