A lot of people set goals for the whole year, but find it hard to hold their motivation for that long. What is the right way to go about setting your goals? How do you overcome resistance to doing what you need to do? How do you test if a lead generation method is really working? On this episode, we talk about these topics as we prepare for the new year.
Three Things We Learned
Use journaling and the Sedona Method to overcome resistance to what you need to do
Sometimes we find ourselves resisting the tasks and actions, and we just can’t seem to figure out why. The best thing you can do in this case is to write out all the possible reasons for the resistance so you can free yourself from it. Additionally, you can do the Sedona Method.
Stop riding the instability of emotional highs
Emotions just won’t be a good enough fuel to take you towards your goals, that’s why it’s so counterproductive to base your work and activities on how you feel in the moment. To stop riding emotional waves, get a solid rhythm of daily behavior and commit to systems and schedules so you can follow through.
Shorten the time span of your goals & have consequences
When you set a goal for a whole year, you will very likely lose momentum. Shorten the time span of your goals into more bite-sized pieces, and have an idea of the nitty gritty of your day-to-day. Have rewards and consequences for when you meet or fail to meet your goals.
It’s a lot easier to take an action where there’s a physical, mental or emotional pain you’ll inflict on yourself if you’re going off track. Decide how long you’re going to commit to doing something and have a clear criteria for success. You have to have a bedrock of systems, processes and schedule that you can fall back on to keep momentum going.