Time for a midyear goal check. Do you remember the goals you set for yourself when the year started? Do you remember how it felt like to set those goals and follow through them at the onset? How far have you gone to achieve those goals? Do you think your goals are realistic enough to give you the results you wanted? If you think you haven’t achieved much of what you intended to achieve, it may be time to go back to the reason why you set that goal in the first place. With Mark Yuzuik to guide you, ask yourself these questions and see whether you need to rewrite your goals to get the most results for what remains of the year.
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Midyear Check: Is It Time To Rewrite Your Goals?
I wanted to do something right about in the middle of the year. I want you to ask yourself on January 1st, think back, what goals did you write for yourself? What did you want to accomplish for the New Year? Where are you at? Are you further ahead or do you wish you would have done something different to get more of the results that you wanted? That’s what I want to ask you. Ask yourself these questions. Where are you in your goals and have you accomplished them or did you make excuses? Did you stop following through? Did you stop doing the things you needed to do to get what you wanted to get?
Did you have a side focus, a distraction that you forgot the reasons why you made the goals in the first place? The whole reason to make goals is because we want to make sure that you follow through to get a different result to feel different about what you want. The only reason people set goals at the first of the year is because they want a new result. Ask yourself, what was the new result that you were going for? Was it to be more financially successful, to be more confident, to take a few pounds off? That’s a big one, not to be able to say, “I want to lose a little pounds. I want to get in better shape.”
It’s to be a nonsmoker, to create better relationships, to have more energy. What was some of the goals that you wrote down? I don’t want to know about all of them. I want you to say, what are the goals that you have followed through on and what are some of the ones that maybe you let go by the wayside? If it’s talking about weight, maybe it’s the wayside it went down to and you need to refocus on that because with all the information out there and all the opportunities, believe me, there’s plenty. There’s more information and opportunities for you to get the results that you want in all areas of life, especially when it comes to your health.
We are in a great place right now, so you have no reasons. The only reason you haven’t gotten where you want to be is because you stopped focusing on the reasons why you wanted something. You got busy and not productive because you thought about all the things you had to do to get the results that you want. You liked the way you felt. What happens is when you don’t like the way you feel, you know what you do? You either have to, remember this, change the story so you don’t feel that way or take the action. What did you do? My guess is you may have changed the story a little bit. Why did you change the story? It’s because of what you focused on what you had to do. I want you to think back, think back January 1st, New Year’s Eve or right around that first week, when you sat down and you truly felt that you felt it in your body.
Do you remember how you felt? You were like, “This year, I want to do something different. I want to create a new goal. I want to have something in my lab that’s going to increase the happiness and I’m going to move forward in my life in some way.” How did you feel when you sat down and you were writing them? If it’s truly a goal, if it’s truly something that you wanted, it wasn’t, “I’m going to write this down because at the time, everybody does it.” I’m talking about a real goal, something that you want, an incentive. How did you feel? The reason why you felt a certain way is because you created the reasons why you wanted to do it. The reasons matched up with the feeling and it gave you the motivation.
When you get the motivation, that’s what inspires you. The problem is we get caught up. We start allowing other people and other distractions to influence us. How did you feel when you wrote it down? Ask yourself this. Why did you write it down? What were the reasons why you wrote that specific goal down that you want to accomplish in year 2019? If you could think back, what were you doing? Were you standing up when you were writing it down? Were you excited? Were you excited and you’re putting oxygen into your body? Were you moving your body a certain way? What are the things that you started to do to actually accomplish that goal? What are the actions that you took to start moving forward? You took some actions other than a thought. At least you wrote it down.The only reason you haven't gotten where you want to be is because you stopped focusing on the reasons why you wanted something. Click To Tweet
If you wrote it down, then my guess is you might have even taken some actions maybe for a week or two. What were some of the actions? When you took the actions, were those actions based on you were excited to do it, or you were regretting the fact that, “I’ve got to take these actions now?” What happens is you focus on the accident that you’re taking and you’re regretting the fact that you’re taking the actions. Your subconscious mind is going to go, “We got to do all this work to achieve this goal. Why did we put this goal in it first place?” Your mind it says, “Do we want it? Is that something that we wanted? I don’t know.” You start questioning your actions because you’re not feeling the way you wanted to feel when you started taking the actions.
