As I mentioned last week, I always talk about 3 words being the key to success in any endeavor in life. The 3 words are clarity, focus and results.
Clarity – Do you have extreme clarity on your goals for 2021? I find far too many people have clarity around what they don’t want in business and in their personal life rather than what they really want or would like their future to look like. Do you really know exactly what you want to achieve? What really matters most in your life and business? Hazy goals produce hazy results at best. SMART goals produce the results you want.
Focus– Goals are meant to provide focus and direction. This also means you should only have a few really important and significant goals. How many things can you actually focus on at one time? The more goals you have, the less focus you have. My favorite quote from Paul J. Meyer, founder of Success Motivation Institute, is, “If you aren’t making the progress you would like to make and are capable of making, it is simply because your goals aren’t clearly defined.” Over the years this has proven so true in my life and the lives of my clients. Focus is so important because you will only achieve those goals on which you are committed to take action.
Paul J. Meyer also said, “Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe, and enthusiastically act upon must inevitably come to pass.” Everything in that statement will exponentially take your power to focus to a new level.
What this means is you will have a crystal-clear strategy, a system and action steps to execute your goals. You will have a daily routine and daily habits to drive you toward your goals.
Results – Results are all about your system. The goal is the end-result you want to achieve personally and professionally. Goal setting is easy – ask anybody! To really achieve an important goal; however, it is critical to have a system. This is why you need software and systems to drive your strategy and your goals program into the future.
You can’t keep doing what you’ve always done and expect different results. You must identify the changes you will make in the future to achieve your goals. John Dryden said, “We first make our habits and then our habits make us.” Your daily routine and rituals, your daily huddles with team members and extreme focus on high payoff activities are the keystone building blocks of your personal and professional life. Putting these systems in place will give you the results you want.
I hope these ideas and concepts will spark some interest in you having your best year yet in 2021. We have the tools, systems and software to make your 2021 goals a reality. Let us know how we can help you by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR Michael Gidlewski is President of West Chester-based Achievement Unlimited, Inc., as well as a growth catalyst and motivational speaker. He works with business owners and entrepreneurs to clearly define what they want their businesses and lives to look like, then helps them connect all the moving parts to consistent action and habits. Michael can be reached at 610-793-6609 or via e-mail at email@example.com.