Have you ever been a part of a live performance? Maybe it was a play, talk, concert, etc.? Remember how the date was set and everyone committed to putting on the show? And remember how it all came together in the end despite obstacles?
Something magical happens when we have an exciting vision, create a deadline and commit to it. We are pulled by the vision and become really focused. In that heightened state all becomes possible. We have greater access to what we need in any moment and the stamina to keep going.
As we head towards the New Year, people are coming up with resolutions and goals for 2020. 2020 is being labelled as the year of perfect vision. But most won’t make the changes they want to make and will have forgotten about their goals within the first quarter of the year. Why does this happen? It’s because we don’t give ourselves a clear and powerful vision, one we can truly commit to. When we’re committed we’ll persist through all the obstacles. And if we add a deadline, we become super focused.
A vision is bigger than a goal. Visions are embodied by achieving small, doable goals. Writing a book is a goal. The vision might be to be to help thousands of people and make the world a better place. Writing a book is just one goal to help you embody the vision of helping others.
Discover Your Vision
Ask yourself what it is you really want. Once you know that, ask yourself if you believe you can have it. We fall short on our New Year’s resolutions because we often don’t believe they’re possible.
When we don’t believe, our job is to work with our thoughts and feelings about why we don’t believe. Once we build up our belief and feel confident, we can take action. Our actions towards our goals need to have certainty behind them or they won’t be powerful enough to get us and keep us motivated.
The power of the deadline is in how it helps you zoom in on the essentials. With focus, you use time more wisely, take timely action and get things done. Just remember to have a deadline that is challenging but not impossible.
Most change takes time and requires us to fail as we learn, which means we get impatient with the process. We haven’t been taught that failure is simply part of achieving goals. As you work towards your goals, learn to fail forward. Fail, learn from it, and then move on.
Commitment is the ability to never give up. I say ability because it’s something you can learn. Change is challenging, but it’s less so if we understand how it comes about and if we check our thoughts and feelings. Last week’s blog How to Use the Power of Commitment to Get the Writing Done will show you how to really use commitment to get results.
Are you ready for 2020? Don’t wait until January to begin. Get a head start on your writing vision for 2020 now. If you’re not already signed up for The Write Magic Newsletter, you can do so here and receive access to the blog and other free resources to help you get the writing done.
Even better, contact me to learn more about how you can turn your resolution into results through coaching. Don’t let 2020 pass you by. Make it your year to finally find your voice and/or get the writing done. It is possible to be the writer you have always dreamed of being.