Yes, I know we are halfway through the year but hear me out. Don’t get me wrong, I am all for self-improvement but most people make three major mistakes at the beginning of the year. These mistakes make it hard for you get beyond the mental, emotional, and physical blocks. Now is the point when most have chalked their goals up as a loss or they have slowly faded back into old habits. I get it……I use to do it too.
What is the allure of making huge changes in your life starting January 1st? I mean, each day is an opportunity to change so why are people so fascinated with that date? Well, the resolutions were started by the Babylonians who would promise to paid debts and give back things they had borrowed. (Oh and it wasn’t even in January) They would receive favor from the gods for doing this. (Found on History.com) Christians made it a time to repent for past wrongdoings.
Here lies problem #1 – following the trend instead of following the trail of success
Many successful people have made the suggestion to use each day to the fullest. That means starting today instead of waiting until Monday. The hot “new trend” beguiles people into spending money on tactics and resources that are not really new. People get dupped really easily and end up wasting time, energy and money.
I’ve found myself recently going back to “old school” methods when it comes to my business. The 100 Startup is a great resource for starting your business on a budget. It also pulls you away from free tips, resources, webinars and other attractive distractions.
Now here is problem #2 – Um, the goals are not achievable………by anyone! 🤦🏾♀️
So you thought that you would go from a size 26 to a size 7 in 3 months? 😳 People often put huge goals down on their list but don’t include action steps to make the goal achievable. You want to take a dream vacation but there is no goal of saving the money or making extra money to pay for it. Hey, Rome wasn’t built in a day.
Looking at your goals in a more realistic way works so much better. Try breaking them down into smaller chunks of time. What do you want to achieve in the next three months? A great book to help you in this area is 12 Week Year. Another great book to read is The 4 Hour Work Week which will completely change your mindset about delegation.
Let’s get to problem #3 – There is no one holding you accountable
Yes, we all would love to be able to achieve things with no help. (It’s that whole being self-sufficient vibe we want to be known for) Yet we all know that there will always be something we don’t quite understand. Help can move us much further than what we can do on our own.
That being said, I know that even when we know we need help…….we won’t ask for it. With that in mind, I have two opportunities for you to get some much needed help.
Get on the phone with me……
Or………..join our weekly accountability community……..