On this week’s episode of SUCCESS Line, I speak to an alumni of our very personal SUCCESS Teaching certification, Madeline. Madeline is an entrepreneur, spouse and mom, and he or she, like lots of you, has massive objectives for 2022. However how, she wonders, are you able to obtain your objectives with out dropping your self and every part that’s necessary to you alongside the best way? She desires to “have all of it” and to attain that ever elusive ultimate of “steadiness.”
Time is the one commodity we can’t purchase or create extra of. And if you wish to succeed, you need to clarify, intentional choices about how you’ll allocate it. As a result of as soon as it’s gone, it’s gone ceaselessly.
As we enter the brand new 12 months, I problem you to contemplate how one can higher leverage your time to serve your wants, aspirations and goal. Stability could also be a delusion, however that doesn’t imply you’ll be able to’t take management of your time. Unsure the place to start? Learn on.
1. Take stock.
Earlier than you make any choices about how you can allocate your time going ahead, you first have to take stock of how you might be utilizing it now. What are you deciding to do together with your time? The place are you selecting to speculate?
We will’t chart a course ahead if we don’t know the place we’re ranging from. And in case you want a information, check out the SUCCESS Wheel. This device takes you thru the 5 main areas of your life—enterprise, goal, wellness, relationships and social—to determine and handle which areas may want extra of your consideration and which could want much less.
2. Determine the pitfalls.
With a purpose to say sure to some nice issues you have to to say no to quite a lot of good issues. What are the pitfalls that you simply fall into that cease you from saying sure to the good issues? What are the actions that aren’t in alignment together with your goal however suck up your time nonetheless?
For instance, many entrepreneurs take pleasure in being wished and wanted. They need to say sure to everybody, to be all issues to all folks. And whereas that need just isn’t wholly dangerous, it will likely be their kryptonite relating to fulfilling their objectives.
To keep away from falling into this lure, you need to develop into the useful resource, not the supply. Oftentimes, entrepreneurs spend a lot of their time answering the identical questions over and over. However there’s a higher approach: As a substitute of getting the identical conversations, file a video (or sequence of movies) that solutions these often requested questions and even anticipates questions your viewers could not have considered but. Now when these questions are available, you don’t must get on the cellphone or Zoom name—you’ll be able to merely ship them a hyperlink and return to specializing in the duties that may transfer you nearer to your objectives.
Don’t permit your pitfalls to suck you in and pull you beneath. Get forward of the sport and make a plan to keep away from them earlier than they ever start to tempt you.
3. Undertake new habits.
Lastly, to be able to obtain your objectives for 2022 and use your time the best way you say you need to, ask your self, “What new habits do I have to undertake?” and, “Which previous habits do I would like to surrender?”
As our objectives get greater yearly, we have to regulate our habits to match them. Your day-to-day habits are what flip you into the form of one that is ready to obtain your hopes and desires. Habits are what hold you on mission, day in and day trip, and enable you keep away from falling into the aforementioned pitfalls.
However keep in mind, it’s not about filling up your calendar with an arbitrary listing of habits—drink eight glasses of water a day, journal for 10 minutes each morning, meditate earlier than mattress, and so on. It’s about figuring out and committing to the proper habits—the habits that may propel you ahead and switch you into the particular person you have got at all times wished to be.