Here are the two things you have to stop doing:
Stop being so vague about what you want to do this year and instead, get very specific.
You know how every performance coach in the world says you have to write down your goals, except you don’t?
Why do you think that is? Hint: It’s not because you are an entrepreneurial badass who is smarter than everyone else and therefore the usual rules don’t apply to you. More likely, the reason you don’t write down your goals is because you are hiding from accomplishing them. You probably don’t agree, but all your friends do.
Obviously, if you are vague about what you are trying to accomplish, then it’s hard to feel like a failure if you get nothing done.
Second, quit goofing around.
When you don’t have a list, you can more easily dither all your time away, like going to meetings, talking to “a guy about something.” When was the last time you shipped? “Shipped” is the word we use at work for getting things done. Without finish, until your work is done and shipped either out the door or online or by phone, all your effort is meaningless.
So when did you last ship?
When you have a purpose and a list, you have no excuses.
A lot of people are going to work really hard this year avoiding their purpose. They won’t see it as avoiding; they’ll see it as being busy. But they’ll be wrong. Just like last year.
You can have a purpose and work towards it, or you can spend all year avoiding it.
Either way, it’s hard work.
You don’t know where to start?
Right here. [email protected]
When you are stuck, the first question to ask is, “Who can I talk to?”