Have you noticed that you’re suffering from information overload? It’s easy to feel like your brain is clogged with all the available self-help stuff whizzing around the internet. You might be relieved to know you don’t have to trawl through every last piece of advice from the self-help gurus.
You can benefit from asking yourself just a couple of questions! Your answers will help you determine if you’re on track to reaching your goals. And, if you’ve fallen off the track and have your head in the mire and your butt in the air, these two questions will enable you to make an action plan that will get you to where you want to be – in record time.
Ask Yourself these Two Questions about Your Goals:
If an invisible person followed you around all day, what would they see?
Would they see you wasting a lot of time? Would they see you working at your goals? Would they see someone that is just going through the motions? Yeah, I know it sounds a bit creepy thinking about being shadowed by an unseen bod. But really, would Ms. Creepy Shadow spend most of the time shaking her head at you?
Our lives are largely the result of the actions that we take each day. Are you taking actions that move you forward to the future you desire, or are you engaged in time-wasting, worthless activity?
What would that invisible person logically conclude about you, your life, and your future?
If you lived that average day, every day for the next 5 years – what is the logical outcome?
So, if you kept living your average day over and over, where is your life likely to end up? Now compare that logical conclusion with the life you’d like to have. How close are they? Are you likely to end up where you want to be financially? Are you currently taking consistent action to have the financial life you desire?
Are you likely to have the body that you want? Are you eating the right foods and exercising regularly? Or are you waiting to start tomorrow, or Monday, or the first of the month, or the first of the year? Achieving the body you want will take a certain number of days. You might as well start today.
Are you likely to be enjoy the type of relationship you desire? If you want to meet your soulmate, what actions have you taken to put yourself with people that share your interests and values? Or have you been a wallflower thinking maybe Prince Charming will just knock on the door?
Are you likely to be advance towards the career you seek? Are there courses you could take, or information you need to learn? Do you need to grab yourself a clued-up mentor or coach to move you towards your business goals?
In order to have the live you want, you need to work at it. Have plans and create some good habits around them. What do you need to do on a consistent basis to achieve the life you hope for? If you want to lose inches off your waist and weigh much less, then your daily actions need to reflect that.
People largely fail to end up where they wish to be for two reasons:
They have no idea where they’re going
You can’t get there if you don’t know the destination. If you don’t have a plan, you’ll live by default, sitting around until something goes wrong and then spending your time and energy fixing the issue. Alternatively, if you spend your time and energy driving towards something, you’ll eventually get there. It might not always be easy, and sometimes you may need to edit the plan to make it better, but it’ll be worth it.
They don’t do the things each day that will create the life they desire
In spite of what many gurus seem to claim, you can’t wish your way to success. Success is the result of making positive decisions and taking actions that reflect those decisions.
Ask yourself the two questions above. You might be shocked when you really look at your average day and realize where you’re likely to end up as a result of doing those same things every day. Success isn’t a dream that is only available to the chosen few. It doesn’t take a lot to be very successful, but it does take consistency.
For instance, imagine if you did 1 push-up every day this week and added 1 push-up a week. In five years, you would be doing 250 push-ups a day and you would never struggle for a minute. Go you!
In the same way, establishing daily habits that move you forward toward achieving your goals will result in your success. But you’ve got to stick at it. So which habit will you start today?
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And if you need help with achieving your goals, contact me for life coaching sessions with accountability. Let’s get a plan organized to help you with your aims. And let’s get you on the right track!
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