Are you tired of watching everyone else succeed, while you work to figure out the formula to success?
Did You End Last Year In Park?
There is some data that indicates that, although more than 40% of Americans make New Year Resolutions, there are only about 8% who achieve them. In other words, if you ended the year in park or idle, you are not alone. In fact, the problem with most people seems to be consistent, in that we start the year full of excitement and momentum with all intent to aim for the moon while we hope to hit the stars. Forbes dot com says in many cases our goals are overly ambitious leaving us overwhelmed and frustrated and resulting in a failure to launch. My experience has validated this and has also revealed that most people believe that if their dreams don't scare them, they're not big enough. So how do we respond? We dream BIGGER! We set idyllic goals, with honorable intentions only to find ourselves stuck in neutral while attempting to shift into gear.
In the meantime, we stare out the window as we watch all the other dreamers go whizzing by. And because we are smart, with multiple degrees, well read, well exposed, well connected (or whatever your super power may be) we figure that we should be well on our way. But you're not. So now, you've allowed distractions to veer you off course while your vision for success takes a back seat to life. You appear to be okay with those who are now beginning to lap you. In fact, you cheer them on, support their progress and applaud their accomplishments, but deep down inside you're disappointed and become downright sad.
What do they know that you don't know?
If you were honest with yourself, you would admit that you are just as smart as they are, if not more intelligent. But a key part of your success is being honest with yourself, or surround yourself with people who will be frank with you even when you are not. So, you're here, and I am here, and I might as well be honest with you. Well, here it goes. Depending on who you talk too, one could argue that they are smarter than you, but only slightly. After all, they arrived at the conclusion vaguely ahead of you, that big dreams require bold action. They've discovered that you can't do the same thing expecting different results. They have recognized that even as smart as they are, they can't possibly know everything, and can save time, and accomplish more if they just hire some help. They've accepted that they have to put their money where their mouth is to yield the results they want. Because there are only 24-hours in a day, and they can't seem to find the time to work on their goals. They either had to stop talking about writing a book, launching a business, quitting their job or whatever or take bold action to make it happen.
What have they figured out that you have not?
They realized that cutting corners was not a success strategy, but a stall tactic. They stopped expecting others to voluntarily lend their expertise to help their dream take flight. They no longer bartered with their vision and understood that sacrifices were a major part of most success strategies. They knew that races are won one lap at a time, goals are achieved one step at a time, and elephants are eaten one bite at a time. Another key part of their strategy for success included smaller incremental goals that were measurable and concrete. Since most of these individuals also had big dreams, they recognized the need to take bold action like never before and shared their thoughts with someone who would hold them accountable. Note: Be careful who you share your dreams with because some people can be dream snatchers. And when necessary, they hired someone to help them bring clarity to their vision. This professional would be someone other than a relative or BFF, but instead, a skilled individual with experience asking questions, providing answers, offering solutions and recommending strategies for overcoming problems and delays. This individual required them to remain focus provided guidance and support and served as a confidant and catalyst for unprecedented action. This person had a proven track record for helping others get out of park, get into drive and successfully navigate the course. The goal seeker did not confuse this individual for the one who would do the work, after all, there was only one driver seat, and it was reserved for the person with the vision. Instead, they employed the individual to ensure that they got our of park, shifted into gear, skillfully navigated to their lane and heading towards success. This professional could be found at the Pit Stops, along the path and even sitting in the passenger seat when necessary. They were experienced at predicting road blocks, detours and warned against distractions. They helped to create a sense of urgency, refused unnecessary delays, provided resources and facilitated focus and action to get to the destination. In other words,don't give up now. There is help available!
If you just can't seem to figure out what comes next, then maybe the next thing you should do is hire a success coach! Call me, I know a really great one!
No matter what you do, you can't seem to make it happen
Did your year not end like you wanted it too?
Did you have some things or tasks that were not completed?
Did you lose your momentum, your focus or your drive?
Is there more you want to do in 2016?
Are there some things you need to do, but you're not sure how to accomplish them?
Will it cost too much for you to hire someone to do them, but you could do them yourself with a little help?
Are you willing to try something different this year to make things happen for you?
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