It’s January 1, of any year! Christmas is over, all holidays are behind you and your sitting by yourself with a cup of your favorite morning coffee or tea. You have in front of you a beautiful, new, hard bound journal and you’re inspired to finally change your life!
YOU ARE COMMITTED! RIGHT?
You separate your life into key areas, and then you start defining exactly how your life is going to be different in the next twelve months and you’re starting TODAY! Right?
Fast forward six months, it’s July. What has change? For most of us, nothing!
Because Goal-setting does not work! OK, I said it and it’s proven time and time again. Goal-setting is an incomplete process.
You set your goals and soon you find yourself frustrated.
Do you want to know the reason? OK, I’ll tell you.
You have not attached enough emotional capital as to WHY you need to ACT on the goals you set. You’re not emotionally connected to what your life can actually look like if you not only decided, but actually take action to bring them to life.
To make significant change, we need to attach a FEELING of the dream-fulfilled. You must be able to SEE the change as if it has already occurred. You must SEE and FEEL yourself living the life you have imagined and envision it daily!
So you must not only envision the successful achievement of the life you want, but you also MUST ACT daily to create the habits to support your vision and feelings!
Now here’s the BIG question!
When are you going to stop procrastinating and start living the life God gave you the talents to achieve?
I love the joke, “Do you know how to make God laugh?” Answer: “Tell him your goals.” Why would that make God laugh, because He knows you are not going to ACT on them! How does he know? Because your life has been one failed New Year Resolution after another.
I’m suggesting we make a quote from Sir Richard Branson our new mantra for the remainder of your life, “Screw it, let’s do it!”
Create a strong, compelling vision for the years you have left, create an inspiring action plan, develop the daily habit of consistent, persistent action, see yourself living that life, and don’t make God laugh, but make him proud that you actually LIVED the life He gave you!
“Where there is no vision, the people will perish.”
A vision is a precise, clearly defined goal with a detailed action plan and a timetable for achieving that goal .
Don’t wait for your ship to come in. Either swim out to it or build your own ship. To save yourself you must have the mindset of Noah!
Don’t be a goal-setter, become a Goal-Getter!
Consider this: If you are serious about using your talents, and committed to changing your life, what actions are you going to take today to begin your life transformation?
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