I want to encourage you today. Whatever is in your heart to achieve this year, it is possible. You can set yourself up to win and make this an extravagant year. Here are a few points that I gathered that might benefit you.
1. Realize that you’re ready
You might not have everything you need to complete the journey, but you have enough to start RIGHT NOW! Don’t worry about the details – the journey will change you and you’ll find all the tools you need to reach your goals along the way. Just take some action, no matter how small, RIGHT NOW!
2. Press through fear
Do you get anxious/scared when you go to take a shower? Hopefully not. What about before going to speak in front a crowded room of people or before trying something that you have never done before? Whenever fear raises it head, just remember that it is False Evidence Appearing Real. If you press through the FEAR, you will discover that you can do it and that you are okay. So instead of avoiding it at all costs, press through it. View it as a guidepost that says what you’re about to do is important and meaningful to you, and then just do it.
3. Consume less and create more
Consume less non-productive activity in your life to create space for those things that align with your goals. The less time you spend consuming non-productive activity, the more time you have for creating the life you want. Creating is the only way to move forward.
Create movement. Create time (by not wasting it). Create relationships.
Create the life you want
4. Eliminate the clutter from your life
Have you ever cleaned & organized your place after putting it off forever? For approximately 6-7 seconds after you’re done, the universe opens up and drops this ‘knowledge bomb’ right into your head: “This feels awesome! Why didn’t I do it sooner?”
This could be stuff that has been piling up forever, but it could also be negative people who just drag down at every turn.
Getting rid of stuff that only takes up space and adds no value makes room for things that do.
5. Be inspired daily
Read a book.
Have a great conversation.
Listen to a podcast.
Watch a great motivational movie clip.
Read some awesome quotes.
Do ANYTHING you can to GET YOUR MIND RIGHT! Everything becomes easier to do with a positive mindset.
6. Make it fun
Enough said! If you don’t like doing it (or make it at least enjoyable on some level), or you won’t stick with it.
7. Don’t be ‘rocket ship-esque’
The problem that often befalls people is not their actual goal, but the time frame that they set to achieve it. Losing 20lbs of fat? Yeah – super possible! Losing 20lbs of fat in 30 days? Well….
The more unrealistic the time frame, the more ridiculous things you’re going have to do to even have a chance of getting there. Even then, the chances of falling short of your goals are pretty high.
A realistic time frame gives you more breathing room to find out what works and to play around the variables related to your goal, while still giving putting enough fire under your cheeks so that you don’t stretch it out into infinity.
The key is you want to set yourself up to WIN! Instead, choose 2 lbs in 2 weeks. If you beat your goal in a week or even in a few days, then great for you! Move your target and keep going until you reach your ultimate number or goal.
Don’t burn out via a ‘rocket ship-esque’ effort – an all out guts & glory approach with little to show for it when all is said & done. You’re in this for the long haul.
8. Put “failure” in its proper place
No one fails by doing nothing; failure requires risk and action. Failure means you found a way that didn’t work….which is AWESOME!
And guess what? You didn’t die; the world didn’t come crashing down around you.
You’ve lived to fight another day, gained valuable experience and are now one step closer to finding something that does work to attain your desired results.
9. Do something different
If you’ve been tackling a goal for some time with a lack of results, change it!
Expecting a different outcome by doing the same thing you’ve always done is like expecting a punch in the face from a professional boxer not to hurt: no matter how much you want it to be true, it’s just not.
10. NEVER give up!
If WINNING is the only option, how can YOU lose?
Inspired to Inspire you to an Extravagant Winning Year,