Guide to Success

Creating A Plan


In today’s productivity-driven culture, we all suffer from too much stress. Far too many of us are stressed out about family, work, financial responsibilities, school and health.  In today's world we unfortunately and ultimately have forgotten how to cultivate happiness. To change your stress level it is important to have at least one creative hobby. So, what can be more creative than modding your ride. That's why it behooves us all to set aside some time for a bit of self-indulgent creative fun.

The key to success is creativity. When you begin to plan you rides new look you are creating something out of nothing. You begin to see things from multiple perspectives, but it also gets you to see things that others have normally overlooked. 

On the down-side of hobbying is poor scheduling. We must remember not to become too captivated by our creativity. Therefore scheduling is paramount. In order to better assist you on your road to achievement here are a few guidelines to keep in mind.

  • Single-tasking: Focus on one task at a time to improve the quality of your ride.
  • Do  not plan too far ahead, but stick to weekly to-do lists instead of long-term ones.
  • Complete the toughest or most complex task early in the day. As the day wears on we become mentally fatigued. So keep the tough jobs for the day off or week-ends.
  • Planning: Do I need friends to help me? Do I have the proper tools, enough money, a location I can use for extended time. 
  • Keep a to-do-list on the garage wall: Don’t ever think that you’re not busy enough for a to-do list. As you accomplish more of your build, the responsibilities that are laid at your feet will increase. If you think you’re going to remember everything you need to do, forget about it. 

It is a known fact that when you venture outside of your comfort zone and try something new, it raises your anxiety. The idea of optimal anxiety isn't anything new. Anyone who's ever pushed themselves to get to the next level or accomplish something new, knows that when you really challenge yourself, you can turn out amazing results. Keep in mind, you do not have to reach for extremes it's not about converting a broken down rust bucket to an outrageous looking state of the art vehicle.  You might prefer to customize a car in a more subtle way, that suits your own lifestyle, and in a lot of cases, not having to blow your entire savings doing it. 

What's paramount over everything else  is that you enjoy the hobby within your budget and availability. 

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