Getting Off the Hamster Wheel

I’ve spent much of my life running, not physically but mentally. Running ahead to try and achieve the goals that I have, running to hit that million mark, running to accomplish all that the books tell me that I can. Run, run, run. I’ve been like a hamster on a wheel, trying to catch up with myself, trying to get where I wanted to go only to find myself in the same place and still ruAmazing-Hamster-Wheelnning.

I’ve had successes for sure, I’ve achieved and done some amazing things but there are some goals that have been out of reach for me because, in all honesty, I’ve been running away from them. Why? Because I’ve created quantum leap goals that were achievable but just not in the unrealistic timescale that I set for them.

Success is not a race and it’s not about speed. It is actually about consistency, discipline and determination. That word is consistency is a problem, we spend much of our lives looking for quick wins, hoping that they will solve our problems, when actually all they do is keep us looking for quick wins. We have great ideas, start them going and then because they don’t give us quick wins we give up. Often we don’t stay with something long enough to get the results that it can bring because we didn’t get the results now.

We have great ideas, start them going and then because they don’t give us quick wins we give up. Often we don’t stay with something long enough to get the results that it can bring because we didn’t get the results now.

We have great ideas, start them going and then because they don’t give us quick wins we give up. Often we don’t stay with something long enough to get the results that it can bring because we didn’t get the results now.

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We need to stop a moment and think about this differently. We need to be in the long game because quick wins disappear overnight. Take the time to think about what you want to achieve over the next 3 – 10 years not just in the next 6 months. Like good wine, the things that are able to give us the lasting results that we want take time to develop.

I’ve stopped and stepped out of the hampster wheel. I’ve reviewed my goals. I’ve pushed many of my 12,18 and 36-month goals back to 3 and 5-year goals, because that’s a more realistic timescale to achieve them in. It, also, allows me to do take all of the actions that I need to take to achieve them. I rest easier, I’m no longer running, but I am walking confidently towards my goals.

Whether it’s your weight, your finances, your business or your relationships give them the time that they need to develop so that you can achieve the goals that you have set for them. Then you will find that you are not running a race but taking a journey of discovery that will provide lots of benefits along the way.

Let me know how you get on in the comments below.

 

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