Thank you Patty Lennon for the inspiration and tips for today’s post.
Every month I set goals both personally and in my business. Sometimes they are achieved while other times they seem too far to even consider. As many of you know earning Thirty One’s Leadership Incentive trip was a goal which had eluded me for years and this year, I was committed to earning it and guess what I did. What was the difference this year? This year seemed so much easier than the past. The requirements weren’t any easier, in fact, some would say they were tougher.
Then I received an email from Patty which shed some light on to what it was which made the difference. So, if you are looking to change any aspect of your life this process has worked pretty consistently for Patty (and now for me).
1. Decide to succeed.
There is a goal you are striving for right now which is deeply personal and vital to you. Remove the possibility of NOT succeeding from your mind right now. This means each time you fall down, you get back up because any failure is temporary.
I wanted to earn this trip as a gift for hubby for our 5th wedding anniversary. I wanted him to experience my “pink bubble” so he would understand why it is so important to me. So, in my mind success became inevitable. I was no longer willing to NOT succeed. Which leads to …
2. Get Support.
When you are reaching for a goal you have not achieved before whether it’s growing your business to a new level, changing your health or improving your relationships you will do far better if you have help. Who can support you in achieving your goal?
I shared my goal with my team, my customers and basically anyone who would listen. They celebrated and encouraged me with each “star” earned. My accountability partner pushed me to keep going even when Negative Nellie stopped for a visit.
3. Don’t Give Up.
Whatever goal is most important to you right now it is critical you not give up, especially if the goal is related to your business. In my business most things fail the first time – whether it’s a new message, promotion or marketing campaign. It is NORMAL. Everyone falls down. Your choice (and the choice which defines those who succeed) is whether you get back up. Everything is possible when you make the decision to succeed. No matter what happens do not give up!
So now LIT is earned, what is next for me and my business? I will admit the last two weeks have been a struggle to get back on track. I actually thought the roller coaster ride of earning the trip would keep me motivated but the truth is, it isn’t. So I am working on a new goal. Of course Thirty One has helped by adding another incentive – Wishes Come True….
I am going follow this same process again in my business. PLUS, I am going to apply it to my weight loss journey to see what happens. I am just 18 pounds away from being back at goal weight so it is non-negotiable. I want to celebrate reaching my goal and not look back.
The truth is “the Divine will light your path with miracles to make it easier as you go.” Send your positive energy into the Universe. What is your goal?
Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!