Are you ready to (endure) change?
It’s that time of year again.
You know, when everyone is reflecting on the year that was and looking forward to the year that will be. The year you are going to get the promotion, lose the weight, save the nest egg and achieve all the goals.
Except most won’t.
Most will fall short.
Most will stop when it starts to get hard and stops being fun and or easy.
But not you, not this year. Why not?
Because you know the secret to success.
You know you have to have goals!!
You know that common thoughts drive common results and that’s not you. You are not common.
You’ve got big goals.
But here is your reality check.....everyone focuses on the goals......even the ones who fail. Heck even as I am writing this, I am staring at my own goal board #hypocrite
You see, the key to achieving any of those goals that stare me down every day is not to focus on the goal itself but to focus on the systems that lead to achieving them. So if that is the case, why does everyone want to focus on goals?
Goals are sexy – systems are dull
Goals are fun – systems are boring
Results are celebrated – Change is endured
In his book Atomic Habits, author James Clear communicates far better than I, that real change starts with deciding on who you want to be and then working towards achieving small accomplishments that prove that theory out. Improving by just a percent or two in performance….daily. It’s far from sexy but it is life changing…..and that is what we are really talking about right? Changing your life?
You want to change? Decide right now that you are willing to endure the process. Embrace the grind and recognize that 1% IS AN ACCOMPLISHMENT!!
You have to endure change but when you consistently endure…..I promise you will see the change you desire.
Happy New Year and welcome to the party 2020.