Do you have a clear idea of what you want your life to look like? Would you say you’re more of a dreamer or a goal setter? How are you on the execution?
Getting to the next level starts with a clear assessment of present state, where you are and what you are doing.
It might be time to get REAL.
What does your day look like?
- What time do you get up
- How do you start your day
- Where are your thoughts
- Where do you go
- Who do you see
- What do you do
Every day of life is a HUSTLE. We can relax in our accomplishments. You can hustle to stay alive, make ends meet, get ahead, go further, or impact more. Where are you on that scale?
Stay Alive: What is preventing you from making ends meet? What can YOU do to alleviate the stress and become more productive?
Make Ends Meet: What is preventing you from getting ahead? What can YOU do to get over the hump and relieve the pressure of just getting by?
Getting Ahead: What is preventing you from going further? What can YOU do to unlock the key to hitting new goals?
Go Further: What is preventing you from impacting more? What can YOU do to propel your life and reach the next level of impact?
Impact More: What is preventing you from sharing your success and ideas with others. What can YOU do to create a legacy?
Getting from A-Z is a process and a journey full of ups and downs, bad turns, smooth sailing, big hills, low valleys…you see where I’m going. Rarely is it a straight shot.
Where do you want to go on this journey? Does it seem impossible? Well, it isn’t. With planning, progress, and patience you can get to where you want to go.
It starts with setting SMART Goals:
M – measurable
A – attainable
T- time bound
It’s ok to have a 5, 10, or 15-year plan but create mini goals along the way. Managing a bigger vision can seem overwhelming and as a result, tiresome and soon you will lose focus. Consider thinking of your year in quarters – First, Second, Third, & Fourth. What can you do in 90 days that will help you get to your goal?
When you hit a milestone you have reason to celebrate! Celebrating your progress will keep you encouraged. Take stock of your success and if needed, modify action steps for the next quarter. Remember, it’s easy to get stuck in the ditch doing all the work. At some point, you have to step outside and look at the horizon to make sure you are navigating with accuracy.
Rome wasn’t built in a day. They didn’t get in a rush and create lean-to’s because they were impatient. They made a plan and besides all the crazy war, sin, and murder they stayed the course. My point is it is a process and if you rush it, you will get less than you deserve. In all you do, you should be building a foundation for stability. Before the walls were erected (or the Roman columns) there was first a solid foundation. Then the roof, then the sconces and tapestries. Think of building something as sustainable as the Parthenon which still stands today. SO Breathe – evaluate – modify – and push forward. Your goals may change along the way but if you’ve planned correctly, it won’t be starting over it will just be taking a new path further down the road.
CHALLENGE: SO Breathe – evaluate – modify – and push forward. Your goals may change along the way but if you’ve planned correctly, it won’t be starting over it will just be taking a new path further down the road.
I know YOU can do it!
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