The Secret To Reaching Outrageous Goals
Have you ever set lofty, audacious, outrageous goals? Only to discover a few months later:
• You have forgotten all about your goals.
• Started and then felt overwhelmed.
• Nothing happened.
We are all so accustomed to instant gratification that long-term goals often don’t register in our brains.
Take a look at how “instant” you have become. If your internet doesn’t click to the next page promptly do you start to wonder why it is taking so long? Ten to fifteen years ago you were probably in awe of the internet even if it took a whole three minutes to dial up. Remember dial up connections?
Following is a fun strategy that will make your goals happen every month.
Let’s say you’ve decided your long term lofty, audacious goal is to take a week-long vacation every month. And you want to start this month. Give your vacation plan a name for example: “My Glorious Monthly Vacation”. Start right now and plan your first Glorious Monthly Vacation.
Here is the strategy. Plan an abbreviated Glorious Monthly Vacation. It is very important that you talk about your Glorious Monthly Vacation and always refer to it by name. This month your Glorious Monthly Vacation may be to take a good book, your lunch and spend the day at the beach. Enjoy your abbreviated Glorious Monthly Vacation and as soon as you head for home start planning next month’s Glorious Monthly Vacation.
Next month you may spend the day at the museum and go out for dinner. The strategy is to feel excited about your plans and your vacations even if they are not 7 days long. Also, you are building new habits and thought patterns.
Perhaps you’d like to save $1000.00 every month. Remember don’t ever miss a month. Keep your interest and excitement high. Your reduced savings deposit the first month might be $10.00. However as you deposit $10.00 say to yourself “my monthly $1000.00 deposit is $10.00 this month.”
Next month make another deposit. Be sure never to skip a month and always refer to it as your $1000.00 monthly deposit. It’s not the amount of money, but the new habit and the excitement you feel as you make the deposit.
Maybe you’d like to run a 25K marathon. Unless you are in top physical condition, you cannot go out and run 25 kilometers. However, you can run every day and say to yourself, “Today I’m running 1 K for my 25K run.” You’re training your body and your brain to be excited every day about your 25K goal.
How about applying it to your business building and online sales training?
Give your business a presumptuous name: My Outrageously Successful Business. Every time you sit down at the computer say to yourself, “I’m working on my Outrageously Successful Business.” That creates more excitement than I’m struggling to write a blog post or I’m researching a keyword.
When you are working on your business, use this strategy to keep yourself focused and excited and call it your Outrageously Successful Business.