“You can do anything. But not everything.” David Allen
I really wonder about this inspiration. It’s not that I want to be the nay-sayer… I mean, this is your midweek-motivation, and if I’m going to be discouraging… it certainly shouldn’t be on Wednesday…
You can do anything. Really?
I want to be an Olympic Gold Medalist Figure Skater. OK… no. Sorry. That is not going to happen. I will not be that medal stand. Why. Let’s start with my inability to skate well. Then let’s jump to my hate of cold. Finally, I’m a tad old… ouch, I could keep going, but I’m kinda depressing myself (hahaha)
Now, let’s jump to the second part of the inspiration. “You can’t do everything.”
You can do everything you want — I just like to say, “you can do everything you want, but not all at once”. There are different phases of your life. You may have to wait until a time when you have “more time”. For example, if you have young kids, you may have to wait until they are in school before you take your business to the next level. Unlike my goal of being a champion skater, you can do “the next level” but maybe not right now… it’s OK to wait.
So let’s go back to that first thing…
Knowing the realistic view point… can you do anything? Outside of physical, intelligence, or age restrictions, then all you have to do is convince yourself it’s possible! The convincing may be the challenge.
Outside of the talent and youthful flexibility, I said I can’t be a champion skater because I hate cold.
You must enjoy the process in doing what you “want”, to get where you want! (Write that down) — if you hate what you are doing, it doesn’t matter what the goal is… you are going to me miserable getting there!
So it’s not even a matter of realistic goals, it’s a matter of enjoyable goals!
Today, as you are setting your daily, weekly, monthly goals — ask yourself if the journey to achieving “it” is something you really want to do… if you do not, then either pick a different goal or path because, in your small business… it’s not about the goal, but about the “day to day” process of getting to the goal!
Enjoy the process!!!!!
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1- Set one goal to complete by the end of the week… how are you going to accomplish the goal. Write it out “step by step”. Now… analyze it… will you enjoy this process? If no… figure out a different way or a different goal. This is key to getting past the “I hate the middle of the week because I am unmotivated feeling”
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