Do whatever works for success
I DON’T know about you but I’ve found this year to be both my most successful and my most stressful year in business so far. What on earth is 2018 going to thrust upon us?
Don’t worry, I won’t bore you with my predictions or my presumptions for the next 12 months, but I do intend to give you a glimpse of how you can power through 2017/2018 and ensure you rise above the pack.
Did you know that 90% of the world’s income is still going to just 1% of the population? Mindblowing isn’t it. When I look at statistics like that, I think to myself, “what is this 1% doing that I’m not?” And very quickly I answer the question with “whatever it takes!”
Now here is the reality: we can only do whatever it takes when we are in the frame of mind to be constantly expanding and asking more of ourselves and the value we are adding. So, with this in mind, I got to thinking: “What can we do to ensure we are consistently in the mindset of doing whatever it takes?” There is one simple and very easy answer – reward and celebration.
Now for some of you, those last two words would make this a wishy-washy article, but hang in there with me, I promise I’m going somewhere with this.
YOU are your most important asset, right?
You have to keep yourself in the right frame of mind to continuously improve and inspire yourself, right? Let’s face it, if you don’t do it, no one else is going to either.
So instead of trying to get blood out of a stone when you’re exhausted with your hands in the air, keep your tank full all year round by setting an intention and a goal for every three months. When you get to New Year’s Eve, give yourself a massive reward/celebration for achieving what you set out to achieve. Do the same thing on the March 31 and watch how the anticipation of the reward drives you to fulfil your intention and your goal. It will keep you feeling completely empowered.
Now some have the opposite as a motivator. For example, if you don’t achieve your set goal, write a cheque for $5000 and give it to someone who is guaranteed to post it to the person you like the least in the world, or to spend it on Matchbox cars. This is a pretty powerful incentive to reach for your goals.
Whatever gets you going – try that!
Next week, we will talk about the power of positive motivation, but in the meantime try both inspiring yourself with a reward and celebration on a short-term goal and also scaring the bejeebers out of yourself by giving someone a cheque to hold. See which one works best for you!
Joanne is a neuropsychotherapist and relationship specialist of The Confidante Counselling. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.sunshinecoastcounselling.com.
You have to be in the right frame of mind to continuously improve and inspire yourself.