Goal setting is something I can’t stress enough. If you don’t have goals, then you don’t know where you’re going in business or life. Most people really don’t take this seriously enough. They assume they can have a vague idea of what they want to do and hope it happens for them.
Remember that GPS device I talked about before. Where do you think you would get if you told it you just wanted to get to somewhere in Florida? Too vague, right?
You can’t work well with that kind of fuzziness. Successful people have the habit of outlining their goals very clearly. They know where they’re going and exactly when they plan to get there. They know how to get from point A to point B. If they don’t know yet, they figure it out by looking at the paths of those who’ve already been successful.
They don’t fly blind and just hope everything works out, and you shouldn’t either. It’s time for you to be the pilot of your own life.
A big part of this is mindset, which is something I mention over and over in just about all of my books. Why do I repeat this over and over again? It’s because it’s the #1 path to success. Work on your mindset, and at the same time you’ll be working on your success, because you’ll be developing a mindset for success.
So many people have a scarcity mindset. They believe they have to bleed and sweat every day for an amount of money that will never be enough. They believe they don’t deserve to earn more money than that.
That’s a mindset of lack, rather than a mindset of abundance. You want to have an abundance mindset, knowing that you deserve and can achieve enough of whatever it is you’re seeking, whether it’s money or something else less tangible.
When you have a mindset of success, you’ll know that there’s more than enough money out there for you. You’ll know that you just have to start attracting it and funneling it your way. I don’t mean the airy fairy sort of law of attraction, although that’s worked for plenty of people too— I mean the type of attraction where you set out to surround yourself with thoughts, actions, and people of success, so success inevitably invades every fiber of your being.
Pumping Up Your Energy
Another part of this is working on your energy and habits. By “energy,” I do mean both physical and mental energy.
If you’re fatigued all throughout the day, it’s going to be hard for you to do the things you need to do.
If you are mentally panicked, anxious, and unproductive, then it’s going to be hard for you to do the work you need to do.
It is important to get the exercise you need. That will help a lot. There have been times when my health has declined because I’ve been too tied to the computer. It’s always good to get a reminder to be more active because it will get everything flowing. It will help you become healthier, stronger, and happier.
Most people feel invigorated right after they exercise. They feel better able to tackle anything that’s thrown in their path.
And it all adds up over time. You’ll have more energy throughout the day. It works. People always wonder why some people are healthier and have more energy than others, and it often boils down to activity levels.
The same goes for the things you eat. It’s not universally true, but many successful, highly focused people eat very well. They eat healthy, whole foods instead of fast food and processed foods. I won’t profess to always eating perfectly, but I do try to eat well. I notice a difference in my energy levels and enthusiasm for my business when I eat well versus when I fall into poor eating patterns.
If your energy is up and you’re feeling great, you’ll feel like you can tackle anything. Develop the habit of getting up and moving and getting your heart rate up at least 30 minutes a day. Find healthy alternatives to the foods you love. I think it will really help you. These are success habits that matter.