If you are at all like me you spend a significant amount of time beating yourself up for NOT doing what you know you should do.
Most of the achievement oriented people I know do this quite a bit. It is as though they are on a quest for perfection and anything less than that is unsatisfying.
Don't get me wrong ... I think it's a great thing to be on a quest for perfection, and I believe people who are, will ultimately experience a good deal of success because they'll never feel as though they've arrived. There will always be something else to accomplish.
When I was 20 years old I was introduced to a business opportunity which had a very solid process which, if followed, would have produced significant results. At least that's what I was told.
I was a tad bit different back in those days. I had a rockin' mullet with my hair below my shoulders, an earring, but it was all business on the top ... just a little poofy business since I hadn't yet been introduced to hair product. :)
The guys I met with, explained how this would be my own business and how, although I was in business for myself, I wasn't in business by myself. They committed to teach me the same system that many other people had followed to become extremely successful.
I spent some time thinking about it and finally decided if anyone could make it successful, I could. The only thing was I was NOT willing to cut my hair or take out my earring, and I told them as much. I remember them smiling at me and saying, "That's fine." I am sure my chest puffed up and I thought to myself, "I'll show them that I can make it happen my own way and without following their system."
After all ... I was 20 years old making $5 per hour and cleaning houses on the side to make ends meet to support my wife and son ... what could they teach me? ;)
As I laced up my shoes this morning to head out and tackle my first action focused goal, I spent some time reviewing the past seven days. It's hard to believe it's already been a week since I set and began to achieve these daily action goals.
I can honestly tell you it is 99% easier to tackle these goals today than it was in the first couple of days. If you recall, I was having a bit of a challenge with the "voices" trying to encourage me to make excuses as to why I didn't have to accomplish those goals.
Well, I am happy to report to you that those voices have all but left. The consistency of achieving my daily action goals, has made it much easier, and created momentum that's sending me off on a very positive path.