by Adam Khoo
“Make More Money“, ” Lose Weight”, “Be Nicer to Other People”, “Spend More Time With My Family”, ” Eat More Healthily”, ‘Start a Business ” etc…
Every year, people make a fresh start and make “resolutions. Have you wondered how many people actually work on, let alone achieve their resolutions?
After coaching and training over 560,000 people in 7 countries and reading hundreds of emails a month, I can tell you that more than 90% of people never achieve their goals and make the changes they want in their life. So, if you have experienced this in the past, you are not alone.
So, why do so many people fail at keeping their resolutions, achieving goals like “Make More Money” and making the changes they want in life? Here are three main reasons
Reason #1: You Can’t Make More Money If You Have Vague, Unspecific Goals
Solution: Get Clear on What You Want
The goals people set are often vague and non-specific. They set goals like ” to lose weigh”‘ or “to make more money.”
When you are vague, you will never get what you want.
It is often said that CLARITY IS POWER. You need to set specific, measurable outcomes so your mind knows exactly what to do and what needs to be done to get it.
For example, set goals like “to lose 10kg in 90 days and to weigh exactly ____.”
When you are specific, you can then develop a plan on how many calories to consume a meal and how many hours you need to work out on a treadmill to burn ‘X’ calories per day.
Instead of the Vague “Make More Money:”
When you set a clear goal like ‘to increase my income from $4,000month to $$10,000 a month in 5 months, you are clear that you have to build an extra income stream (s) of $6,000. You can possible develop a plan to earn an extra $2,000 from Internet marketing/ads from blogs, another $2,000 from trading FOREX and another $2,000 from doing part-time commissioned sales/tuition.
Reason #2: You Can’t Make More Money If You Have A Lack of Consistent Focus
Solution: Focus on What You Want Daily
The second reason many people don’t get what they want is because they write a goal down, put it aside and forget about it until a year later. In the meantime, they get distracted and caught up with the daily struggles and demands of life.
What has really helped me is that I write my goals down on large pieces of Poster sized paper and stick it near my workstation, in my bedroom and in my office. I even design my goals onto my computer desktop wallpaper. This way, the goals are constantly IN MY FACE and ON MY MIND 18 hours a day. This makes me constantly remind myself to move towards my goals and to act in a way which I want.
Reason #3: You Can’t Make More Money If You Have Interest But Not Commitment
Solution: Make a PUBLIC Commitment
Let’s face it. Many of us think of goals we would LIKE to achieve. We think it will be NICE to have. However, often times, it is not a strong COMMITMENT to MUST do it. As human beings, we are also great at breaking promises to ourselves and we start to justify. “I know I said I would lose weight but it’s just too difficult so never mind, Nobody will know anyway” is the common thought.
If you want to make things happen in your life, you have to make goals a COMMITMENT by putting yourself on the line. Make it very hard for you to turn back. What I often do is when I set a goal (e.g. recently I set a goal of writing a book ‘Secrets of Successful Teens’, I make a PUBLIC COMMITMENT by announcing it to my friends, family, facebook, BLOG and pretty much everyone I meet.
When you keep talking and announcing what you must do and change, your brain will give you no choice but to do it. This is a tough thing to do, but IT WORKS. Solution: Take Charge of Your Mind and Take Action
Tell Everyone Your Specific Goal and Plan to Make More Money
The last thing that stops people from success is that they do not take action.
They don’t use their personal power to get the results they want. What stops them from taking action are things like FEAR, PROCRASTINATION, SELF-DOUBT, LAZINESS etc…
You have to understand that you are in control of your own thoughts and emotions, and that you really CAN learn how to control your mind and direct your focus to motivate yourself and break through negative habits and behavioral patterns.
From Sarah: Adam has an incredible personal success story. And he’s got a lot of advice for you. Check out his website and get a better idea of how you can make more money->