We are now 3 days into 2018.
Are you still in the middle of planning those big goals or are you actually in the process of applying actions to your thoughts?
Hopefully you’re doing the latter because if you haven’t noticed, 365 days goes by extremely quickly.
Before you know it, it’ll be summer and then you’ll soon find yourself preparing your plans for 2019.
Time is not on your side, which means every minute of the day must be effectively utilized with purpose backed actions.
You don’t have time to procrastinate by remaining in planning mode for 3 months, constantly making big announcements about what you’re going to do, and then relying on inconsistent actions to accomplish your goals.
Your ability to be successful relies on the effectiveness on your actions.
This means each step you take needs to be directed towards penetrating the challenges surrounding your goals.
Therefore, you need to become a better version of yourself, something the majority of people have a hard time doing because they refuse to eradicate their mediocre behavior.
Since we’re not even a week into the new year, I want to help keep you on your toes so that you accomplish all the goals you’ve set to be achieved this year.
I’m going to cover why most people never achieve their goals and then show you how you can ensure that you actually accomplish your goals.
So let’s get started.
Why do Most People Fail
Failure is such a nasty word.
Yes, it’s true that you can learn great lessons from your failures but the pain it causes can be excruciating.
Who would want to put time and money into a business venture or project that never achieves their desired end-goal?
No one, which is why failure is not an option even though it can occur no matter how hard you try to avoid it.
What’s puzzling, though is that the majority of people who experience failure actually welcome it into their lives due to their own actions.
It’s as if the average person in the world actually enjoys expereincing failure because they never change their behavior to make failure unwelcomed in their life.
Therefore, success isn’t as elusive as the average person says it is. They just want it to enter their life without making themselves an attractive suitor.
So failure is ultimately dependent on an individual’s behavior and not the excuses they try to use to validate their reason for failing.
Forget the excuses and find ways to produce results.
I know that I constantly preach about the importance of actions over planning but this doesn’t mean that I don’t believe planning isn’t important.
You must have a well thought out plan that enables your actions to have a direct impact on the progression of your goals.
Without proper planning, you fail to act effectively because you’re not aware of the challenges you’ll face and how to move past them with the proper actions.
This is why most people find themselves busy doing a whole lot of stuff that leads to a whole lot of nothing.
Busy doesn’t always equate to results if your actions aren’t moving you closer to your goals.
But you can’t recognize this fact if you haven’t planned out the actions that’ll help you accomplish your goals.
Great planning is dependent on you identifying your strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats — your basic SWOT analysis.
Once you do this, you can then propose the actions that you’ll focus on for a given amount of time until they accomplish their designated task. After this completion, you move on the next phase of your plan, continually following this movement until you accomplish your end-goal.
All of this is achieved by focusing your planning on result-oriented actions, instead of making it overcomplicated with things that slow your progress down.
Lack of Action
At the end of the day, the actions you put out are what produce the results you experience.
So if your actions are inconsistent, then there’s no way that you can attract success to you.
Working only 2 hours a day or a few days a week won’t put you in the position to accomplish your goals.
Success is produced through consistency so therefore you need to make sure you focus on building upon your actions by being consistent.
Inconsistency and procrastination are the two main reasons why people never accomplish their goals.
This sort of self sabotaging behavior has to be eradicated right now if you’re going to have a successful 2018.
You have to get out of planning mode and stop making announcements to everyone on social media about your intentions and begin to work your ass off every day until you produce results!
This doesn’t mean that you’ll immediately see the rewards for your efforts within a few days or within a month.
You have to keep applying actions no matter how you feel in the moment. Never allow your feelings to dictate if you’re going to work or not.
If you stay grinding and digging with your actions, you eventually have to strike gold.
Focus on Massive Actions
Your ability to be successful is dependent on the magnitude of your actions.
The actions you apply need to be back by purpose so that they can produce big results.
Massive actions doesn’t mean doing 20 different things at one time. Doing so leads to you being aimless because your focus is all over the place.
Massive actions means focusing on 3-5 actions that have a deep impact on your goals.
If your goal is to be a speaker, you would create a blog, write a book, contribute to authority websites, and create a Youtube channel to showcase your knowledge and build your following. This positions you as an authority within your industry.
Your actions need to put you in the position to accomplish your ultimate goal. This is what taking massive actions helps you do.
They’re a few actions that you can easily focus on every day so that you continually move closer to accomplishing your goal.
The most successful entrepreneurs in the world focus their energy on massive actions, instead of wasting their time on insignificant actions.
Create a Huge Goal Backed with Small Actions
Most people get intimidated by a huge goal because it’s something that will require them to step up their performance to be accomplished.
This is the unsurety factor. You’re not sure if you actually have the ability to be successful because you’re doing something that’s beyond your normal capacity.
The way to overcome this doubt is by breaking your goal down into smaller actions. You can focus on a set of actions each week that help you make significant progress in a month.
Therefore, you would have your daily goals, weekly goals, monthly goals, quarterly goals, and this all adds up to accomplish your yearly goal.
By breaking your big goal down by the day, you remove the pressure of trying to accomplishing it in a week.
You can work with a clearer focus that allows you to analyze and adjust your actions so that you’re being effective, instead of just being busy.
When I wrote 10 Laws of Power for Entrepreneurs, I focused on writing one law (chapter) per day. This allowed me to finish the book within a month because I was focused on just completing a chapter per day, instead of the entire book in a day.
Now I have a goal of writing two books by March and two more books by the end of the year. This will give me a grand total of five self-published books within the span of a year.
Along with writing books, I’m writing training programs and releasing 2-3 free e-books.
This massive level of actions will position me as an authority on the subjects of entrepreneurship, content marketing, and mental/ physical development.
It’s going to take a lot of hard work to complete all of these things but I make it achievable by working towards each of them piece-by-piece daily, instead of taking a scattered approach trying to do everything at once.
Make Execution a Must
The actions you take are meaningless if they aren’t completed.
So many people abandon their goals before they’re completed because they’re not patient enough to execute.
Execution means that your plan is carried out in its entirety. You have to be faithful to your designated time frame.
If you gave yourself 30 days to accomplish an achievement within your goal, stick to that 30 day commitment.
Quitting before the 30 days is over or extending beyond that time frame means that your focus isn’t on execution. You’re bullshitting and you’re self-sabotaging your own success.
I don’t care that you’re tired, you’re not in a good space in your life, or that you’re unsure about if you can actually do what you set out to do.
Drop the excuses and get shit done!
Success doesn’t care about your circumstances. It wants to see that you put forth an unrelenting effort to bring it into existence within your life.
Therefore, if you’re not executing then you’re failing. It’s as simple as that.
Set your goal and get it done and move forward to the next audacious goal you want to accomplish.
You’ve made big goals to accomplish this new year and I’ve done the same thing.
I know I’m going to achieve everything I’ve set out to do but how about you?
I would hate for you to go into 2019 with the same goals you’ve been saying you’d accomplish back in 2016.
That book you want to write, start working on it now and complete it before this year is over.
You said you want to be a paid speaker, so start reaching out to organizations to speak at their events for free to build up your resume and list of contacts who can vouch for your ability as a speaker.
Whatever your goal may be, you need to create the actions that will allow you to accomplish it quickly rather than dragging it out.
Once you establish the actions you’ll take, focus on execution so that you never slack off.
Comment below to tell me your goals for 2018 and how you plan to accomplish them.
Sharing your goals with others is a great form of accountability that can push you to accomplish them since you now have other people who are holding you accountable for your actions.