“We are all here for some special reason. Stop being a prisoner of your past. Become the architect of your future.” —Robin S.Sharma
Narrow Your Focus, Choose to focus on ONE thing at a time.
“Whenever you want to achieve something, keep your eyes open, concentrate and make sure you know exactly what it is you want. No one can hit their target with their eyes closed.” —Paulo Coelho
Set the right foundation by having goal clarity. Ensure that your goals are relevant to what matters to you the most. Get crystal clear on your WHY. Choose one goal for the month or the quarter. Then set micro-goals for each week/day.
Surround yourself with people who are doing – the quickest way to mastery is to find a mentor
The #1 person responsible for your goals and priorities is you. So staying on track will require your commitment as well. Reach out and surround yourself with people who are also working on their goals. Motivation is contagious –so surround yourself with people who are doing and going somewhere.
Create or join a Mastermind Group
If you have set the RIGHT Goals, then you are already looking for or have joined a Mastermind or Accountability Group.
As per my Virtual Mentor Napoleon Hill, – a mastermind is a group – an alliance of more than one person with the intention to follow through on your plan and purpose. The keyword here is the intention to follow through leading to results and accountability.
Take small steps, create daily micro-commitments & live the 24 hour Lifestyle
“It’s not what you say out loud to everyone else that determines your life – it’s what you whisper to yourself that has the greatest power.” —Marc & Angel
When your goal requires too big a step – you will suffer from goal fatigue which demotivates us. Try living a 24 hour lifestyle. Meaning makes the most of the 24 hours ahead of you, identify that one small step you can take daily towards your goals and make it happen. It doesn’t need to be perfect – it just needs to get done. Wake up tomorrow and do the same 24 hour lifestyle again. Create your ideal day and choose a time and day you will take daily action on your #1 priority.
Track your progress & Celebrate the small wins between milestones.
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.” —Will Durant
Having regular check-ins will lead to small wins and big momentum. This also activates the reward circuitry of the brain leading to your mind” seeking” more of that win. Evaluating your progress weekly or daily will help ensure that you are on the right path, allowing for small tweaks in your strategy along the way.
Understand your procrastination habits, identify the essentials and eliminate the rest.
“That’s been one of my mantras – focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.” —Steve Jobs
Assess how you spend your time on your daily activities and the ones you procrastinate with the most. In addition to a time audit, do an energy & emotion audit. Understand your peak hours and time zones. Know what emotion certain tasks evoke.
What does your Procrastination Brain mental map look like? What do you do when you procrastinate? Do you emotionally eat, waste time on social media, jump on the phone and gossip? Take the time to identify the habits that no longer serve you and start replacing them with better habits that do.
Set goals that are connected to your values and beliefs and are relevant to who you are becoming.
“Your beliefs become your thoughts, Your thoughts become your words, Your words become your actions, Your actions become your habits, Your habits become your values, Your values become your destiny.” – Gandhi
The RIGHT Goal will make you uncomfortable. Set Goals that are aligned with your beliefs and your values. Goals that are aligned with the person you are becoming.
What will your future self thank you for 3 months, 6 months or a year from now? Who do you need to be today to achieve those goals?
Start with getting clear on what your values and belief systems are – and ensure that the goals you have selected reflect these values.
Originally published in Caribbean POSH Magazine’s June 2019 issue
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