Updated: May 9
If we are honest, 2023 hasn't been a smooth year. For some of us, balancing work, personal life, and health while pursuing our goals has been a challenge in itself. But guess what? You're not alone!!! And that's why today, I want to share FOUR PROVEN STEPS that have helped me stay focused and make slow but steady progress:
1- DEFINE YOUR GOALS: We're already in May, but some of you might need to go back to the drawing board and redefine your end-of-the-year goals, so that you can break them into monthly and quarterly goals.
2- PRIORITIZE YOUR TIME: People who reach their goals are very strict about time management. Have you considered scheduling your idle time? Yes, I am going there because those are the activities that rob you the most of that non-refundable asset called "time". Idle activities are neither good nor bad; They just don’t bring you closer to your goals. Starting this week, list how you occupy your time and see which activities are productive, and which ones are idle. Learn to find balance.
3- FOCUS ON EXECUTION: Now that you have gotten rid of the time robbers and have taken the time to define your goals (short and long terms), it’s time to EXECUTE!!! Execution means taking daily and weekly actions that bring you closer to your goals. Make sure you keep track of your progress. As I said, you need tangible evidence that will let you know you’re on the right track and allow you to evaluate where you are and where you need to be.
4- VISUALIZE YOUR SUCCESS: Last week, I watched Donnie Wiggins's interview with Marcus Rosier. He made this statement that gave me chills: “Your life will eventually arrive where your mind frequently visits.”- Wowie Wow!!! Visualization might be the missing element in your plan of action. You need to become so familiar with your desired outcome that you no longer settle for your current situation, and you start working on finding solutions to see that manifestation of your vision.
On that note, last week, I bought myself a pair of Betsey Johnson Gold loafers because I have been visualizing myself standing in front of an engaged crowd, sharing tips and insights, and I need to be comfortable :-)
That's all I have for you today. If you find this post valuable, let me know in the comments, and please share it with others.
Until next time,