1 Promise and 2 Impossible Goals
I have spent a good chunk of my life overthinking.
I would overthink about anything and everything. I would think too much about what people thought of me and how I was perceived. I would think too much about finding my purpose. I would think too much about what someone meant by what they said to me. Whatever I could overthink about I did, probably 10x more than anyone else was thinking about it.
The Flourishing Mind is the THIRD website I have created because I overthought the other two. I thought too much about who I wanted my audience to be, how I wanted the website to look, how to say in one sentence what my business was about.
In a really fascinating ironic twist, once I did finally get around to writing something to share on my website, I didn’t publish it, or if I did, I didn’t tell a single soul about it. I thought “This isn’t very good. No one wants to read this.” Funny how this self-proclaimed over-thinker didn’t think twice when my brain offered up that thought.
The thing is, I’m done overthinking.
Ok, that’s not true.
Because the brain doesn’t just undo years of overthinking just by proclaiming “I’m done with overthinking!” one time.
So a more accurate statement is: I’m getting better about not overthinking. I’m getting better about getting unstuck. I still get tripped up, but I’m able to move through analysis paralysis and feeling stuck much faster than in the past.
And so this brings me to Massive Action.
Massive Action is taking action until you get the result you want.
I made a promise to myself that I would do 1,000 things to move my business forward in 2021.
For my math majors, that is 2.75 actions per day. But, to make it complicated (as I do), I’m starting on December 14, 2020. What a gift – 17 extra days (I get to make the rules in my business – you can make the rules in yours!)
You might have noticed my “Day 1 of X” in the title of this post. The truth is there is no end date to taking massive action. You take action until you get the result. Day 1 of X just sounded better than Day 1 of infinity.
There are a few other promises I made to myself for 2021 (because, overachiever) in the form of impossible goals.
My first impossible goal is to lose 100 pounds. Whhhhaaaattttt.
Yes, 100 pounds. I’m going to need every bit of the gift of 17 days left in 2020 for this one.
My second impossible goal is to earn $50,000 in revenue in my business.
So there you have it! 1 promise and 2 impossible goals. Here I come 2021. If I do it right, I’ll be a completely different person on the other side.