Almost a third of 2011 has passed and I have one question for you:
Have you achieved everything you had planned to (so far)?
In the vast majority of cases, the answer will be “NO!”
So, as a small business blogger, you know what you want and you have all these good intentions, right?
Perhaps even more personal like…lose weight, gain weight, stop smoking, start exercising, get a new job, earn more, find a partner…
Yes, that’s right gain weight.
Anyone know someone who would like to gain weight?
I do. My wife. She would love to put on a few kilos but she can’t. No matter what she eats, she never puts on weight. The bitch! And if you are reading this, darling, I love you.
So back to all these good intentions and plans.
So, why don’t you start some of them? As a small business blogger…you want to succeed, right?
I tell you why.
Because you don’t really want to achieve them. Honestly, you don’t. You think you do but, believe me, you don’t. Otherwise you would have started by now.
The ONLY way you will achieve your goals is if you are naturally passionate about them. That passion is deep inside you.
You can’t make the passion up. You have to want to achieve your goals so much you will do anything to achieve it.
Maybe you have started, have you?
How easily are you distracted?
You are on a diet and you are invited out to the fancy new restaurant in town. What picture does that conjure up in your mind? What words does your inner voice say to you?
“You must go, the food is wonderful and you can always exercise a bit more the next day”
“Remember you want to be slim. Don’t go”
A good friend of mine used to smoke. He decided to give up. He could no longer afford to smoke. Within one day he had given up. No cutting down, no patches, just 20 a day to none. He has not smoked for 21 years.
His passion and determination for not smoking was bigger than the benefit he got from smoking.
So what are your goals?
Do you really, really want them?
Use these ratings:
1: being “not too sure if I want it”
10: being “NOTHING is getting in my way, absolutely NOTHING, my sole purpose is…”
And on a scale of 1 to 10, rate your passion on each of your goals.
Any 9 or 10’s?
Yes, then that is great. You can only succeed.
Anything lower than a nine then you are not going to ever reach your goal. I hope I am wrong and let me know if I am.
Anything lower than a 9 and you will be distracted, you will find excuses not to do things, you will easily be knocked off track and I guarantee one thing:
“You’ll start tomorrow”
How much have you achieved this year? As much as you expected?
Please share your views in the comments below.