You have heard this – “you can have it all”. Well you can when you are prepared to take more action than you ever imagined.
What do I mean? To build your business, your dream business with the income you want, your dream lifestyle with the flexibility you really want you have to set goals. Next thing is, how often have you set goals only to feel defeated when you didn’t achieve them?
And the next action you may have taken was to disregard your goals, or you may have changed them to be less, not such huge (in your mind) unattainable goals.
I’m going to suggest to you that it is not the goals or how big they are that is stopping you from reaching them. It will most likely be that you have not taken enough action … enough action to reach your big dream goals.
I understand because I‘ve done exactly the same thing!! I’ve been writing goals now for many years, and I’ve mentored many, many, clients on the benefits of setting HUGE goals and I understand that it works. You CAN attain your goals.
When I started out I fell into the trap that many others do and that is to reset the goals on a smaller level when I did not reach them. The mistake I made was that I had underestimated the amount of effort I had to put into my business, lifting my profile, speaking gigs, running workshops, social media, the back end of the business, up-skilling and educating myself, and all the other things we have to do to keep the business going. I was working HUGE hours, telling myself I can do it. I had an attitude of others can so I can!! That was not enough.
Iv’e learn’t the hard way and now I know better!!!
Here’s the easiest way I know how to explain setting goals and attaining them …
- Focus on what you want. Take time to do this. It may take a day or days. Put pen to paper (no computer) and write out all the things you really, really want in your life and your business. Think about the initial reasons you are embarking on this journey. What ticks the boxes for you? Write all this out and sit with it for as long as it takes for you to know it is hitting the mark deep down. At this point it is not about HOW you will attain these things, it is that you want them.
- Set HUGE goals for the next 12 months. Make them so big they are scary!! Really HUGE. This is not about setting mediocre goals – I’m sure that is not what you want. You want success – right? Clarify these goals and have them written out in front of you so you read them often – really often. Make them a focus everyday. Understand that you have written these goals out because they are going to give you what you want in point 1.
- Plan out the actions you need to take to reach these goals – here’s the thing, you will need to take more action than you first imagine. Plan every program, speaking commitment, workshop, seminar and every action by date and detail. Plan to take 5 times more, 10 times more action than you have in the past. Consistent and persistent actions are the key to achieving your goals
- Make it happen! Stay FOCUSED on your PURPOSE and why you want what you want. BELIEVE you can have it all. YOU CAN. Be prepared to make it happen. GET EXCITED! Read your goals often. Gain the support of others. Keep reading your goals, taking action and reminding yourself of the big picture you have planned.
Keep going and keep the focus on achieving your BIG goals, taking MASSIVE action and instead of decreasing your goals, INCREASE your actions.