I use my action plans.
“You can’t throw a habit out the window; you have to coax it down the stairs, one step at a time.”
With Mark Twain’s advice in mind, what is my action plan to bolster my resilience? I can choose a fitness area I wish to improve and fill out the following Action Plan. To be effective, an Action Plan needs to begin with a statement of my goals.
A “goal” is something I want to get or something I want to have happen and I am willing to work for it.
- My goal is:
- The change(s) I want to make are:
- The most important reasons for change are:
- The steps I plan to take in changing are/or the advice I would give someone else to achieve this goal is:
- How can I get started? What small changes can I make to begin with?
- The ways other people can help me achieve this goal are:
- Possible ways they can help:
- I will know if my plan is working if:
- Who else will notice the change? What would he/she observe?
- Some things that could interfere with my plan are:
- Some solutions to those possible obstacles and potential road blocks are:
- What could be done ahead of time, be on the lookout for?
- What could be done when they occur?
- If my action plan does not work, I will:
- What are the pros and cons (short-term, intermediate, and long-term) of making these changes?
- I can write out this action plan and share it with someone else who is important to me. I can make a public commitment to change.
- I can take credit for my efforts and reinforce myself by: