I’ve always considered myself an achiever. I’m driven to accomplish things, and disciplined about going after my goals.
Which is why I was so confused when I coasted into the end of last year on fumes.
I felt aimless. Hopeless even. I still had a clear vision for my dream for the future, but for the first time in as long as I can remember I wasn’t hopeful that I could make it happen.
That’s a tough place to be in.
How I got here
Let’s rewind a little bit and tell you how I got here.
Like I said, I’ve always been a goal setter. I’ve always had a vision for what I wanted to create and accomplish in the future, and I think I’m pretty good at running those dreams down most of the time.
But there’s one goal that’s always eluded me. For the past 4 years I’ve had the same big goal every single year, and every single year I came woefully short.
It was enough to make me, a lifelong believer in goal setting, question the practice of setting goals at all. After all, I haven’t been able to accomplish it yet, so it’s obviously not a silver bullet.
At the start of last year I’d had enough, and for the first time in years I didn’t set my dream goal.
Because I didn’t believe I could do it.
When I tried to psych myself up and get in the right mindset to truly believe I could accomplish my goal my mind responded with doubt.
You’ve tried this already and failed. What makes this time any different?
Something inside of me felt broken. I knew what to do. I had all the information I needed. I’d been studying, practicing, and preparing for my breakthrough for years now.
So why wasn’t I able to execute? Why did I feel so stuck?
Which brings me to the close of last year. As I began to think about 2014 I felt like I had to make a choice.
1) Give up on my dream. After all, I wasn’t even confident enough to set the right goals anymore and it sure wasn’t going to happen by accident.
2) Do something different.
I decided to do something different.
Instead of scouring the internet for more tactics that could take me from zero to sixty, I decided to go back to the basics. The very basics of everything.
I started reading books about how our brains work, where my emotions and beliefs were coming from, and how I could change them.
I studied the fascinating science of behavior change, and how to motivate myself to do the difficult, scary work that needed to be done.
And suddenly, everything started to chang.
For the first time in a long time I felt certainty about what I was doing. Instead of being fearful of taking bold actions and disappointed about not following through, I was swinging for the fences.
Kicking a decade long habit
In the last four months I’ve made difficult, significant changes in my life that have dramatically affected everything from my health, to my relationships, to my business.
For example, I quit drinking Dr. Pepper. Okay, a seemingly trivial change, but something that has eluded me forever.
Here’s the amazing part though. I didn’t just cut out soda like I’d tried (and failed) in the past. I rewrote my internal operating system (so to speak) so I don’t even want soda anymore!
When I’d quit Dr. Pepper in the past every day was a battle to see if I could make it just a little further. I never quit wanting it. I was always fighting against myself to stay away. And when my willpower wore down, I always went back.
But using what I learned about how our brains work I was able to “flip a switch” literally overnight and haven’t looked back. Amazing!
And if I can make that powerful a change with something like soda, then imagine what bold actions I can take this year to dramatically elevate my success!
How you can do it too
I spent several months studying, learning, and practicing these techniques and have had amazing results.
Now it’s your turn.
I’m taking a small group of no more than ten people through this material to help them get the same results I did. It’s called High Performance Boot Camp and I know it will impact others as strongly as it’s impacted me.
So here’s the deal
This is a chance to work with me in a group setting at a ridiculously low rate. Why so low? Because it’s new, and like anyone on a maiden voyage, you should be rewarded for your willingness to venture out with me.
If you have something that you want to achieve, you know what you should be doing, but you’re struggling to DO IT, then come join me in High Performance Boot Camp – it will change your life.
Questions? Just shoot me an email: deacon [at] lifestoked [dot] com