In January, you get a lot of posts with tips about how to make the new year awesome.
A lot of those posts are garbage. Really, they are.
If you’re actually practicing being a conscious and growth-focused entrepreneur, you shouldn’t be waiting for some socially acceptable milestone to inspire yourself to become better than you are. You have to be continually igniting that flame from within, regardless of what the calendar date is.
So, how do you do that? By doing what scares you the most.
I’m serious. You see, usually, the “right” thing to do is the one action that really scares the shit out of you.
Once you know what that is in terms of your business (or maybe your life), go do it.
And I don’t mean do it all half-assed and crazy–you’ve got to do a think before you act, spend a small amount of time planning, and then move on that plan right away.
It’s not about being unfocused…
I’m not saying do scary shit for the hell of it. That would be asinine and lead you down a path of self-destruction and maybe hurt others, too.
What I am saying you should do is stop playing it safe in life and in business.
Think of all of the things you want to do in your business right now and instead of listing all of the roadblocks to achieving what you want, I challenge you to think of the reasons why right now is as good a time as any to make those goals a reality.
This is important: Don’t think about why this or that won’t work. Just sit down and figure out how it will because you’re finally 100% committed to making it happen.
It’s hard and it might hurt. But it’s a challenge in locating the silver-lining, and you will always use this tool as an entrepreneur if you haven’t already.
It takes a muscle…
Tips are good. But those ones that roll around every new year just don’t help because they let your brain and your focus atrophy the rest of the year.
That’s why you have to turn the exercise I outlined above into a habit.
You wake up every morning, you brush your teeth, shave, whatever–make this kind of self-assessment part of your daily routine. In the process of doing so, you’ll grow your business faster and more authentically than you thought possible.
Resolve to scare yourself each day. This is way better than a new year’s resolution.
P.S. My friend, Stanford Professor, Dr. BJ Fogg has a very simple new free program called “3 Tiny Habits” that can help you create new behaviors in your life. Check it out at http://tinyhabits.com/