Fire, Aim, ReadyJan 12, 2023
Author: Cassandra Britton, The Business Savage Consulting
Have you ever set a goal for yourself, but felt like you were stuck in idle mode, waiting for some sort of sign that you're ready to tackle it?
You're not alone in feeling this way. Many of us struggle with the feeling that we're not READY to take on a new challenge, and as a result, we fail to take action toward our goals. However, what if I told you that you're never going to actually BE ready, but that's okay?
In order to achieve something that we have never done, we have to become someone we've never been. This means that in order to achieve a new goal, we need to change:
- our HABITS
- our MINDSET
- our ENVIRONMENT
- and the people we ASSOCIATE with
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These factors shape our identity and play a significant role in our ability to achieve our goals. For example, if you surround yourself with people who are all marathon runners, chances are you will start running marathons as well.
The same goes for if you live in a house with people who wake up at 5 am every day, you will find yourself waking up earlier and earlier until finally, you're rising before 5 am naturally.
When you set a goal, it's important to understand that you don't have all the answers or all the resources or contacts you need. But, that doesn't mean you can't achieve it.
You just have to raise your vibrations to become the type of person who can figure it out. As you take action towards your goal, you learn and grow, which in turn prepares you for achieving that goal.
It's also important to understand that feeling ready and being ready are two completely different states.
You may not feel ready when you set a goal, but that doesn't mean you can't achieve it. You will become ready as you go along by focusing on taking action toward your goal, no matter how small that action may be.
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So I want you to think about re-framing the steps to:
FIRE - means setting the goal first, claiming it, confidently owning it, and speaking it into existence. Claim that massive goal that you're working towards.
AIM - once you've claimed it, we can start working on the strategy, and resources needed to reach it. What habits do you need to develop in order to reach that goal you've already started rolling down the hill? As you go, you will pick up momentum.
READY - finally, the daily action items you're going to work on, and the person you will become in the process will allow you to FEEL ready by the time you realize the goal has come to fruition.
Flip the script from ready, aim, fire - to FIRE, AIM, READY, and watch how goals will start coming to life for you and your business.
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One effective way to break down large, overwhelming goals is to focus on small, manageable steps. By taking small actions every day, you can start making progress towards your goal and eventually reach your destination.
It's also important to remember that it's okay to not know everything, make mistakes, and even fail. As you take action towards your goals, you learn, you grow and you become more confident in your abilities.
Failure is just an opportunity to learn and improve, it's not an indicator of your abilities.
SO savages, waiting to feel ready can be a major obstacle to achieving your goals.
Instead of waiting for the perfect moment or the perfect set of circumstances, focus on taking action towards your goal, no matter how small that action may be. As you take action, you will become ready, learn, grow and reach your destination.
Remember that feeling ready and being ready are two completely different states and instead of waiting to feel ready start taking actions to become ready.
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A savage will get knocked down, but they will always get back up.
Stop making excuses, and become READY.
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