Recently we spoke about “Goal Killers”
- You didn’t have enough time
- You had too many distractions
- You were not around the right people
- You didn’t know how
- You kept procrastinating
We discussed how to deal with the first two – not having enough time and having too many distractions (if you missed that info, visit http://workwithdayashton.com/ to get it and much more!).
Now, lets take a look at the remaining 3 goal killers and how to deal with them!
You were not around the right people
Jim Rohn, an American entrepreneur, author and motivational speaker stated: “you are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with”.
How smart or talented you are; where you were born; the family environment you grew up in – all these may play a role in how successful you may or may not be, BUT, the impact of the people you surround yourself with has a major impact and can either lift you higher or keep you trapped and believing you cannot achieve!
Whatever result you want to achieve right now, you need to find people who have already achieved that result because it will make your life so much easier.
Just take a few moments to reflect on the following: Which people do you spend most time with? Do they lift you up or drag you down? Are they folk who are proactive go-getters or folk who just sit and criticise? Do they motivate or drain you?
The amazing thing about being around positive-minded people and action-takers, is that it will help you grow in a positive direction as well. They will have a positive impact on how you think and inevitably behave.
You didn’t achieve the results you desired because you didn’t know how
This is probably the simplest to rectify.
Whatever subject you need to find out more about, whatever activity you need to understand, whatever it is you want to achieve or find out about, there is information out there (much of it freely accessible too) which can really help you reach that goal, that dream.
Find out everything you can about it. Read books – hardcopy or online. Listen to audio recordings on the subject you are interested in. Listen to motivational audios too – VERY important. Tune in to webinars (I can always link you in to very helpful webinars on a variety of issues as well as business-related topics – just contact me and let me know!). Watch training videos. Go to seminars, workshops, bootcamps, etc. Whatever it is you want to get to know, learn from people who have already done it and can guide you meaningfully.
You kept procrastinating!
We all know that overwhelming urge to do anything other than what we should be doing!
In Brian Tracy’s book, “Eat that Frog! – 21 ways to stop procrastinating and get more done in less time”, a statement is made: “One of the very worst uses of time is to do something very well that need not to be done at all”!!
The important thing is to get off the mark. Focus. Get started!
“Do not wait; the time will never be “just right”. Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along” (Napoleon Hill)
One tends to keep saying ‘I’ll do it next time, next week or the week after …’
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe said: “We always have time enough, if we will but use it aright”.
Plan. You need to schedule it in. When you schedule whatever you are wanting/planning to do and are specific with a time, the procrastination goes away.
Be specific. You need to schedule the day, the time and the place to make it happen. For example, Tuesday 20th January at 14:00 is specific. Simply saying sometime on Tuesday, the action is less likely to happen!
So then, following these 5 very simple steps will dramatically increase the likelihood of achieving your goals right away and finally eliminate one or more of the 5 goal killers.
Be in touch if I can be of assistance or you need more information.
Dailene (aka Day Ashton)
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