A local company I do some work for decided they were not completing many goals because of discipline. The Year of Discipline was declared. But what discipline is needed. To figure that out let’s go back to the core problem, “Not Completing Goals.” There is much to say about this so I will attempt to take a few weeks on what may keep us from completing goals.
Is Time The Enenmy
The number one reason I hear for not completing a goal is “I did not have time.” We could get into all sorts of time management principles but I believe the root cause has nothing to do with time. I believe the root time is “Fear of Failure.” I’m often met with resistance to this view but if you reach within yourself deeply you may find I’m right on the money. Here it goes, you have a project due in a month. You procrastinate until it is almost due and sometimes past due. The project is good enough but may not have been the best. You can easily pat yourself on the back because you started late and didn’t have enough time. This is an indication that you may have a fear of failure. If you had not procrastinated and still turned in a project that was just good enough you would have no excuse. Well I guess really you might have been able to come up with another excuse, but the point is that you fear failure. Thomas Edison is known as one of the greatest inventors of all time. Yet his failures are in the thousands. Edison was not afraid to fail and this is what made him so great. Failure helps us to do better. We can learn and grow from these failures. Given enough time, or not procrastinating, allows us to get help(we will cover the fear to ask for help in another blog) in time to do better on the project.
So how do we become fearless? We face our fears! This means we take on the project and just do it. We do our best and stop procrastinating. We take responsibility for the outcome good or bad. Often you will find the consequences, if any, are not bad. As a matter of fact they are often more positive than negative.
Try it out and share your results bellow,
The Marketing Imagineer