Every year we enjoy a season of euphoria. The holidays themselves sort of contribute to this euphoria but the one thing that really gets people excited in a fresh start. A chance to review goals and objectives, a chance to get excited about a new beginning, an opportunity to plan, prepare and dream big. I love the New Year and chances are you do as well. One thing I learned in my years of service as a strategist, coach and motivator is endorphins play a major role in this feeling. According to immunologist and Ph.D. Eleanor Levy: “Our thoughts impact what the way we feel more than what we eat. Research throughout the world including Harvard’s Body and Mind Institute suggest that positive thoughts increase white blood cell counts, helping to fight disease and infection. Positive thoughts also increase the body’s production of adrenaline and endorphins, which helps with overall vitality and excitement about life. If you want to improve the way you feel and look, begin with your attitude. Instantly feel better about life and all it has to offer-for less than the cost of a big mac!” Now that is a mouthful but I think you get the point. The way you think enhances or negatively impacts the way you feel about life and all it’s possibilities. Here is the bombshell I going to drop on you as an expert in this field, the aforementioned is what stops most people from goal achievement every year. This time of year brings on this feeling and emotion, but feeling alone is not going to cause you to make your goals and resolutions happen. If it did, all of us would be highly successful in our goal achievement efforts. Would that not be something special?
One of my early life influencers, Mr. Earl Stafford, who took a business idea and turned it into a ½ Billion dollar business–told me the secret. During a meeting with him early in my business I was going on and on about what I was going to accomplish and do with my business. As a matter of fact, It took me months to schedule a meeting with him for his plate was super full. He squeezed me into his schedule and I decided to use my valuable time with him via monologue. After a few minutes he said to me “Darrell since you came here to tell me all the answers you have for business success, we can end this meeting now!” It did not take me long to realize that I needed to shut up and listen. And boy I am glad I did. What Mr. Stafford told me was something that I now share with my coaching and consulting clients worldwide. He communicated the following to me and it changed the way I look at everything I do–business and non business: “Darrell every day and every year I have people asking me for business success advice. Most, like yourself are excited about your goals and objectives and rightfully so for it is nice to dream. I am here to tell you something that you must promise me you will never forget: most people fall in love with the dream, but successful people fall in love with the process. The dream feels good, the process does not. However, if you stay the course with the process, the excitement and euphoria you get from thinking about the dream and talking about the dream will increase tenfold when you achieve it. Most importantly, you will have learned the most valuable aspect of goal setting—overcoming obstacles and challenges to a goal—by pushing through with a well thought out plan of action. Once you master this artform, not only will your business succeed, you will succeed professionally, you will personally. “ Wow, I am really glad I shut my mouth and listened.
Here is by big revelation, this year you need to target obstacles to goal achievement more so than the goals themselves. If the same thing is tripping you up every year, you need to target overcoming the obstacle so that the goal can have liberty to pass through! The same obstacle that trips you up every year is blocking the resolution. That is why you do not succeed in achieving the outcome you desire. Fall in love with the process of improving or removing the stumbling blocks in your goal pursuit and then you will see success happen! If not, by February—it will be back to business as usual.
With this in mind I am continuing to offer a “FREE” Webinar “Achieving The Dream In 2017-Overcoming The #1 Challenge To Goal Achievement.” I say continue for I planned on stopping it New Years Day but I want to give people 30 days to view before I close it down. Click on this link or access: Achieving The Dream In 2017!
Please feel free to contact me at (302) 834-1040 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions! Go after the goal barrier this year. Make this your real resolution!
Darrell “Coach D” Andrews |Motivational Strategist | Speaker | Author