We are in the midst of the time of year when leaders set about making plans and set goals. Not surprisingly, the majority of these plans and goals are never achieved. Why? Because the necessary action is not taken. It’s actually very simple. If you want something to happen, you have to do something about it. You have to take action.
In my experience there are five major goals that can lead to explosive growth in your business and personal life. Set these goals and take action on them right now.
Treat your body as a temple.
It’s been well documented how being in peak physical shape can help your body and mind. As a leader, you need a lot of energy and confidence to grow a business. When your body feels it’s best through eating healthily and exercise, you have the strength and confidence to handle all of the challenges of business growth. One goal you should set right now, and every month of your life, is to treat your body with the respect that it deserves.
Become the best version of yourself in every area of your life.
This is one of the keys to having a full balanced life and growing a business. To become better for others, and to do great things, it starts with the work we put into ourselves. This is all encompassing. You get into peak condition in your body, mind, spirit and every other possible way. You wake up each day knowing you’ll challenge yourself to do more and work harder.
The point is that you can be better when you are better. Businesses are built by leaders and leaders are people. Strong individual people are what fuel and lead a successful business. You can fuel your business beyond the initial goals you’ve set. You can power the growth by becoming the best version of you in every area of your life.
Re-evaluate your growth strategies.
Too many businesses don’t grow because there is no real strategy for how to grow. What we see these days is a lot of reactive leadership with no clear plan. You must have a clear plan and strategy that will take your business through levels. When you have this growth plan, you should check, tweak, and re-evaluate it often.
Choose your peer group carefully
We’ve all heard the quotes on the effects of the people that you allow into your life. As hard as it seems, you will have to cut negative people out of your life. They will drag you down to their level. You should also be adding people that are in alignment and ahead of you in their businesses. Those are the leaders that you can learn from and be inspired by.
Go after uncomfortable goals.
If you are not uncomfortable, you are not growing. Experiencing growth in life and business feels messy at times. It feels overwhelming and as if it’s more than you can handle. Don’t run from this feeling. The reason most goals are missed is that they are not big enough. Set huge goals that feel “impossible” to accomplish. You need something major to strive for and keep you away from complacency.