Thursday February 21, 2008 #12

“The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.” ~Henry Thoreau

Let’s continue to discover how to overcome what blocks us from making progress on our goals.

Block #2:  Starting new goals without cutting back on something else.

This is one of the most common issues that cause us to give up on our goals.  For example, you set a goal to get your book written this year.  You plan to finish one chapter every two weeks.  Two months into the year, you only have one paragraph written.  Why?  You had every good intention, but you didn’t include a commitment to watch one less hour of TV each night to create the time necessary to work on your writing.  If all you do is add one more activity to an already-frenetic schedule, what chance do you have to keep your commitment?  It sounds obvious, but almost everyone I coach has this issue.

Your assignment:  Review your goals and determine how much time you need to spend on each goal daily and/or weekly.  Determine the corresponding activities that have no value toward your goal achievement that you can eliminate to provide the time for your high-value activities.