When pondering new goals most think only about what needs to be done to accomplish them.
Our eyes 👀 and ears 👂🏼 search for the right strategy, skills and resources.
And though acquiring knowledge and assistance is important, I’m now realizing there is a more critical part.
Becoming who you need to be
You see, your identity is a powerful factor.
For if you learn new skills but think and act in the old way, your behavior will return back to fit the old / the comfortable / the familiar.
So you need to ask yourself…
“what kind of person do I need to be to achieve on this new level”
“how must I think and act so that my comfort level can handle new pressures?”
Let me tell you something personal…
When I think back to the rise and fall of my SEO business from 2010–2013… I now see the problem in a new light 🔦.
I use to tell the story that I burnt out or didn't like the stress of managing the growth…
I would blame the incoming lawsuits or Google’s algorithm changes Penguin and Panda.
…but today I know better.
My identity didn't advance to or exceed the level that my business was at.
That’s the real story.
Though I never saw it before.
So now as I make plans for 2018, I’m auditing my thinking and believing…
Not just for 2018’s goals, but the man I need to become for my 2030 goals!!
If I want to coach, pastor or create content that empowers millions, I must be the person who can handle pressure, popularity, PR, positives or negatives that may comes with it.
But what about you…
Who do you need to be?
Create a Great Day!
…And Happy Thanksgiving!