Whilst some people are content to sit back and simply allow life to happen, I believe that we can, to a large extent, create what happens in our life. After all, success generally doesn’t land in our lap – it takes some planning and a good deal of right action.
Are you satisfied with where you are right now in your life?
Have you reached the pinnacle of your professional success?
Are you the person that you truly want to become?
Are you surrounded by meaningful relationships that add to your business and your life?
Are you truly happy?
If you answered ‘no’ to any of the above questions, then perhaps it is time to assume control of your life, and start taking definitive action. Here are some suggestions to assist you:
1. Set inspired goals for the long term, medium term and short term
A successful life is one that is lived strategically. What this means is that you need to work out what future you want for your life and for your business, and identify very specific outcomes that will take you to that eventuality. Simply sitting back and wishing that life will work out as you’d hoped is a recipe for playing small.
2. Do something each day for tomorrow
Every day, take at least one step that will get you closer to your goals. Each step that you take must build on the previous step that you’ve taken, and set up the next step to take. Through taking small but intentional steps every day, it is inevitable that you will progress towards your ultimate goal.
3. Clear your physical and mental space
We cannot think clearly when surrounded by physical and mental clutter. If you haven’t already cleared out any mess in your office or home, make this a priority. Stuffing rubbish into cupboards isn’t the answer either. Properly file and organise, or throw the clutter away. The same applies to what’s happening in your head. Achieving goals requires focus and consistency and goal achievement isn’t likely when the mind is scattered.
4. Work in 100-day sprints
I find that 365 days is just too long to sustain a big push. As a result, I work in 100-day sprints. Being just over 3 months, this time period is useful to make meaningful progress towards a goal, but isn’t so long that the body and mind become exhausted. Set clearly defined SMART goals for each 100-day sprint, which you can do two to three times each year, and you can likely achieve more in 100 days that most people do in the full year.
5. Be accountable
Living your dream life, owning your dream business, or having your dream corporate role is completely in your hands. Whilst sometimes luck comes our way (and sometimes it doesn’t), goal achievement is fundamentally up to us. Playing the victim and blaming everyone else is just an excuse and an argument for our limitations. We need to commit to our goals, and we need to make them a reality, no matter how much effort it takes, and no matter how long it takes us to achieve them.
Greatness does not happen by accident. So, make a choice today: Are you going to do what it takes to live your dreams?
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