How To Accomplish Any Goal [Blog]
We are inundated with thousands of marketing advertisements promising short term gain for virtually no short term pain or discomfort.
"Lose sixty pounds in sixty minutes."
" How to get out of debt in as little as three days."
" Learn seven foreign languages in a week."
Ok maybe I'm exaggerating a little (Or a lot)
My point is that any goal worth pursuing involves two things:
Time and Consistency.
In between the two are the mundane steps necessary to reach the end goal.
The secret sauce of success is hidden in the mundane. It's boring to exercise every day. It's boring to eat right. It's boring to budget rather than spend money on whatever you want.
Mundane: lacking interest or excitement; dull.
The mundane is not sexy, it's not flashy, but it's the consistent behavior day after day after day…that leads to what appears to be an overnight success.
What people see is an Instagram post of the person thirty pounds lighter. What they miss is the hard work, day in and day out that lead up to the weight loss.
To master the mundane, the accomplishment of the end goal has to be stronger than the short term sacrifice of the mundane.
What do you want to accomplish? What is the end goal worth to you? Is it worth the sacrifice of the short term mundane? The choice is yours.
Successful goals is rarely fast and woven into the mundane are setbacks and disappointment. We need to be able to see long term. It may take you longer than your co-worker to lose thirty pounds. It may take you longer than you anticipated to get out of debt.
But what will it feel like when you do?
The end goal in one area is the beginning of living a life of conquering the other areas of life where you want to see change.
The mundane never goes away. But, after you accomplish one goal, you will have even greater confidence to move into another area of your life and follow through until you see results.
Remember, you accomplish your goals when you consistently do the same correct mundane things over and over when you don't want to.
It's not easy, but it's worth it.
Question: What mundane thing can you start doing today to move you closer to your goals?