You have a goal but you’re struggling to reach it.
Some days are more successful than others, but there are ups and downs.
Here is a simple process for reaching your goals:
We need to look at your daily behaviour on a micro level. In each choice, where does it take you?
A successful entrepreneur named Gary Vaynerchuk often talks about making sure that your behaviour maps to your goals.
In each day, in any moment, is this action leading to your goal?
It’s a simple concept and that’s what I love about it.
It’s literally a yes or no question:
Is what you are doing right now mapping to your goal?
- Is this food choice leading to my goal?
- Is this activity leading to my goal?
- Is this person helping lead me to my goal?
- Does this job lead me to my goal?
- Does this time on my alarm lead me to my goal?
Okay, now for the tricky part.
This simple process needs 2 key elements:
1 – Is your goal clear?
2 – Are you being honest with yourself?
Without a clear goal, it is harder to tell if the action leads to your goal or not.
If you’re not honest, it can be easy to convince ourselves we need more rest, deserve a break or have earned this treat…
We make the immediate reward more important than the goal. You need to dig deep and get honest.
Is that behaviour really mapping to your goal?
Try this out today.
Whether it’s choosing what to eat at lunch or when you’ll crash on the couch in the evening; ask yourself the question and see where it takes you.
Then, let me know!