If you were to be honest with yourself, how would you rate your progress in 2013 in respect to achieving the goals that you said you wanted to achieve?
It’s OK if your goals change as you progress due to changing circumstances, new ideas and interests, etc. but having a clear vision of where you want to be in 3, 6, 12, 18 months time etc. is the most crucial is you want to grow.
I have failed to achieve many of my goals over the past few years due to the same reasons that most people have failed:
• No accountability
• I took on too many changes at once
• My goals were too vague
• No support system from people who had success in doing what I wanted to do
• No plan of action
Due to these and other factros, I failed miserably and ended up having lots of unrealised goals. The sad thing about it was that at the beginningof each year I was fillled with excitement and determination to achieve all the goals that I had said I wanted to achive.
What went wrong?
I had placed achieving all my goals on using my willpower to achieve them.
Inexperienced, uneducated on how to do it right, super busy running my business, no clear vision and half committed it wasn’t too hard to see why I failed.
Then I learned how to do it right:
• Pick one thing
• Get support and coaching through blogs, forums, coaches, etc.
• Give it 100% commitment
• Get educated on all aspects of it
• Devise a plan of action
• Make the tasks that affect it habitual
• Focus on the big picture and enjoy the journey- don’t make it a huge chore
A few of the results I achieved over the last 18 months (these really have changed my life):
• Cleared over €50,000 of personal debt
• Removed processed sugar from my diet- something I had been trying to do for 14 years
• Cleared up a very agressive skin condition that covered my entire torso
• Transformed my sleeping habits to allow for complete rest and recovery
• Removed tons of bad stressors from my life (these had contributed to me getting Gastritis which excrutialtingly painful)
• Got control of my hormonal balance which is very important for your health and performance
• Started consuming some really healthy foods and drinks that I would have never dreamed of eating/drinking before- avocados, coffee (some great benefits when used correctly), tomatoes and green tea to name a few
Not a bad few months was it. I read some great information on TYNAN.COM that said you can achieve a lot in 12 months but you can transform your life in 24 months.
Form my experience this is very true.
So, in 2014, ditch the old tactics that probably have worked for you and make this the year when you do it right.
Unfortunately, most people are not going to change that much in 2014. Come next year they are going to be living and acting in mostly the same ways as they are now.
To make sure that you are not one of them, here are 15 lessons that I’ve learned in 2013 that I hope help you to better yourself in 2014
1) The more people shout from the rooftops that they are going to do this and that, the more likely they are to end up doing very little or nothing at all
2) Mothers of young families designate far too little time to taking care of their own health and way too much time running around after others
3) You can’t compete with a trigger food- give them up COMPLETELY
4) Most people set the bar far too low and still fail to achieve what they are capable of
5) The healthiest clients and those that get the best results are those that have a set routine that they don’t break
6) People can make huge chabges in their lives if they truly want to- I’ve seen loads of clients do it
7) The people who you spend the majority of your time with will transform your life whether you want it to or not. Is your social circle helping or hindering you?
8) Youtube and blogs are 2 of the best resources anyone could ever want
9) Time is limited. Never waste another persons time and don’t tolerarte people who think nothing about wasting yours
10) Having a personal mission statement sets the standard for how your are going to live
11) Building a great team has allowed me to serve my clients much better than I ever could have done on my own. Do you have a team supporting you and your goals?
12) Men, boost your testosterone in 2014 for a leaner physique, improved sports performance and much more. Low trestosterone in men is a huge issue
13) Stop wasting so much time on mundane things. As I said above, your time is limited
14) Anytime you read a book, attend a workshop, watch an educational video, etc., just take 1 or 2 concepts and implement them relentlessly. Don’t get bogged down in trying to apply everything at once. You’ll more than likely fail
15) Don’t be afraid to invest in your health and education. These are 2 huge contributing factors affecting the quality of life that you will have further down the line
Have a great 2014.