“I thought I’d be earning six figures by now.”
“I belong to a great gym; why can’t I seem to get there?”
“I have a great idea for a book. I just can’t find the time to start.”
If any of these sounds familiar to you, what stands between your vision and your reality? The number one reason people aren’t where they want to be is often a lack of clarity around their true priorities.
Distraction comes in many forms. From competing commitments to information overload, it can often seem impossible to stay the course. Negative self-talk can be the enemy of focus, confidence and achievement. Develop an awareness of what pulls you off track. Are you possibly a people pleaser? Do you focus on the worst-case scenario? Once you identify your obstacles, you can develop strategies to overcome them.
LET’S BE REAL
Think about it. How important are the things you say are important to you? Although something may sound good, it may not truly be a priority of yours.
Ask yourself these questions:
- Who do I want to be?
- What are my true priorities?
- When am I most vulnerable to external “noise”?
- Where can I exert more control than I realize?
- Why not start today?
GETTING THERE — INTENTIONALLY
One way to ensure that you control the reigns over your day and eventually your life, is to set intentions. When you set an intention, you bring desire to a conscious level, where it transforms into a decision. It’s then up to you to act in alignment with that decision and make it a priority, reaching your goal.