Let’s lock in together on for the first quarter, the first 90 days of 2014 and get started on the goal getting process NOW! Before you finish reading this e-mail I want you to be FIRED UP about your goals for 2014.
GOING ON A GOAL GETTING JOURNEY
Just for a minute, pretend that you are visiting a friend in Boston and it’s your first time in the city. You arrive in Bean Town overwhelmed by the “Big Dig” detours, the one-way streets, and the traffic, on top of not having a clue where you’re going. You remember that you have a map, but after an hour of going in circles, you figure out the map isn’t helping.
Instead, you call your friend for help and he tells you to, “Stay positive. You’ll find it.” Another hour passes while you are positive and looking at your map, and you’re still lost. You call your friend again and he tells you to, “Keep working hard. You’ll find it.”
Mumbling under your breath now about how much of a friend you really have, you punch the gas, working hard, staying positive, locking in on your map, and soon realize you’re just getting lost twice as fast. The problem isn’t in your ability to stay positive in the face of adversity or to work hard, the problem is that you’re in Boston and you have a map of Chicago, so you don’t know where to go.
YOU HAVE THE WRONG MAP!
Often in life we’re told to work hard and be positive, but we leave our preparation, training, and performance to chance because we don’t have a specific plan for improvement. In other words, we don’t have the right map.
The people who are most successful, win the most often and have the most fun always seem to be on a mission. There’s a purpose and a strategy behind everything they do.
Why do most people fall short of their goals? I think it is because they try to summit the mountain in one step, thinking that they can make a lifestyle change immediately because of the calendar change from December 31 to January 1 and forget that they need a map to help them get to where they want to be 90 days in on April 1.
Here is my challenge to you. Set goals that are about WORKING ON YOU! If you work at your sport or your profession you will be good, if you work at yourself, you will be UNSTOPPABLE!
SET YOUR NEW YEARS RESOLUTION GOALS NOW!
Remember, you must first be a champion before you will ever win a championship. Being a champion is about constantly working on yourself to get better. If you are not going to write down these three goals now, when will you? I also suggest that you save these as the LOCK SCREEN or HOME SCREEN on your phone so that you see them and have them with you at all times. Remember, these three goals are for the first quarter of 2014. Jan 1-April 1. NOT FOR ETERNITY!
It is the start that stops most people, get started NOW!
DOMINATE The Day!
Your Mental Conditioning Coach,