If you’re going to take a risk, what you’re really talking about is you’re choosing new goals. There are eight components to effective goal-setting.
1. Goals Must Be Concrete
The first aspect of setting effective goals to set off this risk-chain process is that the goal you’re going to set must be concrete. In other words, you must be able to see actual results from it whether it’s making an emotional change, a business change, or an interpersonal change. It must be tangible. You must be able to see and experience that change. Read more »
To risk implies taking action. Of course you could just sit there and do nothing, but you’re not going to get anything different from your past. Deciding to take a risk is at times very tough to do. To take a risk means you must admit that something in your life presently is dissatisfying. You have to admit you want something better. You have to admit that it’s time to make a change. Read more »
If you’re talking about taking a risk, you’re talking about change.
People tend to resist change because of a few things. 1) lacking knowledge or skill to do something new or something different than they’re now doing, 2) discomfort with new things or doing things differently than they currently are, 3) physical or resource restrictions – not enough time, people, money, energy, fear of what’s confronting them or what’s coming up in front of them, or 4) projecting negative past or future events, predicting that things are not going to go the way they want. Read more »
“What are you willing to give up?” With every change there is loss.
What are you willing to give up to have whatever you desire, whether that’s a better relationship, more money, your own business, a change of business, living in a different location, having a family, taking more time than you normally take for yourself, what are you willing to give up to have that? Because for everything you get, there is a tradeoff. You have to let go of something else.
Risking means being willing to let go of things. Not taking a risk is the surest way of losing. If you keep doing exactly what you’re doing and you don’t take risks, you can’t move beyond where you are today. Read more »
If your life is ever to get better you have to be taking risks. Without a risk there’s no change. Without change you can’t achieve the exceptional level of life you deserve. Taking risks is crucial to exceeding where you’ve gotten so far. Most people know little about how to risk and so they become inhibited by fear right at the moment they need to take action.
Today is not a rehearsal. Every day is the Olympics–not the tryouts. So make today the day you fully go for the gold. Read more »
Part of breaking out of these unconscious patterns that get in your way is living with intention. This means you need to have goals. You need to have things you are doing to move you in a direction.
Aspects of Life
There are six primary components to every life and they need to have at least some balance. Now there are times when you have to really spend more time focused on your job, your career, and your finances. There are other times when you need to focus more on your family. Perhaps there are times when your physiology really needs some work. But we need to have more balance. You have to be doing some of all six all the time.
Physical & Health
The six primary areas of your life are first, your physical and your health. It’s your body, it’s your nutrition, it’s how you take care of your physical self. What are you doing to improve it?
The third thing that Einstein said we need to remember to do is instead of worrying about ingratitude shown by another, just let it roll off.
Quite often, people don’t ever say thank you for services you render. You help someone out and they just assume that it’s a good thing you did because you love them so much and they don’t really owe you anything, even a thank you.
So don’t be concerned about people’s ingratitude. Unfortunately many people are just that way. If they say thank you, that’s great, but if they don’t, don’t let it bother you. Instead, remember to just feel your inner satisfaction for giving.