As the end of the year fast approaches it’s time to look back and see whether we’ve reached our goals for 2014. If you’ve fallen short this year don’t despair. Take an objective look at what went wrong and go about fixing it for 2015?
My goal for 2014 was to be in full-time marketing by the end of the year. I’ve fallen far short of this dream and had many, many setbacks along the way. Just to name a few, my YouTube channel that I had worked 9 months on had monetization disabled. This was not related to YT at all but another site I purchased from someone for $1400. Apparently the guy I bought the site from was buying traffic on the side and Google didn’t like this. I had only had the site for a few weeks and had no idea this was going on. Don’t do business directly with Google. Lesson learned!
I also had a break in and most of my important things taken including my laptop, wallet, all my cards, keys and my car! It was a tough year and trying to get ahead felt like trying to swim upstream.
I’ve been learning a lot about business and success in the process from the likes of Donald Trump in ‘How to Get Rich’ and Napoleon Hill in ‘Think and Grow Rich’.
Staying Motivated: One thing Donald Trump mentions in his book is the importance of staying motivated throughout the day. He has a hectic schedule and gets an incredible amount of work done each day but also has time to reflect and spend time with his family.
Success takes persistence and focus. If you lose your focus after a few hours of work then building the business you dream of is going to take much longer to achieve. Remind yourself when you start to fade why you’re doing this. Visualize in your mind the success that you want to see and how it will make you feel. Keep your thoughts positive. This will help you to believe that your goals can be achieved so that you will act on making them become a reality.
One thing that keeps me motivated is the belief that I have the ability to achieve my dreams. It’s part of the Self Confidence Formula by Napoleon Hill and I’ll write out the statement below. I think about this every day, especially when I feel tired, frustrated, angry or just like giving up. Say this to yourself every day until you really believe deep in your soul.
“I believe that I have the ability to achieve the object of my definite purpose in life. Therefore I demand of myself persistent, continuous action toward its attainment. And I here and now promise to render such action.”
2015 is here and it’s time to make a change. If you haven’t experienced the success that you dreamed of then make this the year! You can do it. Dream your goals into reality and start acting as if they have already come true. There is no room for failure. There is no space for defeat. This is your time and YOU have the ability to achieve your purpose in life!