Most people have good intentions.
But good intentions aren’t enough. Good intentions don’t create value. Accomplishment—getting things done—creates value. Results matter.
It’s safe to say that we all have more potential than we demonstrate. But we let too many things interfere with our achievement. Perfectionism, thinking we have to know more, and not being sure if the next step is the right one often keep us from taking the action necessary.
But the truth is, imperfect action beats perfect inaction every single time.
So anything you can do to get you moving in the right direction and making progress on achieving your objectives is worthwhile—even less than perfect actions.
Most people don’t have written goals and never get to live their best life.
I know that’s not you. You have goals—hopefully written down with plans of action and target dates for completion. That alone puts you in the top five percent.
But the SELECTION of your goals is not talked about much. Any goal pursued has benefit, for sure. If it challenges you, it makes you stronger. Ultimately, it’s who you become in the process that really matters.
But because you’re exchanging your valuable time, energy and talents in the achievement of your goals, choosing them carefully is critical.
In my book, The Achievement Code, the third C of the 3-C Formula for living your best life is consistency. It’s not a very sexy topic, but it’s a very important one.
Whether it be in parenting, intimate relationships, managing and leading people or financial and career success, consistency matters. And it’s where most people fall short of achieving what they truly want.
Saving money consistently over many years gets compound interest working for you. There are many millionaires today that have never actually earned that much in wages and salaries. But they took small, CONSISTENT steps toward financial freedom.