I remember presenting a talk during my annual New Year’s Day Teleconference where I spoke on the topic, “The Call, The Cost, The Choice.” During the call, I shared the importance of getting clear about what you were born to do–your true purpose. I also shared that once you make a commitment to step into your purpose, you will be met with challenges. There is a cost for stepping up and saying “yes.” But we all have to eventually make that choice. We can say “yes” or we can say “no.”
On January 1, 2012, many of you said yes. My question to you on June 5, 2012 is, “where are you on the journey?” Did you go all in and make the necessary choices and steps to get you closer to your goals? Or did you allow the challenges of life to stop you dead in your tracks? Were you not willing to pay the cost? Perhaps you forgot that you even made the commitment.
Whatever the case may be, I want you to know that you can still honor your decision. Let me share with you 3 things you can do to shift yourself back into momentum.
1. Get reconnected to your dream. Take some much needed time to go back and remind yourself of the things you promised you would accomplish this year. Pull out that notebook or journal that you wrote those things down in. If you didn’t write anything down, simply do so now. Once you have your list written, take that list and imagine what life would mean for you if these things were to happen. Reflect on those things.
2. Create some high payoff action steps. What are three things that you can do that you were fearful of doing that can get you closer to your goals? Do those three things in the next 30 days. They need to be high payoff action steps that will create massive results.
3. Get an accountability partner. Find someone you can trust and share your goals with her. Ask her to be your accountability partner and share with her what action steps you are taking each week. At the end of each week, meet with your partner to let her know what you were able to accomplish and what you didn’t get done. This person must be willing to care enough to confront you when your actions don’t match your words. She must be willing to hold you accountable.
If you begin to implement these simple steps, you will be able to get back on course and accomplish the things you promised to do this year. We all get side tracked at times and some of us fall off the wagon. But it has been said, “if you can look up, you can get up.” Sometimes we just need someone to lend us an helping hand to get us up off the floor or the couch.
I just did!!