Try imagining yourself when you are 80 years old, nearing the end of your life. Look back on your life as if you had not achieved the goal you are after at this moment in your life. What are your regrets? What do you wish you had made more time for? Is there sadness and regret?
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There is no lesson in resilience better than the burn of rejection. But if you use these experiences and adjust your strategy and approach the next time around, you will have an advantage that no one else does.
People often give up on what they want because they believe that reaching their goal is beyond their abilities. But successful people, when faced with a setback, try harder. They adapt and adopt a new strategy.
Failure, disappointment, dead-ends – these can all be used as a means of reflecting. We are built to adapt. So we should use each experience as a tool to learn more about ourselves and what we really must have in life.
We make excuses and push aside our dreams. There’s just not enough time, money, etc.) And we start to hide behind those excuses. They’re safe. By becoming more cognizant of your brain’s tendency for using excuses, the better you will become at dismissing them.
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What if you have only Goals, and no Systems?
To avoid losing the enthusiasm you had at the beginning, bring back your end vision in sight.
Surround yourself with anything that’s reminds you of your end goal, such as your vision board, pictures of others who have achieved the same goal, and objects that represent the goal.
What hobbies did you enjoy doing before life got in the way? Would you enjoy those activities now?
Or take a new perspective: imagine that you are very old. What do you wish you had spent the last 20 to 30 years doing?
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