Our last post was directed to people who would choose a career change. In this post, we’ll focus on people who would not change careers.
As a BIGG goal-getter, you may be satisfied with your work but you want to take it to the next level.
Let’s “reverse entrepreneur” this process. Ask yourself: Why aren’t you at the next level already?
It may be that you don’t want it badly enough. It may be that you’re not willing to pay the price to reach it. But for BIGG goal-getters, it generally comes down to one of three things:
What you know
You may feel like you need some education. It may be formal education or, more likely, it is some sort of certification or continuing education within your industry. What’s holding you back? Go and get it. Remember the hardest part is getting started.
Who you know
You may not know a “critical somebody” who can help you get to the next level. Here’s the good news: chances are someone you already know can connect you with them. Just let the people in your network know who you want to meet. Don’t be afraid to ask them to help.
In many cases, there’s a mental block. You’re scared – scared to take a risk, scared of failing, scared of being embarrassed. Deep down, you may even be afraid of “outsucceeding” your friends. This is often the real source of the mental block.
Now here’s how you get to the next level:
Step 1 – Determine the source from the list above
Do an honest assessment. Talk to people close to you. Reach out to trusted advisors. Do some real soul-searching.
It may be a combination of the two or even all three of the above items. The key is to identify all the things that are holding you back. Then you’re ready for the next step.
Step 2 – Write down your goal
Get it out of your head. Write it down and post it in a place where you will see it every day. Read it out loud in the morning. Repeat this again right before you go to bed.
Find pictures that represent what reaching this goal will mean to you. Post these pictures where you will see them frequently. This step helps you make the intangible goal more tangible by making it visual. The repetition helps seal it in your brain.
Step 3 – Set milestones
Now that you have your BIGG goal, create the stepping stones. Write down the steps you will take to reach your goal. Be sure to include a due date for each step.
Pick out a reward for reaching each milestone. You may even make each reward progressively bigger as you get closer to your ultimate goal. Put up pictures of your reward with the due date so you keep it ever present in your mind.
You may also use a calendar. Put a number on each day to represent how long you have until the due date for your next milestone. Make an “x” as each day passes to help you keep your sense of urgency.
Step 4 – GO!
Nothing happens until you take action. So GO…BIGG success is waiting for you!
Image in this post from amaze646