In the last episode, we talked about the 4 ways that you can create clarity for yourself in your goals.
We were JUST shy on time, so now we're picking right back up where we left off - so if you need to watch the first episode, click here to get caught up.
The 3 points we covered in the previous episode:
Your Best Self - When we think about self, we envision ourselves in the future. What would we do differently? How would we leave our family in the mornings, and arrive back in the evenings? We all get comfortable and complacent. Soon, we aren't satisfied at all.
Social Interactions - you have to have high social awareness and situational intelligence. Are you setting intentions for how you want to be? Who you want to be? How you affect others? If you don't manage your transitions during the day, you will be stuck with the aftermath.
Skills Development - sometimes we want something to change, but we don't do anything to change our approach. If you don't change your approach, you're never going to reach your goal. You have to commit to it. Whatever it might be - clarity comes from developing the skill that will get you to the goal.
And now let's talk about number 4 - Service to Others. This is the connection you need. When you have a goal that doesn't have a connection, it's a lot easier to say "well, my team won't notice that I didn't get this done", or "my spouse won't notice that we haven't been on date nights". This is where our goals fall flat.
When you're talking about achieving anything, mindset is everything. Tony Robbins calls it an emotional state. Developing your skills, working towards something, and setting your mind can create clarity - the ability for you to see the goal as a real, tangible, achievable thing.
Find the E.A.F factors in your goals to gain clarity. If you set a goal for yourself, you have to find joy in what you want to do. Then, align the value of the task with a reference, and find fulfillment in the outcome. Enjoyment, Alignment, Fulfillment.
What efforts will make you feel the most passion? Thinking about your goals that way instead of "How many homes will I have to sell so that my family is okay?" puts a lot less stress on you and makes you consider the joy that you're getting from your work.
Taking control of your mindset is the difference between success and failure. Keep your mindset protected, and set yourself on a straight course to your goals.