We look at people who have 'made it' who are millionaires or multiple time world champions or totally zen and at peace, or have the perfect body or whatever it may be.... and it is easy to misconstrue that it happened overnight or that they just 'got lucky.' I am telling you that (with the exception of the Kardashians and Paris Hilton, lol) almost everyone spends years working hard to achieve these levels of awesomeness. Each day these hard working, driven people get up an hour earlier to go to the gym, or each day they spend an extra 20 minutes drilling, or each day they make the time for some mindful meditation- and that is why they have succeeded.
A lot of us start the year with our goals and we are very diligently working towards them for the first week or so....until life gets in the way. In my most recent newsletter I discussed in detail some strategies that can help keep you focused, however here are a few main ones to consider:
- Work backwards and set out your long term goals. Where do you want to be in 5 years time, 1 year's time, one month, time and one week time.
- Break down your goals day by day. This way you can set realistic and achievable goals.
This is actually where it all happens. This is how the COMPOUND EFFECT comes into play by actively making daily choices and decisions. If your goal is to lose the 20 pounds then are you going to opt for mac and cheese tonight or chicken and veggies?
- Grab a diary and put reminder and motivational notes around the house or the workplace where you can see them all the time.
The COMPOUND EFFECT is so simple yet such an amazing formula to attain the life that you want. I believe that all your dreams can come true if you actively make it happen by making conscious choices that bring you closer to your goal at every moment.