You focused on the result when you wanted it. Granted you got that, why did it create a result? I created this goal because I want a result. I want to feel different. If I feel different, I’ll get ahead in life. I will make sure that I will condition myself to get ahead. What happened? You started down that goal. You wrote it down, you were excited. You remember the way you felt. You took even some actions on it. You knew why you wanted the goal. You had the reasons why, but something interrupted that pattern. The reason why you didn’t follow through, if indeed you didn’t follow through, is because you focused on what you were doing. Maybe you did too much work. You put too much on your plate. Let’s take, for example, say you want to lose weight.
What did you do? January 1st. “I got a couple of pounds I want to take off. Do you know what I’m going to do? I’m going to commit. I’m going to kick myself and I’m going to feel the way I want to feel. I’m going to get down to the size I want to get down. I’m going to have the energy.” You’re all excited about this. It’s a true goal. It happens for a lot of people out there. Now, this pattern is going to be the same pattern that you run, whether it’s losing weight, being financially successful, creating a healthy relationship, or getting your body in a position where it’s physically fit better. Whatever that is for you, it’s the same pattern. I’m using losing weight because that’s the number one goal people set when they have a new goal for the New Year.
The second goal is they want to make more money financially. This is the same pattern, whether it’s to lose weight or making more money. What happened in that first week or two? What did you do? You wrote down your goal, you felt exactly how you’re going to feel when you imagine you have it. You actually felt good. It’s like, “This is how I’m going to feel when I get there.” You felt the feeling of what it’s going to feel like in the future. You felt it on the time you’re writing your goal down because it was a real goal for you. You started down a path. What do I have to do to get there? I’ve got to change my eating behaviors. Maybe I got to move a little more. I’ve got to start doing things that I have not done in the past to get that result that I want.
That’s great. You’ve got to do that. You have a plan. You planned this out. It’s the same thing in your business. Do you want to make my money? What did you do? You got excited. What’s your lifestyle going to be like when you make more money? It’s going to be stress-free. When you lose weight, you’re going to be stress-free. You’re going to have more energy. When you make more money, you have more energy. See how the patterns are the same? These are the top two goals people write down on New Year’s Eve. What happens is then you start thinking what you got to do. It’s still exciting to you. You’re still pumped up, “I get to do all these things.” Remember the way you spoke and the language you had, I get to do all these things to get my goals.
When The Excitement Goes Away
In a week or so after you get to do all those things, then you need to do all these things, and then you have to do all these things. Before you know it, the way you moved your body and the way you woke up in the morning and the way you breathe and the way you started to slowly procrastinate. “I used to wake up the morning and if I wanted to lose weight, I got excited. I moved my body right away. I made a phone call. I want to make more money. I made these phone calls. I started connecting. I wrote down to the people I wanted to talk to the next day. Who was I going to communicate with?” Remember that? In a week or two, three weeks or a month later, what’d you do?
You still have that list, but what did you do? “I’ve got to have breakfast first. I’ve got to have my coffee.” This is what happens. You allow your mind to throw in certain patterns from the past that got you the results that you had before January 1st. You’re going to get a result. What is the pattern that you’re running? What happens is before you know it, it’s just a cup of coffee. What do you do? You buy into that story. You buy into that excuse. What happens is you slowly pick up another excuse because it was so easy and it didn’t feel like you had to work. It felt like you had your time to yourself. I got a little time to myself. “During this time, I get to think a little bit. I get to process this information and what I need to do so I can get my goals because I’m excited.”
