If something is worth doing, it’s worth doing well.
One of the nice things about the New Year is that it’s a great way to evaluate yourself and keep score. Take a moment to think about where you were this time last year. Are you in the same place? Was there forward movement or backward movement? Are you on track to reach your goals for next year? Do you have goals for 2018? Andrew asked all of these questions last week in Are You Ready for Success in 2018, but now let’s dig deeper.
Making big commitments can be scary. Wherever you have great opportunities you will find struggles. New goals aren’t always comfortable. They stretch us and make us better people. It’s time to get out of our comfort zones, to grow, and to become better people in the process.
Is there something that has been on your heart for awhile? A dream or a goal?
What’s keeping you from pursuing it?
It’s scary to let go of the normality of where you are. It’s uncomfortable to shake up the normal and go for something else. There is always risk of failure.
The amount that you grow is related to how uncomfortable you allow yourself to get. You must let go. You must allow yourself to place your trust in something new, whether that is in yourself or in a process. Discomfort caused by fear is a signal that growth is possible.
Refusing to get uncomfortable is a refusal to grow.
When you are first building a business, you must invest in yourself and in your business. You must dig deep and learn all that you can, investing time and money into your commitments.
Successful people are committed to being successful. What are you committed to? Are you fully invested in your dreams, or are you still standing on the sidelines wondering why you are still where you were at a year ago?
Stop standing there. Take a leap of faith. Embrace discomfort and start growing today.