Sales Motivation: Trade Your New Year Resolutions For Your Life Purpose This is the time of year when everyone starts looking forward to hopeful ideas and making resolutions about the New Year. How many times are you going to do this to yourself before you understand that New Years, new weeks, new days and any other resolutions don’t work? Trade in your New Year resolutions for losing weight, making more money, or spending more time with your family for some massive goals that are in line with your purpose and will forever change your life.
You have tried the resolution path only to be disappointed year after year due to an inability to stay committed. There is nothing wrong with you—there is something wrong with the resolution. This year try setting goals so big and so worthy that you are unable to sleep
, so exciting you aren’t hungry and so unbelievable others think you are crazy! This year, reset for a new life, not just a new year. Have goals so inspiring that you are willing to give up other things you once found entertaining. At the age of 50 I realized I had been setting goals that were simply too small—too average.
The major reason most people are not creating the life they want is because they aren’t creating the life they want. The goals they have set for themselves aren’t their own goals; they are someone else’s. No wonder they don’t follow them up with any energy.
Billionaire Mark Cuban says, “The only thing any entrepreneur, salesperson, or anyone in any position can control is their effort.”
The only explanation for people not applying the right amount of effort is because their goals are too small. When you are excited, you use effort and energy. You only fail in life or business when you quit, and you only come up short when you don’t exert the right amount of energy.
Your mom told you to be practical. Your dad told you to set attainable goals. Your teachers, excluding the exceptional one or two, enforced mundane orders of classroom conformity. This leaves the average American living from paycheck to paycheck. 81% of the American workforce is dissatisfied with their jobs and 65% of retiring individuals have less than $30,000 in retirement. Your parents, teachers and peers were wrong and the New Years resolutions have never worked. Trade in your resolutions for goals that are unreasonable
, unattainable and that stretch you beyond average and ordinary. Take a few minutes and ask yourself these questions:
- What thing have you always been passionate about and willing to do for no pay?
- What would you be willing to travel across the state in order to talk to someone about?
- Will your friends label you “crazy” for the pursuit of this goal?
Find that thing that you are obsessed with and then make that your life purpose, not just a simple resolution. Every extraordinary person you know was an ordinary person that became obsessed with some crazy, greater, unachievable goal—and refused to let go of it. That can be you.
Edison, Ford, Jobs and Disney merely refused to conform. They became obsessed with making the impossible possible. The ‘greats’ did not stumble onto greatness, they simply refused to just go to work every day.
Most will think this advice is ridiculous because we are taught to be careful, not dangerous—to conform, not break out—and to find balance rather than be obsessed. Why set a goal that is likely unattainable? Because failing to attain a ridiculous dream is 10X better than living a simple existence
Look around and you will see men and women plagued by depression, no sense of purpose, barely getting by, with only enough money to cover basic needs, as if they are sitting in the classroom waiting for their teacher to let them out of class. Masses of people are apathetic, bored, lulled into a sense of nothingness; easily distracted by bad news, gossip and drama.
This is not the time for resolutions, small thinking, or to seek approval from your peers. Take this time to reset your life with massive goals that are consistent with the hidden potential you have been denying yourself. Great people do great things; not because they are great, but because they refuse to be average.
Regardless of your story there is a greater potential in you. The greatest grief of your life will not be the loss of family members, friends or loved ones, but the loss of your own purpose.
Trade in your resolutions right now for massive life goals that will make the world immediately label you crazy—and then persist in the pursuit of those goals until the same people call you a genius.
You will be scared, you will be disappointed, and you will be labeled crazy, but you will be alive in the pursuit of living a great life!