In a broader sense of the word, we ignited a flame a few months back. In ways that we didn’t understand at the time, a sense of blooming roses became infiltrated by the message of one man speaking out on behalf of many. Although we were all saying the same thing, for some odd reason, his voice was heard.
Just a spark that sizzled, spit, spewed, and sputtered in the darkness. Many thought it would burn out, when it got to the end of the wire…
End of the line…
This spark, ignited on a whim, multiplied in the voices of many, the wailing of the crowds. And it was sustained. It grew to include the voices of those who hadn’t supported it, originally, and those many who had thought it would burn out. It continued to grow louder, and louder, until many heard.
and the skies began to light up…
The closer it gets to 2017, the more I want to build a significant FIRE, driving traffic, growing my business clientele, building relationships, and adding to the impact that I can make by simply igniting a spark of inspiration. I believe we can display fireworks on New Year’s Eve from the spark we start RIGHT NOW.
Before I ignite your spark, I want to help you figure out the process of not only setting a goal, which we can do together, but also by helping you figure out how you can achieve your goals in a timely manner. I know some of my people are ADD or ADHD and you struggle with finding your focus. These specific tips below, will help you to get past the obstacles and take the steps necessary to achieve your goals. Let’s start here!
You can follow these tips immediately to help ignite inspiration in your world:
1 – If your world is spinning out of control – organize your world. Stop the chaos that appears to be taking over your life and get organized. Prioritize your opportunities and figure out what is most important, then put the “A” list priorities on a single list and concentrate on getting those done.
2 – If you’re struggling with completion of a goal – get started. More often than not, the hardest thing to do is get started working toward the goal. Pick a step and get started. Light that fire by first lighting the match.
3 – Distracted by all the other ‘things’ in life – disconnect. Sometimes the easiest way to ignite your fire is to disconnect from life for a bit. Take a walk. Turn out the lights. Take a nap. Do whatever it is you have to do to find your center and focus on what you have to do.
4 – Made a few mistakes in your life – forgive yourself and move on. You can fix some things, but some things you just have to let go and move beyond them. You just have to step over the damage and keep walking. Mistakes happen, and when we make them, we fix what we can, and forgive ourselves to keep going.
5 – If you’re struggling with the BIG goal – set small ones. Break the jobs into bite sized pieces you can chew up and swallow at one time. You don’t have to get it all done at once. Bite sized pieces make life so much easier, and when you break your work down to daily, or weekly steps toward your goal, you actually have a better grasp of what you have to do to achieve your goal than if you just have the whole of your ultimate goal in mind.
6 – Perfection is a great aspiration, but if you’re expecting everything to be perfect, failure is in your future. Stop expecting perfection from yourself, from others, and start expecting RESULTS. Verify your efforts by the results you obtain from your effort.
7 – Tomorrow isn’t here, and yesterday is gone, live today – while you can. Think about what you’re doing. This is important, and you must actually concentrate to be present in the moment, rather than trying to get something done while you worry about a million other things. Follow these steps. Stop multi-tasking. And get the job you’re doing done, before you move on to the next project.
And one more thing…
Before I send you off to do that first step above, I want to give you a bit of a nudge in the right direction. The following thoughts came from my friend Johnathan, who frequently sends out messages that empower me to be a better person. This message gave me more than a feeling of empowerment… After reading it, I felt like I had an EDGE.
If we want to do better than average, we need mental toughness. Mental toughness is a skill that we can develop over time.
We also need to understand how precious will power is and how to use it most effectively. Will power is like a battery, it gets weaker with use until we recharge.
Finally if we truly want to be happy and successful, we need to combine self kindness with mental toughness and will power. Otherwise, we become our own cruel slave driver. Read more…
When you do a thing over and over again, consistently improving the way you do it, you get better at it, because you’re practiced. You’ve developed will-power, determination, and mental toughness to accomplish what you set out to do. That’s how it is when you’re working your business and you become consistent with doing the same thing over and over until you succeed. You become successful, because you PLANNED to be.