27th August 2021
I’m not going to apologise for the Spice girls cliché! Why? Because it is actually very important when we go through life to understand what it is that we really really do want.
English philosopher James Allen wrote “As a man thinks, so he is; as he continues to think, so he remains”
If you think about that carefully what Allen is saying here, he says that we are what we think and if we think we can’t do something then we most likely never will. If you set yourself goals in life you are much more likely to be successful than if you just take each day as it comes and hope for the best.
Take diets as an example; most diets work by setting a target weight and then committing to that goal with a group or a friend. You might be asked to put a post-it note on your mirror or take photos of your progress. Its all about setting a goal and sharing that goal so you feel you have something to aim at and you can measure your success against it as you go.
Running a successful business is no different, if you want a certain lifestyle then you need to be very clear what that looks like and why you want it. You then need to consider what profit you need to achieve that lifestyle. Your goal might take you 10 years or 5, but by setting a target you have something to aim for.
You can then focus inwards on the business to understand each element that contributes to the profit and work towards achieving the goals that you set.
By keeping an eye on the bigger picture, you can avoid drifting off and being side-tracked by the daily grind and use your goals to keep your focus on what’s important.
Its not easy but working with a business mentor can really help you with this technique by helping you set those goals and keeping you accountable.
I’d love to hear what your goals are and help you work towards that lifestyle that you really really want?
If that sounds like something you’d like help with then book a call with me and let’s see if I can help you.
have you read our previous post?