Quite the pessimist aren't you Isaac? Not at all. If you have ever talked to me, you know that I am actually one of the biggest optimists you'd ever meet. What I'm not however, is someone who is going to lie.
I'm here to tell you that 2021 probably won't be your year.
You know why?
Because you said that about 2020, 2019, 2018 and every year since graduating high school in 96'.
I'm not here to baby you, nor am I here to demean you, but I do ask you read the article in its entirety.
Last year I recorded a video speaking about why you shouldn't set New Year's resolutions, and each point I mentioned remains true today. If you go into the new year simply anticipating and "wishing" your results will change, but not making any real change to your actions, your results will stay the same, or potentially worsen. A mentor of mine once said, "each year most people get a little bit more out of shape, and a little bit more broke".
This doesn't have to be you.
I will be brutally honest though.
If you were planning to party on New Year's Eve, you're not ready for a monumental year of growth.
Starting January 1st 2021 with a hangover? And you want to make $100,000 a month...seriously?
If you're waiting until January 1st to change your lifestyle, you're not ready for a monumental year of growth.
What happens when January 1st rolls around and you "don't feel like it?" What's the point in waiting? Hmm?
If you set all of these big goals, but aren't ready to put in the work, you're not ready for monumental year of growth.
Most people live their lives looking for some diet pill, or to win the lottery simply so they don't have to put in the effort. It's laziness.
What these individuals do not realize is that they already have everything it takes to achieve their aspirations if only they'd execute aggressive patience. Aggressive patience is what I operate by. It's the understanding that to get to that place in life you envision, it will take time, while you also take massive action towards said life.
I already am getting a sense that half of you are about to click off because you're feeling "motivated".
Now, if you're anything like me, you're going to set goals that are MASSIVE and may feel daunting. That's a good thing. Christopher Columbus didn't discover the new world by following the same voyage path. Regardless of how you view him, you have to respect the ambition he had for trying something that was never done before. With your own goals, you're chasing a vision you have never experienced. That's called growth. That's called ambition, and that's something that demands respect.
Here are three things I personally do each day that continue to help me in the pursuit of my goals.
1 - Start. Jump into the swimming pool and learn how to swim in the process. This is where aggressive patience falls under.
2 - Reverse Engineer. Look at what you want, and see if there are things you can do right now to get there. Don't get caught overthinking in this step.
3 - Grow. Take at least 2 hours each day devoted to personal growth. Study a mentor. Read a book. Listen to an informative podcast.
My final word of advice is that if you as the cliche goes, "want to make 2021 your year", you MUST be willing to do what most people aren't willing to do. Only then will you get the results most people can only dream of.
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