Nothing becomes dynamic until it becomes specific
“Nothing becomes dynamic until it becomes specific“…….. I am not sure whether Dani Johnson, a self-made multi-millionaire coined the phrase or whether she’s quoting someone else, but either way, I heard it first from her. What does it really means?
Everyone has goals in their life that they want to achieve. The most common ones are: 1) improving their health, 2) advancing in a career and earning higher income, and of course 3) finding love.
Let’s take an example regarding careers. It’s easy to say that you want to double your income and hit the 6 figure income mark. But ask yourself this – when do you want to achieve it? Or better yet, ask yourself, HOW are you going to achieve that?
On Brian Tracy’s ‘Goals’, he mentioned that when deciding on a goal, have the 3 P’s in mind? – positive, present, and personal. So, regarding that same goal, your statement should be “I am making $100,000/yr in 24 months“.
With a specific goal set, you now would know what you need to do in order to get it done. Setting a deadline for any of your goals is a must. Without a deadline, you’re less likely to be proactive in working towards your goal. So what if you fail to meet the deadline…. then set a new deadline to keep yourself on track. But don’t just give up. Ever.
Your mind will start to tinker and brainstorm for ideas on how you can achieve your goal once it becomes specific, and with a deadline. To double your income in just 2 years, you need to start thinking of what you can do to reach that goal: a) putting in more hours at work? b) getting more education so that you’re more skilled and can handle more responsibilities? c) or perhaps, find a side business? You’ll start thinking of how much time in a day that you can put into achieving your goals.
Based on my own experience and from talking to others, I’ve found that most people have an average of 2 free hours a day; if you cut down the hours that you wasted on hitting the bars, watching TV, yapping with co-workers at break room, etc, you’d notice and find this ‘free’ time.
And guess what? You can apply the same concept with your fitness goals. If you want to lose 30 lbs for your next vacation during the summer, you know that you have just over 6 months to achieve that goal, which is really quite doable. Start brainstorming on ways to achieve a healthy diet, workout routines, and the time you need to put into your workouts.
Don’t be afraid to dream big. With big dreams, come big accomplishments. Just do more than expected, or work more than you get paid for. With that attitude, anything is possible.