Are your goals stopping points or a lifestyle? Does your lifestyle support your goals? You might be re-evaluating your business and personal goals for the year. What seemed like a great goal earlier this year may have been derailed.
Whenever there is a gap between your habits and your goals, your habits will always win.James clear
In the Masterminds I led for 5 years, we’d start with reflection and assessment. Next, create goals to align with the company’s mission and values. Then, break goals down into monthly projects and weekly tasks. However, it takes more effort than writing a plan to achieve your goals.
- Business: The goal is 5 new accounts each month. Each week you make a list of 25 leads and contact 5 each day. Then follow up with previous leads.
- Personal: You goal is to lose 5lbs and keep it off. Each week you schedule your routine and plan your meals. The routine includes 45 min of cardio 4x/week and not exceeding 1200 calories daily.
Your daily actions and choices need to support your goals. Your company culture and processes should support and align with your business goals. Your lifestyle and daily routine should support your personal goals.
Avoid Goal Stopping Points
With either goal, you might miss a day, but consistency is what matters most. Missing a day isn’t a reason to throw in the towel. If the goal is important to you, then get back at it the next day.
📌 TIP: Create a tracker to check off each day you complete your process or routine. You can either use an app or track on paper. I use both for different goals.
Evaluate Your Motivation
If you keep procrastinating on the work or missing days, then re-evaluate your motivation using these questions.
- Why is it important to you?
- What happens if you don’t achieve the goal?
- Who are you letting down?
Adjust Your Milestone
The other challenge we face is becoming complacent. When we’re complacent our goals become stopping points instead of a lifestyle commitment. This is where you can stall the growth of your business or easily gain the weight back. I’ve been there.
It is important to continue the processes and routines after you achieved the initial goal. Here are questions to consider as you move towards the next milestone.
- How can you improve upon them?
- What can you do to move yourself to the next level?
- What happens when you add one more lead to your list?
- What happens when you add weights to your fitness routine?
Each day the choices we make about our personal routines and business processes impact our goals. How are you living your goals?
Inspire others by sharing a process or routine that supports a goal.
Or if you’re feeling stuck, share the goal and we’ll help.