“If it’s important you’ll find a way. If it’s not, you’ll find an excuse”.
I came across this quote last year, and I can’t believe how motivated I have been since.
Every time I find myself making an excuse for “not doing it” or “I’ll get around to doing it” I would stop and ask myself ‘how important is it for me to do it?’
Another question I would ask, if I think it’s important… “will this have a high impact or low impact for me and my business?”
Of course if it was high impact then I would find it on my “I’d like to do” list.
If I found that it was a low impact but I kinda liked it, then I’d still write it down in my brand journal under the ‘meh-list’ and park it for another day.
If it’s important you will find a way to do it. Otherwise, if it has no significance then stay clear of it. Simple.
Ask yourself some of these important questions:
What sort of “return on investment/energy” will it provide?
Do I really need to be doing this task, or can I give it to someone else to do?
I don’t set any new year resolutions any more, because I know they are set up to peter out or forgotten and not achieved after awhile.
So now what I do instead is make a promise to myself one task at a time.
And I only make one ‘themed’ promise by month.
This way it’s achievable.
Have you heard the term SMART goals? If not, here’s what it means:
Smart goals are
- Specific and to the point
- Achievable not far fetched and you're able to achieve them
- they are Measurable in other words you can test to see what has worked and what hasn’t,
- they are Realistic again these are not far fetched and hard to achieve
- Lastly are they Timely - meaning to put an end date to your goal. Write down a time or a date as to when you want to finish it - in a week, a month or 90 days?
And each SMART goal must have a great “Return on energy investment”
When the end of the month rolls around, and I know I’ve achieved it, I make another ‘themed’ promise and so on, throughout the year.
Towards the end of last year I found I could easily make 90 day ‘commitments’ and follow through on them.
If you’re finding you want to make a few big commitment for 2018 for your business, sign up to the Bloom Tribe. January’s mini power topic is on
BEING WILDLY PRODUCTIVE + FOCUSSED
We’ll be diving into planning, goal setting and filling your calendar [with only with the important things], so you can live a life of being proactive and not reactive.
I'd love to see you in there.