I always get excited about the New Year. Sure, I know some resolutions get rolled over from the previous year but, that’s okay. In my enthusiasm to march forward, I may be a bit overzealous and take on more than I can do. During the past couple of years, I had a lot of major goals to deal with and they took all of my focus. I didn’t like dealing with them but I learned something important…
Over the last two years, I had to accomplish one major goal and here are some thoughts on that as I had conflicting emotions.
- I didn’t want to do it
- I had to do it
- I didn’t know how I was going to get it done
- Failing was not an option
Talk about pressure. I was so stressed out I couldn’t focus on anything else except life’s basic necessities and meeting my goal. Well, I did it. What a relief. Deep down I knew it would happen but a lot was at stake and two years was a long time.
So, I realized I had learned how to focus on a single outcome and to do anything to make it happen. I was extremely creative under very stressful conditions plus hearing others tell me it might not happen. I refused to accept that. I just kept trying whatever I could to succeed and I finally did.
I needed to find something that I am extremely passionate about, single-focused and spend five hours a day making it happen.
As a good friend and mentor, Mark LeBlanc, teaches, “Have a laser-like focus not a laser-light show.” I had too many things I could do and wasn’t picking just one to work on so I wasn’t getting anywhere. I had a laser-light show going and all of the pretty lights were distracting me and I couldn’t focus on any single goal. To do one thing and see it through as I had on my big goal last year.
So this is how I’m going to do it, starting now my 2018 New Routine. Why don’t you grab a piece of paper and jot some of this down and give it a try?
- Acknowledge your accomplishments, interests, skills and talents
- List what you could monetize and how
- Pick which one you are passionate about and excited to do
- List the steps necessary to make it happen
- Pick a time frame you will allow yourself to earn money
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