3 Steps To Crush It in 2021.
“The only impossible journey is the one you never begin.” – Tony Robbins.
Without a doubt, 2020 has been a challenging year for many of us. I am yet to come across anyone who has been left completely unscathed, or without having their life impacted in some way.
However, with adversity there comes opportunity. Some of the greatest businesses we know today (IBM, General Motors, HP, Hyatt, Fedex to name a few), were born during a recession or other tumultuous circumstance.
2020 could be the year that destroyed you, or the year that made you. I don’t know about you, but I am striving for the latter.
There is less than one quarter of 2020 left. How are you going to use this time? Are you just going to ride off the rest of this year? Or will you start carefully planning, preparing and taking massive action?
There are 3 steps you can take now to crush it in 2021.
1. FACE YOUR FEARS
- Graduate from University.
- Enter the workforce.
- Begin the treacherous journey of climbing the corporate ladder on your own.
The problem with this approach, was that I quickly learned the artificial limitations I had placed on myself since childhood, which became the habits of my norm.
I recognised the self-limiting beliefs that we place upon ourselves every day are common. In fact, Neuroscientific studies have revealed that at least 95% of our thoughts and decisions originate at the subconscious level of the mind. This means that our growth, potential and ability to live out our true purpose in life are often sabotaged, without us even being consciously aware of it.
Start by recognising what your 3 top limiting self beliefs are. What are you afraid of? Not being liked? Not being good enough? Are you afraid of failure? I work through this process with my coaching clients, and to see their breakthroughs and transformations when they learn to overcome their fears is truly remarkable. Learn to feel the fear and do it anyway.
2. BUILD YOUR CAPABILITIES
Building your capabilities is necessary if you want to do something extraordinary. Self-education and the personal development industry is booming. In fact, there has never been a better time in all of history to access resources, tools and information.
What are the top 3 skills or capabilities you need to get to in order to achieve your goals? To help get you thinking, start by writing out a list of the top 10 skills that you think are necessary for you to develop. For example:
- Public speaking.
- Video presenting.
- Personal branding.
- Writing skills.
- Graphic design.
- Web development.
- Technical skills, such as learning a new system or program.
- Writing code.
Once you have listed your 10 skills, then choose the top 2-3 needle-moving skills that will create the greatest impact.
Your job is to then focus on developing these skills between now and the end of the year. Sign up for a course, find a coach, read a book or do something today that will help you close the gap between where you are now, and where you need to be.
3. TAKE MASSIVE ACTION
What is the biggest determining factor between those who achieve their goals and those who don’t? Taking massive action. Those who constantly sit on the sidelines waiting for the perfect opportunity to arise, will be waiting for ever.
News flash: There is NO perfect time to start.
The only time you have to start is right now. Not tomorrow, not next month, not on 01 January 2021. Now.
If you are serious about reaching your goals and achieving greatness, you have to take massive action.
If you start working towards your goals and building your capabilities now, you will be in a completely different position to those who wait for 01 January 2021 to roll around. Don’t undersestimate how much you can accomplish in this last quarter of 2020, if you stay focused, work really hard and take massive action.
STEPS TO TAKE NOW TO CRUSH IT IN 2020
What are the steps you are going to take now to crush it in 2020? List them in the comments below and make a decision to commit today!