You’re still excited about it, but you’re less likely to take the actions that you used to take because your excitement’s there, but your drive is different. You lost your drive a little bit because you’re working hard instead of enjoying the process. Now, you’re focused on what you have to do instead of the result that you want. When you understand how your patterns and your brain works, then you can interrupt that pattern. You don’t allow the story to come in. It says, “Let me just have my coffee first.” Remember what you did in the first few days. What did you do? Did you wake up after brushing your teeth and taking care of your personal needs? Did you go down and you start making your list running away and start taking some action?
Did you check your computer? Did you do those things first or did you go breakfast and meet up with people and get busy? You got to ask and be real with yourself because remember the difference. It’s self-awareness. You’re aware that you want to go, but self-observation is when did your brain, when did your subconscious mind step in and go, “Excuse me, I just want to let you know that I’m not liking the way I’m feeling right now. I thought these results were going to come a little quicker. When I wrote these goals down, I want to let you know that I was excited. I’m losing that desire. I’m going to put a little distraction in there for you.” We need to feed our bodies. That’s what we need to do. We need to give ourselves a little more time to process and see that’s what your brain does.
Your subconscious mind, your brain starts talking to your conscious mind, “Who’s running the show here?” When you wrote down those goals, who wrote down those goals? You wrote them down, but it was your conscious mind. Think about this and listen to what I’m telling you. It’s your conscious mind that said you wanted those goals and it was your conscious mind that got to see the imagination of what is going to feel like. It’s your conscious mind that allowed those imaginations to bring in the feeling. You wrote down the goals and you felt that. You felt the future in the present moment and all you felt was the success and the reasons why you wanted it.
After you do that, now you’re walking into the office. What’s the office? The office is your subconscious mind. “Now we’ve got some rules to go over here. We’re going to go down this path long enough. As soon as I feel like I’ve got to work, I’m going to knock on the president’s door.” The conscious mind, “Mr. President, Mr. CEO, we’ve got to have a meeting. I’ve been working a little harder than I thought it was supposed to work and I’m not getting the results as fast as I want them. I wanted to lose about 20 or 30 pounds. I figured I’d be off by now. It’s been two weeks. What’s going on here? I’m feeling a little pain here and I’m not even the way I want and I’m not enjoying this process. I want to back up a little bit. Can we go have a doughnut and talk about this?” Is that pretty much accurate?
“It’s one doughnut. It’s not going to hurt anything.” That subconscious mind, he knocks on that president’s door, the CEO called the imagination. Your conscious mind says, “Did you not say we are going to be more financially successful and we’d have better relationships? How come we don’t have $1 million in our account? It’s been two weeks. What’s taking you so long?” What happens is your subconscious mind says, “We need to take a break. Maybe you don’t have the right contacts. Maybe don’t have the right information or knowledge. Maybe we need to back it up a little bit. Are you sure you can afford this? You better think about this. You’ve tried this before and it hasn’t worked before. Make sure that you can do it now, Mr. President.” See that’s your subconscious mind talking to your conscious mind.
What do you do? Your conscious mind goes, “You are the CEO. I’m wondering if you’re right. What do you think we should do?” “I don’t know.” “Maybe we should slow down a little bit and think about this for a second.” What do you do? Your conscious mind is influenced and affected by your subconscious because the patterns and behavior you had before because you didn’t get the results before. What do you do? You buy into the same stories and patterns and you don’t interrupt the pattern. The reason why is because you focus on what you had to do and your subconscious mind stepped in there and knocked on that president’s door then said, “Mr. President, are you sure you want this?”Don’t try to be a superhero overnight. Stop putting so much on your plate and start having realistic goals. Click To Tweet
It was your conscious mind. How do you interrupt that pattern? Number one is whenever you’re setting a goal, you set a realistic goal. Your realistic goal is, how can you accomplish this goal? Enjoy the process. Don’t put so much on your plate that you’re overwhelmed and your mind shuts down and you give up. If you shut down that subconscious mind and you don’t interrupt the pattern, the subconscious mind loses every time. Number one, you want to condition your mind. You have to understand how it’s conditioned, but you also want to condition your body. Do you remember how you felt and how you moved when you wrote that goal down and how you breathed? How you raised your imagination to move forward and not to fit in with other’s limitations? If you’re trying to fit in with others, you’ll never rise.
