Some people suggest that it is important to get into the right mood or vibe to focus and move forward.
Some people swear by the efficacy of actions - "stay in action, that's the ticket."
Some people think that the way to improve success is to put systems in place that provide a positive structure.
Who's right? You know the answer, they are ALL right.
Which is most important? Each of these approaches is important.
More importantly to the breakthrough seeker - these three approaches are WICKED powerful when employed together.
Getting into the vibe: this means psyching yourself up for what you need to do. Creating a good vibe makes progress enjoyable. To enhance the vibe/mood, people use music, lighting, nature, reading, and combining what needs to be done with what you love doing. For example, I often use different types of music to enhance my writing sessions, exercise sessions, and to get organized.
Getting and staying in action: It's tough to make any changes stick if we are weekend warriors (getting into action every now and then). Doing one or two small focused actions each day and every day is often much more effective. Take just 15-30 minutes each day to focus and you will be amazed at your progress after a couple weeks. After a couple weeks of steady action, you will begin to build new habits.
Creating systems: This means adding structure to your day that helps you stay in focused action.Regular update meetings, coaching relationships, electronic reminders, scheduled daily planning time, and establishing new routines are all examples of systems. This is an important one for me - I find that if I commit to a new system or routine, it helps me stick with my goals.
You want to have the upper hand in making your dreams come true. To do this, use all these methods - a positive vibe, getting into action, and adopting systems.