There is still time to Make 2018 Your Breakthrough Year!
Follow these 3 Easy Steps
The way to predict the future is to create it.
Do you want to make 2018 the best year ever?
You can do it, get started today! I have discovered a new approach that has redefined my success each day of the year. It has reset my standard of my life, so that each year builds on the year before with purpose and success!
This can happen for you! You can set the standard for your life by letting 2018 be the foundation for 2019, 2020, 2021 and to build on the years to come. Although, first we have to change the way we approach the new year by throwing out the tradition of the New Year’s Resolution!
The Top 10 New Year’s Resolution’s from 2017 were:
How many of these hit your list year after year?
For most of us, New Year’s Resolutions set us up for failure. According to US News, 80% of Resolutions fail by the second week of February.
I don’t know about you, but I fit right into that statistic! I have had at least five of these on my list multiple years. Usually, I start with a bang the first couple of weeks, and then the pattern gets broken when some life crisis like work, family, or exhaustion, interrupts my schedule. And slowly it all begins to unravel! Honestly, I can only think of ONE New Year’s Resolution that lasted.
The time has come for you to throw all the New Year’s Resolutions out the window! We are going to replace this less than successful pattern with one that will create Years of Breakthrough!
Let’s talk about the elements you need to move into this continuous way of living. They are discovering your Passion, Motivation, and Persistent Action.
Passion + Persistent Action Plan = Success Year after Year!
Step 1: Defining Your Passion
By defining your Passion you create an inner motivation, which drives you into action, bringing you success. There is a huge difference in external motivation and internal motivation. External motivation is driven by outside must do’s — like I must show up for work and do a good job to keep my position.
Internal motivation is driven by a desire to accomplish what is burning inside of you. It could be completing a course in order to advance your career or saving $100 per month to go on the vacation of your dreams. In both cases there is a sacrifice that has to be made — allocating time to study or giving up your daily Starbucks to save money. The key difference is the pain of sacrifice is not as strong as the gain of the reward.
Defining your passion comes by dreaming about your future.
Dreams are seeds of possibility planted in your soul, calling you to pursue a unique path to the realization of your purpose. John Maxwell
I teach how to dream in Episode 3. You can find the Podcast and the Blog at Cindy-Stewart.com
If you already know your passion, great, then move on to Step 2. If not take time to review and download the Dream Worksheet. By completing this process it will help you see what you want your future to be like.
Step 2: Persistent Action Plan
I added the word Persistent to the action plan because without being persistent what you want will never be accomplished. We know plans require adjustments and tweaking along the way. It is the persistency that keeps our action plan moving forward.
Last year, I discovered I wanted to have a greater reach in fulfilling my passion of helping others. I realized I needed additional tools; first thing was a website with my blogs and podcasts to provide an avenue to interact with people across the world.
For about 4 months, I tried doing it myself. When that didn’t work, I decided to hire someone. One of the missteps I made was using someone I knew, because I wanted to help them out and it was less expensive, but they really didn’t have the skills.
As a teaching moment, less expensive and familiar is not always the right direction. However, I didn’t give up because my passion motivated me to be persistent. Ultimately, I hired a firm and finally I was on the right track.
Within your action plan set realistic goals. As I began working on my new website I thought I could have everything done in just a few months. As it turned out from the beginning until release of my site took about one year! During the building of the site I worked on providing content for the site, recording Podcasts, writing Blogs while still traveling and working with others.
I had to be persistent for each next step of action in order to complete my goal for 2017. And I had to be willing to adjust the action plan, the budget and the timeline in order to complete it. All my hard work is paying off because now I am able to help people find and Unleash their Champion from within — all across the globe!
1) Develop your action by mapping out the necessary steps.
2) Set a realistic timeline for each step.
3) Be willing to make adjustments to your action plan.
If you have not taken the Quiz to discover where you are in your journey as a Champion, go to my site. It is on the front page; there you can sign up for my updates, too.
Step 3: Build on Your Successes
The last step is to build on your successes by tracking what works and what doesn’t work. By tracking, it carries a two-fold purpose.
First, tracking your success keeps you motivated and confirms you are on the right path.
Second, tracking what isn’t working will help you fine-tune your plan. The tracking will help you zero in on what will create success for your plan.
Let’s wrap up today with a little inspiration.
You can accomplish all that you set your mind to as long as there is a burning passion to do it! We are resilient people. No matter what you have faced, there is still passion and purpose stirring inside of you.
I end with this story from The Oprah Show.
NBA player, Caron Butler’s road to success was not an easy one. Growing up on the streets of Racine, Wisconsin, Caron was arrested 15 times before the age of 15. “My role models back then were pimps [and] drug dealers,” Caron told Oprah in 2005. It wasn’t until he found himself in a maximum-security detention center that he discovered his love for basketball—and the hope that it provided. His true turning point occurred while he was locked in solitary confinement for two weeks. “I remember writing my mother letters, so many letters, telling her how much I loved her and if I was to get out, I would never, ever hurt her again. It was from this moment I knew that I could do anything in life.”
After his time in prison, Caron took big steps to change his life. He returned to high school and joined the basketball team. His success there landed him a basketball scholarship with the University of Connecticut, and he quickly became one of the team’s star players.
Playing career: 2002–present
NBA draft: 2002 / Round: 1 / Pick: 10th overall
College: Connecticut (2000–2002)
Today, Caron has a successful career in the NBA and is living the life he always dreamed of!
That can be you! Living the life you dreamed about!!!
Start today and make 2018 the beginning of living your dream and experiencing your passion!
I would love to help you set the standard for your life by making 2018 your breakthrough year. If you need some help processing through any of these elements fill out the Connection Form and we will begin the conversation. I look forward to assisting you in your journey in connecting to your best!
Remember, you are the best investment you can make!