Rewrite Your Goals
You’ll always lower your expectation and your standards because you can connect with people that don’t have to raise their standards a lot easier. If you’re hanging around people that lower their standards so they don’t have to do what it takes to get to the next level, they’re focused on the work that they have to do. You fit in there because you don’t want to be the oddball. What can you do differently? How do you interrupt that pattern? Number one is, I always tell you about the 10% rule. It’s something that I’m very adamant about. You have to understand, in order to trick your subconscious mind, you have to deal the right cards to it. If you’re not dealing the right cards and you’re like, “I’ve got to do all this stuff.” You may be excited at first and you believe you can do it and you can do it.
I’m not telling you can’t do it. I’m telling that if you don’t know how your mind works then you’re going to fall to be whatever your mind delivers, whatever your past experiences are and your patterns. If you haven’t conditioned your mind yet, you’ve got to learn to condition it. If you’re working out and you’ve conditioned your body to be a bodybuilder, it already knows the steps that it takes. There’s no difference in any other goal that you’re setting. When you wrote down your goals, how did you breathe? How did you move and all that? What happened is because you got so excited and you believe that you could do it, which you can, then what you did was you put too much on your plate.
You tried to do too much at first, instead of realizing that if you slowly step into it and you condition your mind to say, “This feels good. I’m getting the results that I want.” What’s going to happen is you’re going to fall short. You’re going to give up and find an excuse. You’re going to be in August or whatever month it is. You’re going to totally give up the things that you want to do. You’re going to say, “On New Year’s Eve, I’m going to set some new goals. This time I’m going for it.” You don’t have time to waste. You have months left. How are you going to play this game? Are you going to take some different actions now? Here’s why I say the 10% rule. Can you increase? Can you do something 10% more? In other words, you want to lose weight. Take it for example. Can you cut back 10% on the food you’re eating?
You’re cutting back 10% or put 10% less on your plate. Can you move 10% more? Ten percent each time. Every week, move a little bit, 10% more. Get a pedometer. Do that. Can you eat 10% healthier? Can you cut back 10% on junk foods? What you’re doing is you’re conditioning your body and your mind to take one pound maybe every two weeks off or two pounds every week or two off. When you do that, it’s not a diet, so you don’t have to worry about losing weight. You’ve conditioned your mind to get a healthier body. That feels a lot better than having to lose something. Nobody wants to lose something. You want to find them. It’s the same thing with money. Can you increase your income by 10% over the next 90 days?
How do you do that? Give me five things that you can do to increase it by 10%. Can you cut down on some expenses? Can you do 10% more marketing? Can you go find 10% more relationships out there that’s going to help you get to your goals? Can you surround yourself with 10% more people that are more successful than you? Can you do research 10%? There are many ways of doing it. If you can do an increase by 10%, guess what’s going to happen? It’s going to start that domino effect and the compounding. The compounding is what’s going to get you to where you starting to become very wealthy. Can you save 10% more money? If you don’t pay yourself first, then why shouldn’t anybody else pay you if you don’t want to pay yourself first? If you don’t believe you deserve a paycheck, why should anybody else?
What about addictions? How do you handle addictions? Can you cut down on 10%? Can you do that? Can you take not one month at a time, not one week at a time, not one day at a time, but can you take it for one hour at a time? Can you take it for one minute at a time? Can you reward yourself for being successful in that? Can you move your body in ways that gets you to be energetic and breathe right and be grateful and surround yourself? When you can do that, you’re reconditioning your mind for a new pattern, a new behavior. That’s what this is about. If you’ve given up on your goals, you got to ask yourself, it’s not that you gave up on your goals, you just fell prey to old patterns. How do you interrupt that old pattern? It is very simple.
