The year is half over but with Independence Day celebrations looming, are you celebrating what you’ve accomplished, or ways you missed the mark?
One of those will help fuel you to your next success. The other can slow you down just as surely as tossing a giant anchor out the back of your plans for the year.
So I’d like to offer a few suggestions for how to recover and move forward so the rest of the year works even better for you than the first half.
“We need to regularly stop and take stock; to sit down and determine within ourselves which things are worth valuing and which things are not; which risks are worth the cost and which are not. Even the most confusing or hurtful aspects of life can be made more tolerable by clear seeing and by choice.”
Whether you’re satisfied with your performance and results so far this year or you’re feeling you’ve fallen behind what you wanted for yourself in business; the first and most important step to get more, is get clarity on what you really want.
Often we think we want the fulfillment of a goal or situation, but that goal has become stale, therefore not holding much energy any more. Or perhaps we’ve been missing the mark for so long we don’t really believe we can achieve a particular goal. In fact, we may not even want what we think we want. Our goals may not be our actual goals.
All these create a misalignment so the process of our business slows, stalls, and struggles.
Getting honest with ourselves, taking time to get clarity on what we really truly want, and why we want it, can kickstart the whole process and inject new energy into our actions and interactions in our business.
Use The Goal to Guide
Just this one act, getting clear about what we really want may be all that is required to perk up results when we use it as a ruler to guide our choices and actions on a day to day basis. A good question to help guide you might be “what must I do today to move me closer to achieving “my goal”?
Listening to the voice that is the quieter, gentler, more loving voice that speaks from Inspiration and positivity will serve you well.
Focus on Accomplishments
Whether it’s marking what you’ve done daily that is effective, or celebrating your successes periodically; the act of looking for, focusing on, and noting your accomplishments will draw more success and accomplishment just like magic.
Give it a try for a week. For one week, keep a running list of all you accomplish, all your successes. Be sure to be on the lookout for them and mark them in some way there is not denying and see what happens. When I give this exercise to clients I see that the good they experience doubles, triples and more!
These seem like very simple steps…and they are. But as I’m guessing you’ve learned, focusing on what you’ve accomplished instead of focusing on what you think you didn’t accomplish takes determined practice.
Let’s make a pact this Independence Day to earn our own independence and self-regard by focusing on our own, inner liberation from harsh judgment and self-criticism?
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