I want to preface this post by letting you know, this is not your fluffy encouragement piece. I am writing to share 5 truths you will need to embrace in order to truly win your year.
Let’s get started.
1. You will fail.
One of the biggest obstacles I see in clients and have battled with myself is the fear of failure. When we allow fear to guide our decisions, we find ourselves immobilized and stuck in a cycle of recidivism. The greatest thing you can do is to understand that failure is an inevitable part of the process with any venture, but our ability to bounce back is what sets us up to win big.
The truth of moving beyond a failure is that we never start all over again. We are starting from the point of our last achievement, with the added bonus of our last experience. When it comes to failure, think of it as a stepping stone toward your next big win. The harder you play, the higher the stakes! In order to win big, you have to be okay with big risks.
2. You will never be perfect.
I know that you want to wait until you have perfected everything and overcome every flaw imaginable before you move forward but, that’ll never happen. Allow yourself the grace to evolve as you learn and trust that who you are is enough.
Perfection is not realistic, but progress is. Set measures in place to help you to soberly assess your progress in the areas that matter to you. You’ll be surprised how much you forget to celebrate when you’re busy criticizing yourself.
3. You can’t control the future.
There is no amount of planning that will ensure you are adequately prepared for everything that comes your way. And you know what? That’s okay.
Learn to trust your instincts and to prepare from a place of faith and not anxiety. Be adamant about the result but flexible with the process. For example, as you begin working on workout goals in the coming year; you’ll begin to see that you have more energy at a totally different time of day than you planned for previously. Alternatively, a change in your job or hours may require you to make some decisions you didn’t have to before.
Life is always evolving, it’s in your best interest to learn to evolve along with it and adjust your expectations according to your current reality.
4. You are your greatest asset.
Goals are great, but if you are not at your best; you cannot produce your best. Everything you create will be from the surplus or deficit of the state of your soul. How well you take care of your mind, body and soul will dictate how well you execute all the things you want to accomplish.
Learn to listen to your body and cater to its needs. Determine to know yourself well enough to assess when you need refreshing, rest or increased discipline respectively. Do what you need to do so that you can be who you were born to be. Take care of you, the world needs you at your best, water drinking, well rested, spiritually rejuvenated self.
5. Your dreams don’t matter until you work them.
Listen, as a fellow dreamer I totally get it! I live in my head and I’m always overflowing with great ideas and innovations that I want to run into with full force. Dreaming is noble but action is imperative. The key to progress is focus, discipline and a goal that sets you on fire! If you are not passionate about it and convinced that it’s a worthwhile venture, you will likely forfeit it at the first sign of opposition.
If you are likely to procrastinate and get deterred, ensure that you have accountability partners in place to keep you focused.
I hope you’ve found this post helpful! As a reward for reading until the end, I want to offer you a complimentary strategy session to help you win your year in a real way!
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