I came across this quote last year, “if it’s important you’ll find a way, if it’s not you’ll find an excuse” 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 ROE “Return on energy”
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 2019 for your business, sign up to The Bloom Collective’s Membership - the mini-power workshop
BE WILDLY PRODUCTIVE + FOCUSSED
is all about 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.
Hope to you in there.