Are your goals stopping points or a lifestyle? Does your lifestyle support your goals?
Right now you might be re-evaluating your business and personal goals for 2020. What seemed like a great goal earlier this year may have been derailed in the past couple of weeks. Our resources and routines have been impacted.
As you are recalibrating for 2nd quarter goals (April, May, June) and for the rest of 2020 what action steps will you take to achieve your goals?
“Whenever there is a gap between your habits and your goals, your habits will always win.” – James Clear
In the Masterminds I led over the past 5 years, we would start with the goals that aligned with company mission and values. We would then break them down into monthly projects and weekly tasks. However, it takes more effort than writing a plan to achieve your goals.
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.
What does it look like to live your goals?
Goal is 5 new accounts each month. The process is contacting 5 new leads every day and following up with leads you haven’t heard back from.
NOTE: This is an example only and the process will look different per business.
Goal is to lose 5lbs and keep it off. The routine is cardio 4x/week and not exceeding 1200 calories.
NOTE: This is an example only and the routine will look different per person.
You might miss a day, but the important part is to stay consistent in your efforts. Just because you miss one 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.
If you find that you keep procrastinating on the work or missing days then re-evalutate the goal. Why is it important to you? What happens if you don’t achieve the goal? Who are you letting down?
The other challenge many of us face when achieving a goal is then becoming complacent. When we’re complacent our goals become stopping points instead of lifestyles. 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 to the processes and routines after you achieved the initial goal. How can you improve upon them? What can you do to move yourself to the next level? What does adding one more lead to your list look like? What does adding weights to your fitness routine look like?
This is a mobile wallpaper I created for myself to remind me to be disciplined with my choices each day. Discipline is my word of the year.
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 can help provide processes or routines.