Ever Wonder Why We Keep On Doing The Same Things Over & Over?
Have you ever decided to change your results and before you knew it, you were back in your old routines? Does this sound familiar? How about your New Year’s Resolution? How is that going for you so far this year?
It’s the second week in February and if you are like most people, you haven’t changed your habits, so your New Year’s Resolutions are not really proceeding as planned, yes? Be honest with yourself because it’s still early and we can still change to make our 2011, Your Best Year Ever!
Do You Know Why We Do What We Do?
We all tend to do the things that make us feel good everyday. Yes, there are things we do just because we feel we have to, like a job or school, however, we know there is a reward, so we keep on doing it day in and day out. Now when we decide to change our results, we are changing our daily routine, and this can become very uncomfortable. For example, we may want to start our own home based business which would require extra hours of learning and work each day. Initially, it’s exciting and we are willing to put in the extra hours, however, if we do not experience “success”, then the price (extra hours) may not be worth the promise (extra income), unless we understand “why we do what we do”.
When I started my home based network marketing business, I woke up at 3 am to work my business before I went to my job. It wasn’t easy, however, I knew that if I focused and was willing to “practice” (the price), I would become skilled and succeed. Then I could be home with my son everyday full-time (the promise). It was very difficult and I was terrible at it! I got so much rejection in the beginning because I had “zero skill”! I had never done anything like this in my life! “Was I crazy?”, I used to think to myself. Fortunately, my mentor told me about the law of averages. He said “Kellie, you just have to be willing to do the numbers. Eventually, someone will say yes”. And he was right, someone finally did say “yes” and then I was so happy! My mentors congratulated me like crazy and I felt good. Then, I wanted to do it again, and again, and again! Every time I had success, I would be congratulated! Pretty soon, I was getting promoted! Wow, that felt incredible! Then I wanted to get promoted again and again!
Addicted To Feeling Good
When learning a new skill, we all must be willing to “do whatever it takes” to “become valuable to the marketplace”. When we make a decision to change our income, or make a FT income from our home based business, we must master the skills it takes to earn the income we set as our goal. Once we are willing to do “whatever it takes”, then “practicing” your new skill becomes quite simple because we are “practicing” to become a master. If our goal is to shoot 10 basketballs in the hoop each day, then it doesn’t matter how many basketballs missed the hoop, nor should it matter how long it took us to get the 10 basketballs in the hoop. The only thing that matters is that at the end of the day, we got 10 basketballs in the hoop! Once we focus on our success, we will want to do it everyday! And if we work with a team, our team will congratulate us everyday! No one will ask how many basketballs we missed because the Focus is on the 10 basketballs we successfully got in the hoop each day! Now, we’re addicted to Success and we will always Succeed! That’s the formula!
Here’s Kellie giving us some personal insight:
Put The Success Formula To Work For You
Now that we understand why we do what we do, all we have to do is follow the roadmap to ensure that 2011 will be our Best Year Ever. Then, we must be willing to “do whatever it takes” to become skilled and valuable in our chosen field. And last, always remember what Jim Rohn said, “We must all suffer from one of two pains: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret. The difference is discipline weighs ounces while regret weighs tons.”
We’d love to hear how your year has started out and whether you have taken the steps to make your New Year’s Resolutions come true in 2011. Please leave us a comment and if you have any questions, feel free to ask them openly. May we ask you to click the “f share” button at the top of the article to share on Facebook or “retweet” this on Twitter?