You’ve got to realize that in order to do that, don’t put so much on your plate. Don’t try to be a superhero overnight. I know a lot of wealthy people. Do you know what they do? They understand how to condition themselves. They don’t try to fit in with everybody else. They condition themselves to be successful. That doesn’t mean that they don’t have challenges and times that they struggle or stress, but they don’t live there. They handle it differently. One of my dearest friends, this guy knows how to make money. Do all deals work out? No, but it doesn’t matter because he doesn’t stop. I believe he’ll be a billionaire before long. Does that mean he doesn’t go through challenges?
He’s a human being, but the businesses, how he runs it and how he thinks is different than everybody else. The actions he takes are different. Did he start off there? No. He was not handed anything. He created everything himself and I’ve known him since the ‘80s. He’s a very good friend of mine and he’s an inspiration to me. That’s the people I hang out with. The men and women that I want to coach are those people. Surround yourself with those people. Don’t lower your expectation to fit in with others. Surround yourself. Here’s what I want you to do. I want you to get your mind set. When I say get your mind set, I’m not talking about your conscious mind. I believe your conscious mind is always there. I’m talking about your subconscious mind because when you can set up your subconscious mind to succeed, at that point you’re powerful.
You want to stop but you’ve got to know how this thing works. I want you to rewrite your goals now. When you rewrite your goals, I want you to feel them. Truly feel them. Put the energy in, breathe, sit up straight. The way you think, imagine that it’s already happening for you. I also want you to say, “Okay, by me accomplishing and getting 10% ahead in 30 days or 45 days,” that’s what I want you to do. I want you to take it in a 30 to 45-day period and increase it by 10%. What you’re going to do is you’re going to condition your mind. The next 30 to 45 days after that, you’re not going to do 10%. By default, you’ll do more but don’t try to do more. Go for 10% and watch what happens to your brain.
At that point, it kicks in and you get to become a super-achiever and you’re conditioning. You’re conditioning your mind and body. You’re breathing differently. You’re learning how to handle stress because it’s not stress. It’s an opportunity then how to do something different. You don’t waddle in your stress. You deal with it differently. You figure out a way to make it work. A very good friend, Mike, I was talking about him. He gets stressed out, but what does he do? Does he give up? No. He finds a way to make it work. What’s so powerful and that’s what you’re going to do. You are going to condition your body and your mind to set yourself up for success in all areas of your life.
Rewrite your goals and rewrite why you want them. What are you willing to do? What are you capable of doing? You’re willing to do more and you’re capable of doing a lot more, but I want you to say, “This is what I’m willing to do. Now I’m going to at least 10%,” and stick with that. Do you want to lose weight? Try to lose 3 or 4 pounds over the next month. Depending on your size, maybe you can lose 5 or 10, but condition yourself for that. What if you only lost two pounds a month? What’s that over a year? Twenty-four pounds. If you’re a bigger size, maybe you could lose two pounds a week until you condition your body, but you’ve got to condition your mind first.
Write down your goals. Put yourself in that peak state. Write down who you can communicate with, some new relationships and some new actions that you either took that worked or that you haven’t taken that you know will work. Let’s get your mind and your body to where it needs to be. Once you can do that at that point, you’ll start seeing the results that you wanted to have back in January. Isn’t that cool. That’s what I love about this. It is very cool. What are you going to do? You’re going to condition yourself 10%. When you can condition yourself 10%, at that point, you’ll start moving forward.
I want to keep in touch with you. I want you to keep in touch with me. What I want you to do is I want to make sure that you absolutely check out GetYourMindSetWithMark.com. Go there, listen to my other podcasts, subscribe to be notified when there’s a new podcast, make sure you get my free book. I also want to make sure that you email me. Let me put you on the hot seat. Do you want to be successful? Let me work with you. Let’s do this. Let’s set up a podcast where it’s you and I, you let me know your challenges and we deal with it. We fix it on the spot. That’s my challenge for you. It’s my challenge and it’s also my gift. Here we go. New goals, not waiting until New Year’s Eve, and you’re going to get your mind set and condition it properly. Take care. I will talk to you soon. Until then, I’ll see you on the next show.
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