What It Really Takes To Crush Your goals

October 15, 2018

There is one question I hear over and over again

"How can I start crushing my goals starting TODAY?"

My guess is since you were enticed by the title of this post, you've probably wrestled with this question too. I know you think about crushing your goals every day and maybe you've been told that you need a great amount of self-discipline or focus to achieve results, but that's not true.

So What is Stopping You? 

The answer to this is simple. You are. What is inside of you is what determines what comes out of you. Jesus said it this way, "it's not what goes into the body that defiles it, it's what comes out of it". Of course, he was also talking about spiritual things however, we can't ignore the practical application we get from this. What is in you is what you will produce. 

This is similar to the idea that what you think about is reflected in how you behave. If you believe in yourself then you will achieve anything you want. If you believe in your goals, your mission, and your purpose, you'll change the world and your community around you. What you believe determines your actions. 

"What is inside of you determines your character and ultimately decides your future."
- Tee Forever

So, Let's Get Real!

I have a lot of people reach out to me for help, advice, and practical tips on how to achieve their goals. If I had to put a number on it I would estimate I get anywhere between 10-20 messages a day from people just like you, seeking a way to make their dreams come true. Despite that, I know only a small amount of the people who contact me will actually apply the advice they've been given. How do I know this? Science.

Research proves that only 8% of people actually crush their goals. That means only 8% of people buckle down and engage with their goals long enough to get results. The remaining 92% either continue struggling or give up and never experience their dreams.

Think about this, most people in North America have access to unlimited information and resources. Anything we want to achieve is a simple online search away. We have tons of blogs, articles, videos, and books that guide us through how to go from where we are to where we want to be. Still, only 8% of people apply the knowledge they have to achieve their goal.

Why Do Only 8% of People Crush Their Goal(s)? 

I knew that finding the answer and understanding this issue would revolutionize how I coach and support my clients so 
I spent time studying, critically thinking, researching and analyzing WHY such a small percentage of people attain the exact results they want in life while the majority struggles.

Here are 3 simple truths I found:

1. Vision (a proven step-by-step strategy)
2. Accountability (mentor, coach, group)
3. Support (community)

Vision is the foundation of every great achievement and the power source behind getting results you can build on. Having a clear picture of where you're going and how you're going to get there (a step-by-step strategy) makes it easier to resist the temptation of giving into temporary pleasures that are really just distractions, overcome roadblocks, and preserve through storms and challenges in your daily life.

Accountability ensures that you live with integrity and follow through on the promises you make to yourself to crush your goal(s). Solomon said "two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. If one falls, the other can reach out and help but someone who falls alone is in real trouble". We are 76.7% more likely to achieve our goals when we have accountability.

Support comes from being around like-minded people. You can find it in friendships, community, mentorship, training, and so on. With the right people around you, pushing and challenging you to advance to your next level it will be a lot easier for you to navigate through daily distractions and soar from one success to the next. 

'There is no such thing as a "self-made" man. We are made up of thousands of others. Everyone who has ever done a kind deed for us, or spoken one word of encouragement to us has entered into the make-up of our character and of our thoughts, as well as our success." (Click to tweet)

- George Matthew Adams

If your goal-getting strategy doesn't include all 3 of these principles you will not crush major, long-term goals. These 3 essentials are the core of goal crushing. Without them, you will struggle to keep your goals front of mind and waver in your commitment to pursuing them. With them, you will stay motivated and highly focused, take action every day to make your dreams a reality and maximize your time so that a busy schedule will not deter you from achieving your long-term goals.

Stop compromising and start pursuing your goals! My friend, your time has come to stop dreaming and start doing!

Until next time, xoxo!

Theresa Forever

Founder, 6 Weeks 1 Goal

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