CategoryGoal Setting

Action Absorbs Anxiety

I recently started using a daily planner and journal called the “Self Journal”.  It was recommended to me by one of my mentors, Chris Robinson. He is a sales genius. They have a private Facebook page where others post up examples of how they are using it.  A few weeks ago, one of those examples had this written on the top of the page:

Action Absorbs Anxiety.

I thought it was brilliant – I was looking for the post again so I could give proper credit to her, but could not find it.

Let’s think into this for a moment.

When do you find yourself being the most anxious? When does the feeling of anxiety hit you the hardest? For me, it is when I am doing nothing – I am sitting around hoping things will happen, but not actually doing anything to make them happen. Like somehow, the action fairy will just magically appear and everything will be finished.

That first step is always the hardest, it takes 80% of the energy you will need to complete your goal.  But, once we take it, we get hit up with a big dose of dopamine and you feel great. Your energy level jumps, your mind is filled with positive thoughts, and ideas start pouring in – and guess what happens – there is no room for anxiety, so it has no choice but to go find a different home.

So, when you are feeling anxious or nervous, or have some fear, the only way to break through is to take some action – any action.

What action will you take today?

Increase Your Income 10 Times in 2018

Setting clear, laser focused goals is critical for achievement; however, only 3% write them down according to a Harvard study. Meaning 97% of the people do not have written goals. The big WOW is the 3% on average earned 10 times the 97%.

Would you like to earn 10 times what you earn now? Start writing down your goals.

Don’t be the wondering generality that Zig Ziglar always talked about at his events.

There are many gurus with many formulas for goal setting. All will work. The key is finding something that works for you.

A few ideas that have helped me set and hit goals.

  1. Write down your specific goal with a date.
  2. Clarify your goal, rewrite, and redefine.
  3. Repeat # 2
  4. Make sure your goal is in alignment with your purpose and long-term goals.
  5. Review your goal daily, burn into your mind.
  6. Visualize and feel yourself doing the daily activities required to reach the goal.
  7. Take the daily action steps.
  8. Share your goal with an accountability partner and check in weekly.

Do you have any advice to help others reach their goals? Would love to hear from you.