Weeks go by, and you find yourself in the exact same place.
Once you’ve locked down a goal, only one thing really matters.
Measurable, consistent, deliberate progress toward that goal.
I can’t count the number of times that I’ve known exactly what would move me closer to achieving my goals, but have made excuses and pushed those critical activities off.
There’s a lot of great information out there on prioritizing and productivity.
You can spend hundreds of dollars and hundreds of hours on the next great productivity system that guarantees success.
The one thing these systems can’t force you to do?
What can you do today to move toward you goals?
Write a blog post?
Connect with someone who is where you want to be?
Purchase a domain name and web hosting for your business?
Plan out some content to share?
Start writing a free eBook to grow your email list?
Record some audio or video to share with your tribe?
Jeffrey Tang over at Art of Great Things, while being interviewed on BlogcastFM, said that you want to make reaching your goals inevitable. If you make consistent progress toward a goal, there’s no way you’re NOT going to get there.
The real post that’s been kicking my butt for the past day or so though was by Everett Bogue over at Far Beyond the Stars – How to Declare Independence. Basically it talks about proving to yourself that you can take the smallest step toward a goal – in his case, making his first $4.95 online. You can then take that step, and replicate it over and over until you get where you want to go.
I know that’s kind of an internet marketing-slanted post, but I think it can be applied to just about anything – running a 10K (which I’m painfully “training” for…), learning a musical instrument, or traveling the world.
The real benefit in taking action and taking a small step toward your goal is that action tends to snowball. Each success builds momentum, and before you know it, you’re dreaming even bigger and achieving more than you imagined.
What ACTION, no matter how small, can you take today to move you closer to your goals? Let me know in the comments!