Mistakes I Wish I Avoided Around Achieving my Goals
I wanna let you in on the 4 mistakes I wish I could have avoided around achieving my goals and moving my life forward.
I’m serving up my own public service announcement to help you achieve your big, bold vision and goals a little bit sooner, faster and quicker. Perhaps you can pick up a nugget or two as I share my mistakes (or things I would do differently) if I knew THEN what I know NOW.
Now, don’t get me wrong, I don’t regret any part of my journey, I’m grateful for the outcome and how things turned out.
But in this week’s episode of The Lisa Nichols Show, I reflect on how things might have happened with more ease if I had…
- Given myself more grace. Every time I set a big, bold goal and gave it a timeline, I wish I knew it was going to take twice as long and it was going to cost three times as much. Had I known this, I would have just naturally doubled at the time and tripled the cost and then I would have evaluated the goal again. If I thought it was going to take six months and cost $50,000 – I would have said, “Do I still want to do this if I know it will take a year and I’ll need to invest $150,000? Do I still want to pursue this?
- Created more detailed, smaller action steps to get to my goals. In the past, I would set goals with a big, bold completion date, but I didn’t want to get into the granular details of how to get there. I now believe the success is in the details and the step-by-step action plan.
- Spent more time nurturing the relationships in my life. In the past, I neglected some of the relationships around me as I went after my dreams. Luckily, I was able to course correct that, but it took me probably 10 to 12 years of veering off that path to re-engage, and I couldn’t restore every relationship that I had allowed to fall by the wayside.
- Stop being afraid. I wish I had stopped being afraid sooner and realized that greatness and abundance was available to someone that looked like me…someone that came from my background…someone that had my educational foundation, which was functionally dyslexic. I would have given myself permission sooner to have a breathtaking, abundant life. Until I believed it was for me, it couldn’t really come into my life. I would have done the mindset work earlier. I would have not just chased the goal…I would have chased the new belief system first.
It’s my hope that some of my mistakes help to validate that you’re not alone (#YANA) and help you shift your mindset and actions sooner than I did.
I love reading your comments and engaging in a dynamic, courageous conversation with our entire tribe of unicorns and gladiators. So, share with me below, what hit home for you? Did you have a #BOL (breakthrough out loud)? What did you need to hear? Did this shake you up a bit?
Remember….I believe in you, and I love you. I truly do.
Your Sister in Prosperity and Possibility,