We all set out doing things right. Doing things with the right intentions of finishing what we started.
However, somewhere between the starting line and the goal (finishing line) we get lost, lose interest and most often quit.
But we seldom say outright we have decided to quit. Most often we say “we are having a short break and we will be back”. Yet with no intention of returning.
Why do we do this?
Its to save face. We do not want to be caught out as fools. After all many of our friends had prohetised that we would not make it.
How did they know?
Our actions spoke louder than our words. They could see why it would be fruitless to support us knowing full well we had no intention of completing what we had started. We went about our work half heartedly. We had unrealistic goals and no proper steps to accomplish any of the goals set.
So what have I done to make sure this doesnt happen to me?
So moving forward into 2018 I have decided that besides being focused on vision boards, I need to be highly accountable to what I am doing. What I am about to accomplish.
To be successful I must bring in an external auditor called an accountability buddy. He or she will be my sounding ear if I were to go off track and not focus. I have taken on a mentor and coach who will also help me. He will monitor my progress and I have to level up and report each week what I have done.
If we do not set this “accountability” up we will fail. We are our worse employee and will seldom fire ourselves from the task, making ever excuse in the book why we just could not get the task done.
I am right now in Day 4 of my run into being a Diamond. Its just not easy and I am fully aware of this. But each day I do just a bit more to get closer to my end goal.
Being so highly focused keeps me from tolerating people who say one thing and do something else. Its not they are wrong, its just they are working on a different set of rules totally different to mine and I have no time to play their game as I am playing mine.
Can you see what I mean.
Being so firm and focused will keep me on track and am pretty sure I will hit my target 12 months from now.
So what about you?
Are you set to win at what you do? Are you going to design your life or leaving it to run by default? Yes I know you have set your goals up. But when was it last re-looked at? Have you revised it recently and formulated a new set of steps (rules) to accomplish it. Procedures must be updated to suit the present climate around you. Don’t work with the old goal book. It just wont work.
As soon as you found what you want find someone to partner with to get you closer to the goal. Don’t be too opinionated on things or stuck up. Being too idealistic is never going to get you what you want. Work towards your success first and then when successful do your best to help those less fortunate.
I hope I have contributed to your journey in 2018.
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