Re-listening to The Strangest Secret by Earl Nightingale via https://youtu.be/m9PmuAFsQOM, it reclaimed a lot of the feelings I’ve been having when planning out my goals for 2017.
That is, in regards to, the human condition.
As a human, I’m noticing myself, along with others, wanting things like a successful career, money to travel, etc. But we often fall short of putting in the effort to reach those dreams.
Eventually for me, my mind and body hype into auto drive, and I find myself getting things done in one day, which should have taken a week. The results are neither better or worse. But it would be nice to condition myself to 2 hours per day, compared to the 14 hours I’ll find myself in front of the computer all day on a Sunday.
Plus, there’s no such thing as a success overnight.
As an example, look at the founder of TOMS, Blake Mycoskie. He’s a brilliant guy, and at the launch of his shoe company, he mentions in his book, Start Something That Matters, that it was in fact almost an immediate boom.
He also speaks more about his time as an entrepreneur, along with his mother who was a successful book author, which gives him the experience he needed to have the outcome that he did.
It’s easy to envy this, but it does no good for your starting of a new project.
A better approach is to ask yourself “what can I do to achieve fill in the blank?”
When we stop comparing ourselves to others, we’re able to begin on the path towards who we want to be.
Stop whatever it is you’re doing.
Now write out 3 goals you want to achieve. Weigh them in importance, impact, and ease of implementation. Look at each one, and see which, if any, are a result of the other. Then choose one to focus on.
After further reflection, write out the steps on what will get you there.
This will provide you with a clear action plan, and have your mind primed for the process of the start.
Next, put a deadline on when you will achieve this by. Make it realistic and fun. (I prefer full moons, because that’s who I am.)
You have planted the seed in your subconscious.
Repeat this statement as if you’re speaking to yourself, “you will place goal by place deadline.” And write it out in a notepad everyday as soon as you wake up.
Congratulations! Happy New Year :)
If you’re curious about my qualifications, I have a mindfulness book coming out this March, 2017. And created it’s website in one day, bookunknown.com. Check it out.