“Success isn’t always about greatness. It’s about consistency - consistent hard work leads to success and greatness will come.”
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson
We all set goals in January….
Was yours a fitness goal?
A business goal?
A spiritual, financial or relationship goal?
Did you stick to it? I got as far as January 26th for Dry Jan. Long enough to break the December drinking habit, but close enough to wish I’d waited till Feb!
What is it that keeps us on the right track with our goals? I’ve found these 3 things help me:
1. Surround yourself with those on a similar mission to you. Now you can hold each another accountable. Compete with one another and drive each other on. Jamie George spoke to his competitiveness with Dylan Hartley internationally and Schalk Brits at Sarries as big motivators for keeping him on track towards his goal of being the best Hooker in the world (which in my opinion he is).
2. Give meaning to your goals. Ed Mylett is a beast. At 47 he’s still one of the fittest guys I know. When we met, Ed spoke about his secret to staying consistent with his fitness goals. In his 30’s he had a cardiac event and was told he needed to change his lifestyle to avoid another potentially fatal cardiac event. Now when he doesn’t want to get out of bed to train, he reminds himself he wants to walk his daughter down the aisle one day. That’s meaning!
3. Celebrate your wins. When you do reach your goals (and you will), celebrate them rather than delaying your dopamine release. When suppressing these emotions and not celebrating, we never feel satisfaction in our achievements and constantly strive for more. A recipe for feeling unfulfilled (speaking from experience). Celebrate your wins! Then revise goals and go for more.
Who’s holding you accountable?
What’s the meaning behind what you do?
How will you celebrate your success?
Tony Robbins said : “If we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. Its not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently”
I’m really writing this for myself as I need the reminder, and my goal is to be more consistent with my own goals. Those who listen to the podcast will know there’s an episode posted each fortnight. However, In February I’ve decided I’ll post an episode every week. We all set lofty goals in Jan and most of us drop them by Feb. I hope a more consistent release of episodes with inspiring messaging will help the process of making those goals more long term (at least through Feb!) - And if nothing else this message holds me accountable to the challenge (if anyone is reading....🧐).