Casey Nicole Fox
Have you ever struggled with being consistent? With waking up early every day and going to the gym? With consistently closing sales? With staying true to any commitment, you’ve made to yourself? It’s okay; we’ve all been there. Here’s why it happens and how you can overcome it!
Self Fulfilling Prophecies:
Why is staying consistent so hard? Often we set goals and don’t factor in our own limiting beliefs that create a self-sabotaging cycle of self-fulfilling prophecies. We set a goal to get fit, but feel inside like we’ll never get into ‘shape.’ So when we wake up feeling unmotivated that day, we don’t go to the gym, and we tell ourselves, “See, you’ll never get fit.”
We make a goal for ten cold calls per day, but inside we have that inner voice saying, “You’re too busy for that.” So you set massive goals and create giant to-do lists, and when you miss your target of 10, that inner voice reminds you, “See, you knew you wouldn’t be able to do it.”
How do we overcome these voices in our heads that self-sabotage us? Does that create these self-fulfilling prophecies that keep us under our glass ceiling? Change the narrative in our heads.
When you start to hear that negative voice in your head, chime in, choose that it will be wrong, and choose to push through to achieve your goals. Make the encouraging voice in your head the one you listen to more often. Build the strength of keeping to your word until you can’t NOT keep your promises to yourself.
Trade The Passion For Vision :
Too often we hear, “All it takes is passion!” Unfortunately, this is a lie. If all it took were passion, more people would be successful. Passion leads to burnout.
Just because you’re passionate about football doesn’t mean you’d be a successful NFL player. In that same way, just being passionate about your business and success is not enough when push comes to shove.
Create a vision for your life. A vision more significant than yourself; the bigger the vision, the harder it is to ignore. If you want to build schools in Africa, you cost the education of those children by not making all 10 of those cold calls today.
Short Term Pain VS Long Term Pain :
The interesting thing about our brain is that we will always choose to fix immediate pain over long term pain. Why? Because our subconscious doesn’t know the difference between the past, present, or future. It chooses to focus on the most intense emotion at the moment.
So if you have anxiety right now over how you need to close ten more deals because you know if you don’t close those deals, you can’t buy that house next month, you will avoid the calls to avoid the present pain. The current anxiety is worse than the uncomfortable awareness that you won’t be able to move next month.
So how do we overcome the subconscious part of our brain trying to help us but hurting us? Be present. Focus on closing this deal today so that you can be in a better position to close the next deal tomorrow. Just breathe and be present.
You have the power to overcome anything you put your mind to. All it takes is getting your mind into the right place to help make those goals become a reality. Learn to hack your subconscious to achieve new levels of success. And always remember, you are loved, accepted, and adored.