Declare Your Accountability
Let’s face it, in less then three more months 2016 has already started. Are you really working on the most important goals you set out to pursue, Marketing Superhero? Remember, it is never to late to make a fresh start. Plans can easily change along the road life leads us. Therefore it is important to regularly track your progress, to see whether you are still heading in the right direction.
Create time for your goals
Time is the only resource in the world you can’t renew. Every minute lost, can’t be regained. But time is also a concept we humans created. It is not something you can actually possess. By stating: “I don’t have the time for this” you are actually saying you have set different priorities. You are politely making an excuse and blaming it on the concept of time. This way you can easily become a victim, believing that it is all outside of your circle of control. But we actually all have the same 1.440 minutes in a day. It’s is up to you to choose how to spend them.
Patience builds stamina
Often things take more time then you originally foresee. Ideas need time to grow, relationships need time to bloom. As stated before, grass doesn’t grow faster by pulling it. Over these past weeks, I learned that being more patient isn’t passively sitting around waiting. It is a highly active (and at times frustrating!) process of deliberately not getting into action modus. Instead of labeling yourself as impatient, I found it helpful to view it as an active choice not to respond. This gives you more a feeling of control and help build your stamina.
Dedication to hard work
Plans are important. Preparation always pays off. But in the end it comes down to the actual doing, which will get you the results you are after. It requires dedication and hard work. Whether you are going after a fitness goal, rolling out a successful business plan or writing a book that makes an impact on its audience. Plan time to actually execute the plan you developed.
Bonus tip: be brave and declare what you set out to achieve and by when. A goal is a dream with a deadline. Let the world know what you are dedicating your time to. So others can motivate you and hold you accountable. I hereby declare I will finish the manuscript of my book by the end of this month. Feel free to declare your accountability in the comments below!