Goals are a funny thing. They are kind of like monsters under your bed. You are too scared to look them in the face so you run from your doorway and hop in to bed just as fast as you can. Pull the covers over our head and hope they don't find you. After telling yourself that you are going to look under the bed in 3, 2, no maybe another minute. Okay, I'm really going to look this time. 3, 2, but what if they grab me and drag me under the bed. That's just silly. Here we go, 3, 2, 1 Ahhhhhhh!!! Hey there is nothing there! Why the heck was I so scared? All I know is that I sure am glad that no one was here to witness these shenanigans.
This is what goal setting for my business has been like for me. I know where I want to go, I even know how to get there, but the scary part??? Actually saying I am going to DO IT. What if I fail? Even worse: What if I succeed?! I won't be able to handle it and I sure as heck don't deserve it. Things like that don't happen to me.
This is my monster story that I have been telling myself for MONTHS! That is until last month. I attended a personal success seminar and finally realized...there is NOTHING to be scared of. Really, what is the worst that could happen? I could fail? Yeah, but so what! It's not going to kill me to fail and it sure as heck won't kill me to succeed. I was telling myself a story of how things would be if I set these goals. So I decided to change the story.
I had been wanting to get scheduled with a daily deal site for a monthly deal. Up until now I was only able to get 1 every other month. So I sent an email.
Dear Groop Dealz,
I'd love to do a deal for February with you! Let me know if you have room.
We would love to have you! You are scheduled for February 18th.
Well, heck...that was easy and not scary at all!
Dear Very Jane,
I have a deal scheduled for March, but would love to get on the schedule once a month if you could swing in.
Sounds great! We have you scheduled for March, April, May and June!
Well, darn! Goal set and accomplished in literally hours. I have seriously been putting off those emails for MONTHS! What was I waiting for??? It was scary. Seems so silly as I reflect on my monster under my bed. Now there are still a ton of monsters hiding under there, but one by one I know that I can flash a light on them and realize that there was really nothing to fear at all.