[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/6″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_single_image image=”624″ img_size=”large” alignment=”center” css_animation=”top-to-bottom”][vc_column_text]At the start of every New Year everyone has a whole list of resolutions and goals that they want to achieve, and people are genuinely fired up about making things happen. But now that we’re more than half way through the year, how many of you have given up on some of the things that you wanted to achieve?

Some of you may be well on your way to smashing your sales goals and targets, but there are probably still a lot of you out there wondering how you’re going to achieve what you initially set out to do this year. If you’re that person, then just understand that you’ve got to be willing to put in the work. Success doesn’t just come to the people who sit around waiting for it! You’ve got to actively work on pursuing your goals and targets each and every day. Luckily, you’ve still got enough time to turn this year around! You can achieve anything you want to as long as you execute your plan on a daily basis starting from today!

I coach a lot of people who have struggles with their business and achieving their goals. The business struggles that they have genuinely come down to: “I can’t get the results I’m looking for”, “I can’t get the amount of clients I need”, or “I’m struggling to hit my targets and achieve my initial goal.” Invariably nine times out of ten, you’ll find that the common denominator with these people is that they’re not prepared to put the hard work in, or as much hard work that’s actually needed in order to be successful and achieve the goals that they want.

If you want to build a successful business, be a successful salesperson, or simply achieve the goals that you set out for yourself, then you’re going to have to understand that this requires an enormous amount of hard work. And let’s be clear- an enormous amount of work doesn’t just mean starting an hour early every day. An enormous amount of work requires sacrifice. This means that you won’t be able to go home and watch television after work, and it also means that you can’t take weekends off to relax. In order to be successful in today’s business age, you’re going to have to commit your life to eating, sleeping, drinking, and thinking work.

And this doesn’t mean that you can relax when you experience your first bout of success either. Real success won’t have staying power unless you do. The trick to my success over the years was that every time I achieved a goal, I was even more committed to working harder to achieve even more goals. I’ve always wanted to be the best, and if you want to stay on top then you’ve got to keep ahead of your competition at all times. Perhaps this is also why I wake up at 4:30am every morning. Whilst others are sleeping, I’m making things happen. The more I accomplish, the more I want to accomplish. Let’s get one thing straight- it’s not work that leads to burnout, it’s doing things that you don’t love that will lead to burnout. That’s why it’s important to do what you love. If you enjoy what you do, then work won’t always feel like work, and you won’t mind working overtime.

Some of you might not think that this is realistic or possible (to work more than what is expected of you), but if you really want to be successful then things like holidays, and resting should be secondary to you. Those things will come later, but right now what do you want more- to laze around on a beach doing nothing? Or to be financially set for life?

When I commit to a new project, I’m prepared to work morning, noon, and night, seven days a week. Most people take more holidays in a year, than I’ve taken in five years. But I don’t miss holidays, because I’m committed to my craft and I’m getting my finances to where I want them to be, so that I can live life on my terms. And even though not everything should be about the money, it is an incredibly liberating feeling to be able to not have to worry about such things. You too can get to this point- if you’re prepared to work for it.

If you’re only prepared to work from nine until five, for five days a week then you’re not going to get to where you want to be, and you’re not going to achieve the goals that you’ve set out for yourself. If you truly want success, then you’ve got to be dedicated, motivated, persistent, and above all else- incredibly hard working! And so if you’re up for the challenge, then you can still make this year the best and most successful year of your life!

Tips for staying focused on achieving your goals:

  1. Relook at your initial goal list for 2018- You may have veered off a bit, but it’s time to refocus your energy on all the things that you were going to do this year. If you haven’t made any progress with your goals then ask yourself why. Remember why these goals were important to you, and if they’re still important to you then formulate a new action plan on how you’re going to achieve them.
  2. Forget about the things that don’t matter- If there are things taking up your time and preventing you from achieving your goals then re-shift your priorities! If these time-wasting activities aren’t serving you positively then cut them out of your life and move along.
  3. Speak about your future successes- Visualise your success. Speak about it. The more you can see yourself achieving your goals, the easier they will be to achieve.

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