You know what you want and you now how to get there. So what’s stopping you from actually going after it and achieving your goals? Is it you?
I woke up late for the millionth time today and continued to lay in bed. It’s like... I know what I have to do the night before to make sure I get enough sleep to wake up early the next day, yet I procrastinate until it’s too late. It’s like I’m doing too many things with not enough structure. I have 5 different goals without a real plan for each, especially my business goals.
For example, there are so many things I want to do with my business and social media, and I know what I want the outcome to be, but I also know that there are a thousand things I need to learn before I achieve the outcome. Additionally, as I’m learning these things, I need to take the time to actively implement what I’m learning, which requires a lot of effort. Sometimes knowing how much work lies ahead of you is what stops you. And if you don’t make a plan, a timeline, and deadlines for yourself, all of the ideas and tasks are just floating around in your head and stay there - they never find action. I think that’s what is happening to me right now, and for the last 3 years.
I have a quote on my wall that says, “You are far too smart to be the only thing standing in your way.” This is the quote that made me realize what has been holding me back these last 3 years. I’ve always wondered... “I know exactly what I want, and I know how to do it. So why aren’t I doing it?!” I never knew the answer until now, and that quote really hit home. Everyone who ever guided me in any way (teachers, parents, coaches, etc.) all said that I can accomplish anything I want to. I have the determination, drive, and intelligence to accomplish any goal I sincerely set for myself and commit to. Knowing this and knowing myself, it’s true. I know I can accomplish these goals and grow a wildly successful business. I also know how much work it’s going to take, and that is what’s holding me back.
I keep thinking, “eventually,” or “after I do this first,” or “tomorrow...” And then I just don’t take any action. Or I’ll get super excited and really go for it for a few days or weeks, but I burn out. As I said in my first blog post of the series, “Failing to plan is planning to fail.” Although I prepared the goals and the outline, I still need to plan the details. I need to get specific. So here is my goal for tomorrow morning at 6 am:
1. Commit to yourself and be disciplined enough to actually get out of bed at 6 am.
2. Create a list of all of the lessons/courses you want to learn from as you begin to grow your business.
3. Develop a timeline of deadlines. (You were great at school, so maybe giving yourself due dates will help you stay on-track and dedicated)
4. Break it down and add it to your calendar. Day and time for each. Once it’s on the calendar, it’s an appointment, an obligation. You can’t skip it, or cancel. Include what the lesson is and where you’re going to learn it. Be specific. Make it count. Get it done.
It’s time to get disciplined, stick to my productive routine, live each moment of every day with purpose, and make my goals happen. Not only for me, but for my family. For my friends. For all of the times I gave up, but still dreamed of the day I didn’t. For my future kids. For all of the women and men I’m going to help. And for the little girl inside of me who limitlessly dreamed and believed all of it was possible... who would stop at nothing to make her dreams a reality.
Know your why, commit to yourself, and do what it takes to make it happen. Good luck <3
Thank you for being you & thank you for being here,
P.S. I wanted to add a little summary of my day and the goals I reached today. Nutrition was on point (Snacks: mandarin oranges, dried mangoes, and Loving Earth chocolate not pictured), blog post is here, and workout, skin care, and business took a back seat today, but not tomorrow! Here are the photos from today:
About the Author
Leah Jean is a life & success coach to women worldwide, and a self-proclaimed confidence guru. She coaches and inspires women to create the life they have always dreamed of living by gaining confidence, knowing their self worth, becoming financially independent, and enhancing the quality of their daily life and career, all while maintaining a healthy foundation for their mind, body, and soul.