It’s not how good you are, it’s how good you want to be.
Now in February, I’m reflecting on the past few months of people and businesses setting their goals, for the year-end and for the start of the year.
According to science, 92 percent of people never achieve their New Year goals. I can see the reasons behind it.
Many goals are not set by us, as individuals. We are persuaded by the organisation, our peers, friends, and a sense of ‘that sounds good’.
My clients lose themselves in must-do’s and need-to’s, and I ask – what about you? What do you want?
Success and achievement.
What does success look like to you?
There it is. That stuckness. Success and achievement feel like a million miles away because either their head is attached to the goal where the only specific thing is Hit £1m turnover, or Deliver £m project, or Save £m.
Around this stuckness, are two glaring obvious things missing – happiness (fulfilment) and the big audacious dream. Their wants and desires. The thing that makes them so excited and nervous at the same time.
8 percent of people have an internal compass that fuels their passion until they reach the top of the mountain. High achievers become high performers. Continually being able to set their mind on something and achieve it.
Until something happens. A small question of doubt or difficulty. A change that is harder than before.
What does that doubt or difficulty look like to you?
Self-doubt? Some nagging voice saying it’s impossible? Other people eating your time? It no longer aligns with your organisation or your own values?
Suddenly that effortless achievement feels like an effort.
One of the reasons some of my clients are looking to exit their current role in this Great Reshuffle.
The truth is people change.
Life happens in cycles.
Do not despair. Because this is all normal.
There are an incredible amount of possibilities and it starts with how you think and what you do next.
It doesn’t mean there is a quick fix or you’ll wake up tomorrow and go, yep I know exactly what to do.
Of course, there are some things you can do to support your quest. However, to sustain your passion, your big audacious dream, the vision you have for your life, work, and business, it takes an investment by you.
Understanding how you operate, how you think, and what is behind your self-doubt may open up some surprises but those feelings are temporary.
Your future is your focus, and your mind is a great place to sustain your journey to what’s next.
Here are 3 things you can do to start:
- Write down when you think the self-doubt or feelings of not good enough started.
- Are they true?
- Read this and take the quiz.
Finally, let me know your results.
The remarkable thing about you, is that the limits are imposed. Life is truly limitless. Humans are designed to explore, be curious, try things out. You’ve just forgotten how to do that. But it’s there. I see it in my conversations, every single day
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Juliet is an award-winning executive coach, consultant, and leader. Her mission is to liberate a million dreams, one leader at a time. She is passionate about shaping futures by igniting possibilities and elevate your extraordinary.
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