Achieving your goals without excuses

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You want to achieve big things, or you wouldn’t be reading this article. Right?

If you’re like most people, me included, you’ve set yourself big goals but something always gets in the way of you achieving them.

When I was in my early 20’s, I started a degree… but I didn’t finish it. Fast forward to my early 30’s, I set countless big goals for myself in my business… but I didn’t ever quite finish them. Something always got in the way and I’d always feel like a little part of me died along with that incomplete goal. It wasn’t until I had a major ah-ha moment that I started completing the goals I set for myself.

I’m going to share that ah-ha moment with you now so that you can start achieving your goals too.

Especially if you’re thinking of doing an online course such as eComm Ignitor, this is the one thing you need to do to get the most out of the investment you’re making in yourself, your business and your success.

Sound good?

Ok let’s go!

Step 1: Write down all your reasons

Firstly, I want you to articulate the reasons why you haven’t achieved what you want to achieve in your business so far.

We all have different reasons – it could be lack of time, money or knowledge or something completely different.

Whatever it is I want you to write down the reasons why you haven’t achieved what you want to achieve so far.

Get real and be totally honest with yourself here.

Step 2: Acknowledge the reasons that hold you back

Now have a look at those reasons and acknowledge that they are real…

And now acknowledge that they are going to be the same excuses that pop up again and again to hold you back.

See, as humans we are really good at staying in our comfort zone. Our ego is here to keep us safe and it does that by keeping us in our comfort zone. So by calling out your excuses before they show up, you will be able to recognize when your ego is trying to keep you playing small, and you will be able to grow past it.

Step 3: Develop a game plan

Not only do I want you to call out your excuses, I also want you to develop a game plan as to how you are going to overcome those excuses right now. If not having enough time because you need to look after the kids is one of the reasons, ask yourself what can you do to give yourself more time?

Can you get up an hour earlier each day to get this done before the rest of the house gets up? What do you need to put in place to make that happen? Do you need to ask your partner for some extra help? Do you need to set an alarm? Do you need to sacrifice some TV time and go to bed earlier?

We have a saying at Unstoppable eComm – you can make money or you can make excuses, but you can’t make both.

Once I learnt to call out my excuses and had a game plan in place to overcome them when they did pop up, I took away their power and now I am able to achieve the goals I set for myself. And it feels amazing!

Written by Megan Winter

Megan is an award-winning marketer and has worked with some of the fastest-growing eCommerce brands in the world.

Megan loves helping ethically-produced, heart-centred, soul-driven online store owners to make more income and achieve more impact. 

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