One of the most important indicators of business success is having the right mindset. If you have a bad mindset, if you’re in a “funk”, it’s hard to get motivated enough to do the things you need to do in your business.
Many people think it's impossible to get past that hard part and get motivated, especially if you’ve been in a particularly difficult slump for a long time. Maybe you're drained of energy, not sure which direction you should take your business in, and just generally feeling out of sorts and not on top of things.
The good news is that it’s easier than you think to get motivated and feel refreshed in your business. You can completely revamp your mindset. It can happen today, in fact. And once you do this one simple thing, everything will suddenly become so much clearer. Your path to more money and greater business success will suddenly seem so much smoother.
It doesn't matter who you are and how much experience you have in business; this is going to help you in major ways. Revisit this section every once in a while and you'll be able to count yourself among those who know the true secrets to success.
Here’s the Answer—Goals and Whys
The answer? It's knowing WHY you're in business in the first place and setting solid, specific goals that will help you get to where you want and need to be. It might sound simple and obvious-- maybe you're even rolling your eyes right now because of course you need to know what you're doing and why you're doing it. Of course you need to have goals... silly, right?
Do yourself a favor-- don't dismiss what I'm telling you outright. Instead, be honest with yourself. Have you really figured out your honest and true Reason Why that you're in business? Do you have solid and extremely specific long and short-term goals that you revisit on a very regular basis?
Don't worry if you don't. You're definitely not the only one. It's easy to think you have all your ducks in a row until you really start taking a deep look into your business. Now's the time to start. And the beautiful thing is that it will help you gain instant focus. It will help you do better and be better. Having a reason why and setting specific goals in your business can motivate you to more and better action, starting right away.
Doing this today can completely transform your business and help you earn more than ever before, and that's the honest truth. Whether you're completely stuck in your business and you don't know what to do or you're just looking to grow, expand, and achieve even bigger dreams, this is the way to do it.
How to Figure Out Your Reason Why
You might think that your reason why you're in business is to earn money. That seems pretty logical, right? Sure, you want to earn more money, but that's often not enough. That's not a big enough motivator- not by a long shot.
There's something else that can drive you to success beyond your wildest dreams as soon as you're able to identify what that is. There's something else that's your life's purpose. For me, it's helping to change the lives of others. It means a lot to me to help others find success. It gets me up in the morning. It keeps me active and motivated. Yes, money's important to me, but this is so, so much more important.
My reason why at the start of this century was to get out of the crushing load of debt I was under, to eliminate a very specific amount of financial worry, and to improve my health and happiness for myself and for my family. It took a while but I accomplished those goals, and that why went away, replaced with something else.
What's your reason why? What's going to motivate you and drive you to work hard even when you don't really feel like it at all? Figure out what that is for you. Brainstorm and take notes until you can pinpoint what's truly important to you-- usually above and beyond money. Why are you in business? What's going to be your legacy?
Finding Your Goals
Once you know the reason why you're working so hard and want to be so successful, you can start to investigate your goals. Again, this can't just be something vague like "earn more money." Consider your reason why. Knowing that alone should be very highly motivating for you.
Now, think about how you’re going to fulfill or achieve that reason why. What are your goals for life and business? What are your goals for your wealth, health, happiness, freedom and lifestyle?
Don’t be vague. It’s time to get really specific. What are your specific short-term financial goals? Write them down—the exact numbers and deadlines. What are your exact long-term financial goals? Write them down—exact numbers and figures.
Brainstorm your goals at first and then narrow things down from there. You might surprise yourself with what you come up with. You’ll likely find clarity you’ve never found before and that will be very exciting for you. It reinvigorates you and gives you purpose.
Your Goals and Reason Why Work Hand In Hand
Your goals and reason why work together. When you know what you’re doing and why and where you want to go, you can achieve amazing things. You finally know what you’re aiming for instead of fighting your way through, aiming in the dark. That’s what this is all about—finding clarity, purpose, and direction in your business.
Writing It Down Helps
It’s one thing to have these very specific facts and goals figured out in your mind. It’s another thing to write them down. There’s something about connecting the pen to paper that gives goals life. It’s almost like magic—your brain can start moving you toward the actions you need to take to achieve your goals… simply because they’re now solid and real.
They aren’t swimming around in your mind, unclear and uncertain. They’re on paper, they’re in front of you, and they’re what you’re determined and excited to achieve, no matter what.
Revisit This Often
I recommend you write your very specific long and short term goals down right now. This is an exercise you’ll want to do on a regular basis. In fact, you might want to revisit your goals every day. Many successful people review their goals in the morning and/or before they go to bed at night.
They’re adding new goals and either adjusting or achieving the old goals. What seemed like a huge, impossible goal just a short time ago becomes so much more achievable and they move their goals up, up, up.
It’s like a GPS device, in that you keep on track and don’t wander down rabbit holes or take a wrong turn halfway to your destination.
Don’t just set your goals and get excited for today… allow yourself to get excited for a lifetime because your business can be whatever you want it to be. Set very specific goals and revisit your reason why you’re running your own business and working so hard on a very regular basis.
Your Mindset, Goals, and Reason Why Will Absolutely Help You
This isn’t just one of those exercises that’s just there to prevent you from getting to the good stuff. This is the good stuff. Work on your mindset and you’ll suddenly start to see the success you’ve always dreamed you’d see.
Solidify your goals and grab hold of your Reason Why and there’s nothing you can’t achieve if you set your mind to it. Doing this will motivate you and excite you. You’ll start to see solutions to problems and new angles that will help you achieve so much more. This is exciting—do this today. Figure it out, write it down, and get motivated.