What's your lead domino? It’s the one thing that you do that sets the tone of the day or keeps
you on the path that you intend for the day/week. If your lead domino falls (aka, task is
completed) other things just fall into place.
Exercise example: I will move for 20 min a day.
Nutrition example: I will eat protein at breakfast.
Attitude example: I will compliment someone.
Hygiene example: I will get dressed for the day.
Parenting example: I will hug my kid(s) first thing when I see them.
The first step is to identify your lead domino. Put some time and thought into this. What task,
when accomplished, pushes you in the right direction?
The second step is to lay out your plan. This is your roadmap to HOW you will get your lead
domino to fall. Think of this like a roadmap. If you are going from point A to point B, you
generally think ahead to what roads will get you there most efficiently. You don’t just start
driving and hope you end up at point B. You set a path and you follow it.
Sit down on Sunday and PLAN your 20 min of movement. Get your breakfasts ready for the
week. Put a reminder in your phone to give a compliment. Lay your clothes out the night
before. Remind your kids about the hug first thing – trust me they will let you know if you
Try this and see the chain reaction that occurs. One behavior changed consistently will
ultimately affect other behaviors as well. Be the type of person that tackles their lead domino