Are “Shortcuts” Leading You To Dead Ends?
Have you ever found “shortcuts” that lead you to dead ends, get you lost in the woods or don’t offer a real solution around road blocks? Maybe a “quick fix” doesn’t really fix anything at all!
The first day of summer is 10 days away and with the start of June we’re nearing the end of the first half of 2014. That’s right, it’s almost half […]
The first day of summer is 10 days away and with the start of June we’re nearing the end of the first half of 2014. That’s right, it’s almost half over! In the business world, this is the time to begin reviewing accomplishments and figure out what to focus on for the second half of the year.
This isn’t just a business practice however – you should totally be using this strategy in your personal life, too! I’m sure you had goals come New Year’s Eve that you either forgot about or gave up on.
Now is the time to take a look back! Have you just been sitting around procrastinating for nearly half the year saying, “I still have plenty of time to accomplish that.”? If you really want to end 2014 better than you started it, now is the time to evaluate what is working and what isn’t.
The easiet way to change your future
The simplest rule for making changes in your life, is action. Nothing will ever change if you keep doing what you’re doing right now! Opportunities will not just walk by and slap you in the face. The quickest way to jump-start change in your life is by changing your mindset.
When you figure out what doesn’t work, you can adjust what you want to accomplish and set yourself up to succeed.
Today I want you to take on a new mindset. Maybe you procrastinated almost half the year away, and that’s alright. Instead of beating yourself up about what you didn’t work on, figure out what you can still get done before the end of the year! So instead of a mindset that is stuck on what you didn’t do, focus on what DID do right and what you can do from this point on!
Even if it’s just one small thing on your list of goals, it will help motivate you. If you just finish one small task on your list of goals, wouldn’t you be better off than where you were in January?
That extra motivation will help keep you on track and moving forward at a steady pace. If you try to accomplish everything at once, you set yourself up to fail. That is a recipe for burnout, split vision and indecisiveness.
Even worse, when you fail to accomplish your goals, it conditions you to NOT set goals anymore. I mean, why keep setting goals and never accomplishing anything? Oh man, if that is your current mindset, it’s time for a new one! That is an excuse!
I hope this helped motivate you to forge ahead as the second half of 2014 begins in just a few weeks. Leave me your comments telling me what you DID accomplish already in 2014 and please Like and Share it with your friends!
I’ll be around this afternoon at 12 pm ET/11 am CT on The Dani Johnson Show so grab a pen, pencil and come ready to take notes. You can find the show on your radio and please remember you can always stream today’s show right on our website. Let’s get ready together for a great “second act” in 2014!
In great faith,
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