Action 84

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.”

—Mark Twain

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:
  • Person:
  • 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:

Action 85