It’s not surprising that at the top of the year, many will be rolling out their 90 day planners, setting goals, looking to the future trying to anticipate the kind of success that will make this year a year to remember, or at least a year better than the previous one.
But, it’s one thing setting out your aspirations for the year, it’s a totally different thing to actually achieve those goals. So, how do you get the results that you want?
Many believe that keeping your goals in focus will be enough to get the results you want. Sentiments like ‘keep your eye on the prize’ or ‘Follow One Course Until Successful’ are just some of the advice that is often given when considering achievement.
But, these sentiments, whilst well meaning, are not a solution for the work that you need to do to get the results you want. You see, getting the results you want requires you to have clarity about what you want and why. You will need to take action, have a mindset that will sustain you when things don’t work out as you had hoped, draw on some deep seated beliefs and shed other less helpful beliefs.
Now I can hear some of you say ‘Whoa! That sounds very deep.’ That’s because it is deep, but entirely achievable. How do I know this? Because all you need are the innate resources you already have and an understanding of how your brain works.
So where to start, is usually the next question. And, my response is ‘let’s look at where you insight comes from’.
Social media is full of experts telling us what we need to do to be successful and it can sometimes make us feel that we are missing something. That we need a ‘special gift’ to be able to know what to do to be successful. However, we are all connected to the intelligence behind life and always have been. Having a greater knowing about what we have at our disposal buoys us up and helps us take action and experiment, from which we learn heaps and discover more about how to succeed.
Tapping into insight requires us to fall out of our thinking and into reality. This isn’t as difficult as it might sound. All it takes is realising that our experience is created within us and not from the circumstances outside of us. Once we see this, we are free to close the gap between our experience created reality and actual reality, which helps us make better decisions and get more done.
Getting greater insight about how to get results is key, but so is taking action. This can be where many lose their way, as they take action before they have insight, or the action they take is all about leveraging their offer, before they understand more about who they are and what their customers really want.
Next week, I’ll be tackling what gets in the way of us taking the appropriate action and how understanding our neurology can give us even more leverage.