You’ve probably got a list as long as your arm with all your goals and to-dos on it. I want you to start viewing that list a little differently…
And I’m all for keeping track of that kinda stuff, especially my goals; they don’t just get written out at the beginning of the new year, I write them out EVERY DAY so that they are always at the top of my mind and direct the decisions I make. If you are serious about reaching your goals then remind yourself daily. MORE than daily! When times get tough, or you feel stuck or overwhelmed then reminding yourself of your WHY is going to really help you stay on track.
There are also other to-do lists, which I used to be so fond of keeping. A list of all the ‘stuff’ that needs to get done. I’m pleased to say it gets shorter and shorter and I refer to it less and less. Sometimes hardly ever. That’s probably down to a few reasons.
1. When you are absolutely clear on what you are doing, WHY you are doing it and what your goals are, you don’t need step-by-step to-do lists because you are working from a more intuitive place.
2. Perhaps it’s experience. I’ve been working for myself for so long and have picked up so much knowledge about certain aspects of business running that some things are now second nature and I’m not in learning mode as much. I’ve done a lot of ‘donkey work’ learning. Though of course there is ALWAYS room to keep on learning and I”m not saying I know it all! I mean that now I’ve fine tuned by learning so that it’s extremely focused on what I want to achieve and how I can do that as efficiently as possible. It’s not a scatter gun approach to learning that with hindsight I adopted
3. I’ve really simplified my business so much. I used to jump from one idea to the next and juggle a lot and just have a lot of ‘stuff’ in my business that kept me busy but didn’t contribute greatly. Such as….
- Helping people. The activities took up time but didn’t increase my reach
- Money. Again, took up time, but didn’t contribute much money-wise
- Goals. They weren’t the actions that were going help me reach my goals faster
Part of that was learning. And I know I made things more complicated for myself that I needed to, though I didn’t realise it at the time. For example, I remember when I first start launching my products, programmes and training online. I came up with a step-by-step guide for myself that had 52 actions on it! I used to follow it like a bible.
Step 1 – check.
Step 2 – check.
…Step 52 – CHECK! Whew.
And I guess it served it’s purpose, and it was a starting point so I can’t be down on myself for it. I was doing my best and I WAS launching products so the end result was there. Now, I’ve streamlined it, took out the stuff that didn’t contribute much, made it easier for myself, learnt from other people and now I know what to do, in less steps, for even more effective launches.
I do the RIGHT THING.
I want you to DO THE RIGHT THING.
Look at what you want to achieve. Look at all they ways, the ‘steps’ and the actions you need to achieve it. Study it and THEN do the things that are going to get you to where you want the fastest! Rapid goal reaching!
I like getting results fast. Don’t you?
We get caught doing stuff that doesn’t contribute that much success to what it is that we want to do. Don’t be a victim of that method of reaching your goals. Changing your habits doesn’t require anything more from you apart from some thought. In fact, it requires LESS. Taking things OUT is often the fastest way forward.
Sometimes getting more knowledge may be a good idea, but maybe you already have more than enough knowledge to make your decision. In that case, ACTION WINS.
Don’t get caught up in doings things. Make sure if you are going to spend your time and energy, it’s on the RIGHT THINGS.
Then watch your results excelerate!