The difference between one day and day one is HUGE! One day I will buy my first house. One day I will apply for a job at my dream company. One day I will lose the weight. One day I will take that trip I have always dreamed of. You see, the notion of “one day” allows your dreams and goals for yourself to stay in a constant state of delays and may never happens. Sure, one day you may accomplish them but who knows when one day will come. By comparison, “day one” creates a start date of action to get you working toward your goals. Want to buy your first home? Your day one should include checking your credit report and score. Want to work for another company? Cleaning up your LinkedIn page should then become your first micro-goal. Want to lose the weight? Start by researching which foods are best for your goals and what foods to cut from your diet. Want to go on a trip, start putting money aside every check.
Day one doesn’t have to be dramatic, but it is a necessary step in getting where you want to be. Once you get day one out-of-the-way, keep chipping at each of your goals until you accomplish your purpose. Doing so will make sure that it will be the last time you have to think about one day because once you start, you should be able to set a date of accomplish goal. I could say, “one day my student loans will be under the $15,000.00 mark, but instead I know that by my birthday in August, my student loans will break the $15,000.00 mark! See the difference?