People don't talk enough about how our energy changes daily and how it impacts our goals. It's not cool to beat ourselves up when we stumble. It's not us, it's how we chase our goals that needs changing.

When you’re setting goals for yourself. Stop assuming your current feelings will last forever.

When you're super motivated, you create ambitious goals. But when your energy dips, you struggle to stay motivated, leading to self-doubt.

Also, if you're feeling low or unmotivated, your goals can seem too hard. This can make you want to quit and lead to self-blame.

Please remember that our energy and mood can change day by day. Sometimes you're on fire, other times you're dragging.

Make a Yo-Yo plan! It's a fun, flexible way to make progress towards your dreams. Basically it’s a menu of different activities that move you towards your goal and you can pick to match your energy level. So, low or high, you keep moving!

Feeling stuck with your goals? It's time to embrace the Yo-Yo plan! This fun, adaptable approach keeps you progressing towards your dreams, regardless of your energy level.

Here's how to make your very own Yo-Yo plan:

  1. What's your goal? Break it down into bite-sized pieces. It'll seem less scary and way more doable.

  2. Energy levels matter: Sort your tasks into four groups. Try to have at least four tasks in each. Think about how much energy they need. For example, high-energy tasks could be workouts or solving tough problems. Low-energy tasks could be things like reading or thinking up ideas.
    • High Energy: You're pumped and ready to go. Time for the tough tasks!
    • Medium Energy: You're feeling okay. Routine tasks? Easy peasy. But don't take on the big stuff.
    • Low Energy: You're tired or just not feeling it. Time for super easy tasks or maybe a break.
    • Fun Tasks: These are things you love to do that also help with your goal. You can do these no matter how you're feeling. They'll keep you moving forward.

  3. Keep it in sight: Make sure your Yo-Yo plan is somewhere you can see it every day. Make it super easy to pick your task for the day.

  4. Pick tasks daily: Each day, pick tasks from your Yo-Yo plan that match your energy level. This means you're always moving towards your goal, whether you're feeling full of gusto or a bit low on energy.

  5. Keep tweaking: Check your Yo-Yo plan regularly. If some tasks consistently feel too hard or not fun, switch them out for other tasks that still help you reach your goal. This keeps your plan flexible and ready for anything.
Remember, it's okay to have days when you're 'on fire' and days when you're 'dragging'. The key is to keep moving forward, adjusting your tasks according to your energy levels. So, if you're feeling stuck with your goals, why not give the Yo-Yo Plan a try? You might just find it's the approach you've been looking for!

Want a brainstorming partner for your yo-yo plan? or if you're looking for ways to incorporate more play into your leadership and work style, I am offering a free strategy kickoff for managers. Let's strategize and brainstorm how you can bring your unique playful energy into your leadership role.

Until next time, stay playful leader!
Betsaida LeBron
ImprovEQ CEO

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