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217: One Day at at Time – Friday Fundamentals

Big Goals

Setting big goals can be overwhelming. Heck, life can be overwhelming. If you’re like many people, you probably feel like you’re busier than you’ve ever been. Between work, family, personal life, professional aspirations, business, leisure, and everything else, you have a lot on your plate. And then if you’re like a minority of people out there, you are striving for more – more success in your career or your own business, more freedom to do what you want, fewer headaches and distractions, more time with family, and overall better quality of life. It can be overwhelming and possibly even deter you from striving for those things. You could easily tell yourself that how things are now are good enough, or a number of other limiting beliefs.

It can be easy to push those big goals out into the future too. After all, you have plenty of time to accomplish them, right? Well, not quite. It will take action now and well into the future to reach those big goals. Each and every day you’ll need to do something that puts you closer to reaching them.

One Day at a Time

One day at a time is really a philosophy on how you can approach anything in life. If you’re feeling stuck, or can’t see the big picture, or just don’t know what next step to take, simply break it down and take it one day at a time. Let look at a few ways you can take things one day at a time.

  1. Start small and build momentum. You can’t expect to move mountains overnight. Your success will more likely start with small steps that you repeat, pushing yourself past your old limits. Doing this every day, you will start to build momentum. What you thought you could never achieve will become completely realistic. This momentum will grow and grow and you’ll eventually become unstoppable in everything you do.
  2. Make success your norm with consistent action – When you have one successful day, then another, and then another, you’ll find yourself having a successful week, and months. Eventually what you once considered a successful day will become your norm in life. With consistent action, you will change your entire trajectory.
  3. Expand your mind – Your mind is what will either promote or limit your growth. Everything you set out to do is mostly a mental challenge more than anything else. You have to believe in yourself and have unwavering faith in your ability to reach your goals.
  4. Try new things. Push yourself out of your comfort zone. When you feel uncomfortable you are growing and experiencing new things, which counter to your feelings is a good thing.

“What got you here, won’t get you there.” – Marshall Goldsmith

Keep Momentum

Anything worth doing will take time and effort. It likely won’t come overnight. When setting goals, and reaching for those targets take the long approach. Do something each and every day that will put you closer towards achieving your goals. Build momentum and push yourself to new boundaries. When you have an off day, don’t let it derail you. If you set big goals, follow up with consistent and massive action, and never give you, you will undoubtedly reach those goals. So what will you strive for?

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