"Key of Diminishing Intent"
"What you don't act on within a 48 hour window you will lose it"
The Diminishing Intent Key: Getting to Why
1. Commit to acting on the next thing that comes to your head - from your heart.
Excuses are easy to come up with. Don't fall into that trap. And don't get intimidated if the thing that comes to you is big and complicated. You don't have to have it completely resolved in forty-eight hours. You need to take action and get on the road to resolving it.
2. Slow down.
When the thought comes to you, take time to recognize it for what it is. Turn off the noise. Just by taking this step, you'll become so much better at understanding the relative importance of things.
3. Write it down.
Putting your action statement on paper is a way of showing true commitment to it. It makes it real. A goal is only a wish until you write it down, and then it becomes a reality.
4. Pick a finish line.
Within the forty-eight hour time frame, pick an event that signals the deadline for your action plan. If there is a phone call you need to make, for example, tell yourself that by the time you get out of your car at the end of the day tomorrow, the call will be made.
Whether your action item is a positive or negative one, you're going to realize at the end of the forty-eight hour period that you feel so much better being unburdened of something hanging over you. You need to celebrate the achievement, because the Good Life is about making these kinds of decisions consistently over your whole life. It's not about just doing it once. If you don't have some reward system in place, you're not going to stick with it over the long run. Life change is what works. And you can do it.