Last week I dealt with “So much to do, where to start?” Part One: Get organised.
If you missed it, you can check it out HERE.
This week the topic is “I know where I want to go, but can’t see how?
Part Two: Keep it real.
- Is your goal REALLY what you want? If you create fanciful “pie in the sky” overly ambitious goals that are not aligned with what you value, you will set yourself up to fail – creating an unrealistic, improbable or impossible goal is a sure-fire way to put you into massive overwhelm. I don’t want to dampen your dreams – if your dreams are aligned and congruent with your values and purpose – GO FOR IT! If your dreams are not, then I would love to throw a bucket of water on them.
- Is your goal someone else’s goal? Trying to live up to what someone else values and not what you value will create havoc internally. Don’t live up to what someone else’s expectation of how your life should look like – live up to your own.
If you want financial security, but don’t value money – not going to happen.
If you want to be slim, fit and healthy, but don’t value exercise and clean eating – not going to happen.
If you want to be the “Expert”, but do not study your field – not going to happen.
“Envy is ignorance, imitation is suicide” Ralph Waldo Emerson.
- Create Realistic Time Frames. And don’t be in too much of a hurry, see what you are doing now is “on the way” and not “in the way”. Create a clear plan of action and chunk it down into bite-size action steps. Too short a time frame will create anxiety and overwhelm. Focus on your purpose and long-term thinking.
- Be willing to pay the price. Many want much in their life, but are not willing to do what it takes to get there. If you are not willing to pay the price, then highly unlikely your goal is true for you. Whether it be time, energy, money or sacrifice – there will be a price to pay. Sometimes the price is being criticized by your friends and family and sometimes the price is losing some of these people.
- Have a big enough “Why”. When the why is big enough, the “hows’ will take care of themselves. Why is this goal important to you? What is your service? What impact do you wish to make? What is your legacy?
To create significant wealth, impact or legacy, you need a reason outside of yourself. You have to have a
bigger reason than your obstacles to overcome them.
Give yourself permission to make a difference and serve humanity and be handsomely paid in fair exchange.