We are all guilty of it, aren’t we?
Guilty of what, you may ask.
You know, guilty of starting the year with some lofty goals to achieve great things with out lives. But then, you are two weeks into the year and things begin to breakdown and your goals just don’t happen.
Then the excuses flow:
-> Life got in the way.
-> I realized I didn’t have time.
-> I’m too busy.
-> I didn’t see any real progress.
You have heard them all. Heck! You may have even used them all at one point or another.
The saddest thing though is that they all raise their ugly heads in week two.
My good friend, world class speaker, and New York Times best selling author, Vince Poscente once encouraged me to, “Set the goal and let if go. Then, focus on the next obvious step and take it.”
Basically, Vince was helping me focus on executing daily the fundamentals leading to success because they build upon each other, compounding the results.
Have you ever watched a house being built? Did the builder decide to build a house there and suddenly it appeared?
The house was the result of a series of small steps, compounded over time, which began with the idea to build a house.
-> The builder chose a lot and still no house.
-> The lot was cleared, and still no house.
-> The foundation was poured, and still no house.
You get the idea. The house (goal) is the culmination of small steps taken in conjunction with each other to result in the final outcome.
Just like building a house, while you may want an increase in sales, productivity, brand recognition, better health, a stronger marriage, they don’t all happen just because you want them and see them.
Your results are the culmination your daily habits of focusing on and executing the of the principles and fundamentals leading to the outcomes you desire.
Now it is up to you to develop the daily habits that lead to the life you were created to lead. You were born awesome. Now, keep being awesome.
Brian Kennedy is an encourager who shepherds small business owners and entrepreneurs along the path of business success to preeminence by embracing time tested principles and executing the associated fundamentals daily.