Why bother?

This week's question from my portal “The Neagle Code: Directions for Life” comes from Carla T.

Neagle Code Question

David,

I’ve simply stopped setting goals. I resist even thinking about goals because my pattern is to not follow through. It’s happened so many times, that I think to myself, “Why bother…”

How do I finally break this pattern?

Thanks so much!

Neagle Code Answer

Thanks for the question!

I’m going to skip trying to understand why you’re sabotaging yourself and go right to the solution.

If you’re really committed to changing this, do exactly as I tell you below and sooner rather than later you’ll be on your way to success!

First, start with DAILY goals.

That’s right. We’re not talking about 6 and 12-month goals right now, we’re going to start small and build to strengthen your self-confidence muscle over time.

Tonight before you go to bed, take out your notebook and pen and right down

THREE things you MUST accomplish before
you go to bed tomorrow.

I recommend that these be income generating “things”, but it’s ultimately up to you. Sometimes it’s best to start REALLY small.

When you wake up tomorrow, put that list in front of you, and DO NOT GO TO BED THAT NIGHT until all 3 of those items are completed.

You must be disciplined here…do not allow yourself to make excuses and DO NOT GO TO BED until you’ve checked those three things off your list.

Do the same thing tomorrow night.

Write down three ”things” you need to accomplish the next day, and the next day, don’t go to sleep until all 3 things are accomplished.

Setting these small, yet important, goals are small stair steps to your bigger goal and to developing the discipline, confidence and trust within yourself to succeed in whatever you put your mind to.

Once you master the daily goals, begin setting weekly goals on top of your daily goals!

You’ll gain momentum quickly and break the pattern of not following through.

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6 comments

    • Thanks Steve. It really helps sometimes to start small and make short, incremental gains toward your goal. If your results have been lacking often times just a slight mindset shift can get you back on track. Today’s the day! Appreciate the post.

    • That’s fantastic Nathalie! Good for you for taking ownership of your productivity and having the discipline to ensure the get done. It’s about making the decision and committing to seeing that through. Sends a big message to yourself and the Universe that you are open to receiving through that hard work and determination. Appreciate you sharing that here.

    • Simple and profound for sure Cynthia. We tend to make it so damn hard when it really doesn’t need to be. You have to start from where you are, and your results are a reflection of who you are being. If you are in the habit of setting outlandish goals that you have no way of achieving then you are wasting your time and setting yourself up for failure. I’m not saying not to dream big, but have a foot in reality at the same time. This is where discipline can make all the difference. If one of your goals today is to make three sales, then you don’t stop until that is complete. If you do happen to stop before that goal has been achieved, it makes it that much easier to quit on yourself the next time. Something to keep in mind when setting those daily goals. Thanks for sharing.

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