So last month I wrote about taking your second helping.
“I missed it! Great, now what should I do? I won’t understand this article, I’m leaving!”
This year is going to be big. Why? Because you are going to make it big. How are you going to make it big? You are going to Place Your Order.
“Ooooooh, Ryan can you please tell me more!”
Usually, when you go into a restaurant, the first thing you do after you have been seated, is look at the menu. You get to see all of the appetizers, entrees, sandwiches, desserts and drinks and you get to choose whatever you want! How specific are you when you order? If you are anything like me when you order, you are completely specific about what you want. A typical order from me at a restaurant might go something like this, “I would like the backwoods bacon burger with no tomatoes, extra mayo, on a whole wheat bun, pickles, French fries – well done, mayo on the side for my fries and an apple juice to drink” – I know what I want.
Of course, I am not just talking about food. I am talking about you and the stuff you are getting today, tomorrow – and the rest of your life for that matter. Do you know what you want? Have you placed your order? Last month I talked about creating your personal menu, seeing what it is that you want to do, what you want to have, where you want to go and who you want to become, well now it’s time to place an order for your life.
Do you want more confidence? Better grades? Are you a teacher who wants to have a greater impact on your students? Are you a parent who wants to improve your relationship with your kids? Place your order! And be as specific as possible, just as you would if you were in a restaurant. You would never go into a restaurant and tell the server to bring you out some “food”! You would place a specific order to make sure you get what you like.
Be as specific as you can be at this time. If you want better grades, what grades do you want and in what subjects? If you decide you want to be accepted into college, which colleges? If you want more confidence, what does that look like for you? More confidence in what areas? If you want to have a greater impact on your students, what does that look like, how do you want to have a greater impact? In their studies? In their lives? Do you see where I am going with this?
The people who get what they want from school, work, relationships and lives in general, are constantly placing their order! They know that if they don’t place their order, chances are, they won’t get something they like! They are constantly looking at the menu they have created and are deciding to have the stuff that they love.
Placing Your Order is an important step to Make Your Own Lunch™. If you don’t place your order, you might end up with something you hate, or even worse, nothing at all.