We all digest information in different ways, so I’m sharing guidance and inspiration about achieving your goals both in writing (see below) and via this short video so you have a visual/audio version to enjoy as well.
Every New Year brings the opportunity to press the reset button and set new goals. And by February, for the vast majority, those goals are already a dim and distant memory.
It’s time for new and exciting goals
Unfortunately, the reality for many was that goals set for 2020 went un-reached. But that’s ok because if ever there was a year where we can let ourselves off the hook a little it was this last one!
But, now we’re firmly into 2021, we’ve been given the perfect opportunity to wipe the slate clean and start again.
So, are you ready to make this a significantly better year than last? Are you ready to set new goals and take control of your finances and pay all your credit cards and debt off?
You are? Excellent! If you read my blog from last month you should have your goals written down. So now….
Don’t let the big ‘P’ hold you back
For once I’m not talking pandemic! Oh no, the big ‘P’ I’m referring to is procrastination!
Procrastination is the biggest obstacle there is when it comes to achieving goals, and it’s something that affects us all.
I remember reading a quote that said…
“If you want something you’ve never had, you have to do something you’ve never done.”
And that’s the absolute truth of the matter. To reach new goals, be they financial or otherwise, you must be prepared to take action and stretch yourself into trying new things.
So, let me ask you, when you tune into why you procrastinate, what comes up for you?
If you’re like the vast majority of us (and yes I include myself in this too) the feeling that comes up is fear. Fear of…
Being judged, and
Inside we tell ourselves that what we create won’t be good enough or really needed. Then we put it off and make excuses, which feeds our belief that as a person we’re simply not good enough.
Procrastinating on a goal often feels like a far less painful option than going for it and risking making a mistake or being rejected!
When it comes to procrastinating about sorting out finances, the feeling that stops us most often is an embarrassment. We think we’ll be so embarrassed if people know how much debt we have and how badly we manage our money. But the reality is no one cares about your debt or spending.
I promise you, whatever goal you’re procrastinating about, if you just go for it you’ll be absolutely fine! In fact, you’ll be more than fine, and here’s why…
Mistakes are your teacher
Once you’ve taken action, if something goes wrong remember this – there are no mistakes, only learning!
When we drop our egos and allow ourselves to be a student to the mistakes we make, we can see how much they have to teach us. There’s a wealth of opportunity for personal growth, expanding your knowledge, understanding where you need to reach out for help. All manner of important lessons is available that you might never get if you keep procrastinating and don’t allow yourself to make mistakes.
The late, great Dr. Wayne Dyer once said,
“Don’t die with the music in you.”
The world needs you to be brave and share the special gifts and talents that only you bring. So come on, why not make 2021 the year that you leave procrastination in the dust and go for your goals with all you’ve got?
If you want to understand why you procrastinate, contact our certified money coach Ilana Jankowitz here. Together we’ll explore ways to help you move forward and achieve all your most exciting goals.