Posts Tagged ‘Motivation’

While most people (especially my boys) are counting down the days till Christmas, I am counting the days till Jan 1. There is something refreshing about Day #1. It’s a fresh start. A clean slate. A chance to start something new. I can’t wait to get my new calendar and start transferring notes and plans from my head to paper. Once I write them they become real. They are no longer just floating out there. They become something I am doing.

For two yrs I have talked about training and entering a 100 mile timed race. I have a pretty busy sched and lots of commitments and I have used those as a reason to shelf that pursuit till life settled down. Well the fact is that I don’t want life to slow down. I feel most alive when I run from one obligation to another. A typical day starts at 3:30AM and if I’m lucky I can turn my mind off around 11. It’s not ideal, but it is what drives me.

So, 2014 I will enter a race that far exceeds my talent level. Will require way more training than I have time for. And I will look at it like I can’t fail. Like that is not even an option.

Get outside your comfort zone. Make plans to do something scary. What would be on your list of things to do if you knew that you could not fail?

I have spent a lot of time lately reflecting on this past year. Lots of personal and business victories and maybe a few losses. One thing I need to do better on is defining clear goals. At some point just saying that I want to increase business is not enough. Saying I want to get in better shape is not enough. How will I truly know if I accomplished much if I don’t have a way to grade myself?

Often I hear clients say that they want to get in better shape. Its #1 on the things they want to accomplish. The issue with this is that “getting in shape” is so hard to define. It has no end and its hard to stay motivated without an end in sight. We should all create a goal that has the ability to be accomplished and rewarded.

Feeling like 2013 was just not your year? Thats ok! Use the next couple of weeks to think about what you would want to do if you were not afraid to fail. Write it down. Pray about it. But don’t try and let it pass you by because you are not sure how you will accomplish it.