We are officially in the second quarter of 2013. How are you doing with your goals? Have you completed the tasks you set out to complete in the first quarter? Are you on track to having the amazing year you set out to achieve when the clock struck midnight on January 1, 2013? If not, what went wrong and how do you plan to get yourself back on track to finish at the top?
Just last weekend I attended a conference that was all about getting radical – in both your personal and professional life. What I learned at the conference is that radical is not just different. Radical is a lifestyle. Radical is crazy. Radical means you move beyond the “a-ha” moments, and actually take consistent action towards whatever goals you have set for yourself.
Most of the time, we’ll take a step or two out of our comfort zone and then eventually, revert back to the status quo, to what is comfortable. We start hanging out with the same people who called us crazy to begin with, or doing the same things that leave us stagnant. Every time we take a step away from the normal and back into the crazy zone, something or someone tries (and usually succeeds) to pull us back. What is that something for you? Or, who is that person? Personally, I’ve had to learn to get over what other people think of me, or what I’m doing. I’ve had to learn (and continue to learn) that other peoples’ perception of me is none of my business. This is a hard one to swallow, but its something I’m working on consistently.
One of the things that was discussed at the conference was the idea of frogs and ships. If you’ve ever read Brian Tracy’s book, Eat That Frog, you know that it is referring to the procrastination monster. The frog is that thing that you know you need to do, but you reeeeaaaalllly don’t want to do, so you keep putting it off and putting it off. But the idea of eating that frog is if you do it first thing in the morning (say, perhaps it’s a sales call you need to make), then it won’t be hanging over your head all day. The rest of your day will then be that much more productive and happier.
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