Your Success Threshold

Many people don’t get the traction they want on their goals. Why is that, you may wonder? I believe that they take on too much and don’t have the willpower to go the distance.

So what is the solution? Know why you have chosen the goal and what action could you take that is super easy – absolutely doable! Then you will build momentum and success become a habit.

Warmly,
Anita

If You’re Not Breaking Through . . .

Have you been working on a goal and not making the progress you hope? Do you feel you have been making every effort and zero benefits?

Here are a couple of questions to ask yourself:

  • Are you all in or are you splitting your attention among a variety of goals? If this is the case, you could be dissipating your time, energy, and other resources. So focus.
  • Could you be feeling any resentment today any people, organizations, or circumstances? If yes, immediately find at least one thing you appreciate. Please do this or you could be stuck forever.

Have a great day,
Anita

The Distraction of Setbacks

Working on a goal can be very motivating as long as things are going your way. Yet, invariably there will be setbacks (bigger and smaller). The key is to not let them distract or even derail you. Your focus and remembering why the goal is important are key -and to be always looking for the lessons that will help you grow your courage, capacity, and successes.

Have a great day,
Anita

The Value You Gain

It’s a funny thing. The value you gain is a function of your ability to see all of the good stuff in front of you. This is especially difficult if you are in the midst of a challenging time – filled with real and/or perceived obstacles. When I hit a VERY hard time, it was almost impossible for me see the goodness in my life. That was eclipsed by what was painful, discouraging, and seemingly unfair.

My turning point came after I committed to writing down five things that were good in my life every day. While things didn’t become amazing, fantastic, and awesome right away, each day I wrote down my list – my life got better. The interesting thing is that  my circumstances didn’t change in dramatic ways, but my heart did.

Just a thought.

Have a great day,
Anita

The Success Expander

I was with a group of friends over the weekend and the topic of being maxed out came to the surface. Yet there were clearly two distinct thoughts on the matter. The first was that it was time to take a break and ramp up again when you are ready – which is certainly a valid point of view. The second was a bit counter-intuitive: do more, but increase your action with a solid sense of purpose to something that had impact beyond yourself.

The connection between your goals and action to a broader purpose can expand your success at an accelerated pace. Very cool.

Warmly,
Anita

When Overwhelm Begins to Creep In

Life can be good and it can also feel like there are more demands and more to do than seems possible. One of my mentors once told me that at times like that, she needs to anchor whatever she is doing to a purpose or cause bigger than herself. When she does that, she is able to accomplish even more and instead of feeling overwhelmed she becomes inspired with increased confidence, courage, and capacity.

I actually experimented with this approach and she was absolutely right.

Thanks so much, my friend.

Test the idea for yourself and report back.

Have a great day,
Anita

Success By Following Your Curiosity

Some people believe that to really succeed you need to know your passion and follow it.

What if you don’t have a particular passion at a specific time?

Well, I would say that many people fall into that category (myself included at times).

So what is a person to do? Consider following your curiosity. Find something about which you are curious and then learn more about it. Who knows what might follow from that: a new hobby? new career? new friends? Opportunities abound.

Have fun with it,
Anita