It's not uncommon that good intentions and well-meaning resolutions get tossed out the window by the first obstacle they encounter. Various statistics say about 90% of them. This week let's have a look at what really works and how we can stay ahead of the game.
It's kind of funny: There are these moments of absolute clarity. We feel like this crystal blue mountain lake in which you can see all the reflections to the smallest detail. We know exactly how we got here. We know what we need to do. We know our goals and aspirations, our fears, and our limiting beliefs. Just for the brink of a second, we know everything we need to know. And then? We lose ourselves; we don't write it down; we don't train this mindset and we let ourselves be distracted by the trivialities of the day.
When was the last time you really felt this clarity? We tend to have these moments as we reflect on the past year and look ahead to the next. When we reflect on what we have accomplished and what we would like to achieve in the future. Usually, that’s when we begin to think in terms of goals. However, we don’t think about what we want, we don’t even think about what we think we can accomplish – even though there are more who fall into this category. Most think about how everything will play out if all things stay roughly the same. And if we know one thing, nothing stays the same.
4 Questions that jumpstart dreams
Here are some prompts for visionary leaders who really look forward to change because they see potential and ideals that are worth striving for:
Don’t go for the goal but go for the dream. What are the things you feel good about as you imagine them?
Ask yourself miracle questions: If you knew you could not fail under any circumstances, what would you start to pursuit?
What is the ONE THING that – if you’d accomplish it – would be the most leverage you could imagine, for your business life, your personal life, your relationships, your health…?
Life is about spending time. That is the most valuable asset you have; how do you WANT to spend it?
I don’t usually give a lot of homework, only if it’s really important. I’ll invite you to ask yourself these questions and write them down (don’t just think about them). Make a decision you focus on your priorities – not just goals and objectives.
About the Author
Marc Breetzke, M.A., M.A., founder of MB INSPIRATIONS, is leading expert on strategic thinking, communication, and leadership. Since 2013, Marc assists companies, organisations, and individuals worldwide to achieve their objectives, increase their performance, and realize their untapped potential. Marc has helped thousands of people in consulting and training projects. Currently, he lives in Stuttgart, Germany.