One of the reasons a lot of people are having a hard time sticking to their goals is because they don’t see big results right away. It doesn’t matter if you’re trying to lose weight, pay off credit cards, build a network marketing business or something else. We stick with the program or plan for a few weeks and then start to lose steam and motivation. Can you relate?
It takes a lot to keep going and it isn’t easy to change our habits for the better.
What I have found we need to stay on track, is a little motivation. If we can see that we’re moving in the right direction (even if it isn’t always as fast as we’d like it to be), we’ll keep going and opt for the salad instead of the pizza or cook at home instead of going to our favorite restaurant; be ok with yet another NO in business, knowing there are more YES’s on the way.
But how do we see this progress? It’s simpler than you probably think!
We see it by tracking and measuring and writing it down. It doesn’t matter if you use a pen and paper or your computer. I’m a BIG fan of the old school pen and paper though – there’s a hand to brain connection about physically writing things down that works incredibly well for me personally. You want to be able to see that progress in front of you in black and white.
Let’s talk about what to track. If you want to build a network marketing team, then every single day – write down how many new people you connected with, how many follow-ups you did, how many presentations….. Compare these numbers to your daily goals. Are you actually doing as much as you think you’re doing? Maybe you’re doing way more than you thought? Track this over a period of a year. Minimum. Get raw and honest with your actual numbers, and the income producing activities (IPAs) that will at one point result in income.
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Oh, and a big newsflash…. scrolling on social media does not count as IPAs.
If your goal is to pay down credit card debt, or build a financial safety net, keep a running total of your numbers. Being able to record what you did might be just the motivation you need to apply that bonus check instead of spending it on new shoes.
Do you see where I’m going here? It doesn’t matter what your resolution is, keeping track of how you’re doing and how far you’ve come already can be a big motivator to stick to the plan until you reach your goal.