“Dreams get you started; discipline keeps you going.”
— Jim Rohn
We have a 5 month old Shih Tzu puppy named Bella. It’s really cute when she chases her tail in circles. It seems that sometimes she’ll do that forever and then she stops and sleeps.
One of the biggest problems that I see is when clients have a vision that they’re passionate about and they seem to be chasing their tail about it. While it’s cute when Bella does it, it’s not so much fun when you’re in the middle of it – in fact it’s ultimately frustrating and crazy making.
When you’re not producing the results you’re expecting it’s easy to quit. It happens quite naturally and spontaneously. The major reasons are:
- Your goal is not clear and sharp and therefore cannot be measured.
- Your expectations may be too high to see and feel real progress.
- Your activities do not match what is required to reach your goal.
- Your too tired to follow through.
Impatience in dealing with the frustration that comes with goal achievement is the biggest reason most people fail to achieve their goals, along with unreasonable expectations, and feelings of failure.
Add in being tired and quitting can become a viable option.
Action Step: Look at your weekly goals each day and determine the activities that will directly support achieving them. If you’re not doing at least one activity each day and week to achieve your number 1 goal the odds go down that you will achieve it.
Then acknowledge the progress you make each week no matter how small. Notice how your enthusiasm and productivity grows week over week. This will help keep you going even when things may be moving slowly.
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