This weekend I was watching a video by Brendon Burchard about SMART goals and the lack of people dreaming big. It really hit home for me. When I was young, I set some unrealistic goals. I did not necessarily reach them, and yet, I did not feel like a failure because I achieved some amazing things.
Now I am 47 and have taken this idea of smart goals to heart. I have to be honest. In the last 10 years all I have done is survive, not thrive.
So today, I am sharing with you the video he posted and one of the goals I had and how I am changing it.
I had a goal of getting rid of 20 pounds in three months by eating better and exercising for 30 minutes a day. My dream is to get rid of 100 pounds, and if you listen to Brendon, that is not a good enough way to make this happen. So my new goal is to become so healthy and vibrate with so much energy to accomplish all my other goals, which include two charity projects, a race and a triathlon. You might think that is a realistic goal. Here’s the thing. Since I had surgery in January, I have exercised very little and I am severely out of shape. Let’s see how it goes.
What is an unrealistic goal for you? Does it follow the D.U.M.B formula?
D is for dream
U is for uplifting
M is for method friendly and
B is for behavior driven.
Check it out.
Yesterday I was watching videos on YouTube and I ran into this video from Brendon. I am going to add the video below. The thing that grabbed my attention was that he was talking about a study that showed that the average adult spends 4 hours a day watching TV, which is the equivalent of 13 years with the boob tube. Then he explained that some of us don’t watch TV but we do have distractions that are the same as this situation.
I was distracting myself on the internet at the time and I still found what he said very telling. Then he said that the cost of that is a million dollars. Let me say that again. The cost of spending four hours a day distracted is $1,000,000.00. Crazy!
Then I started thinking about the average person, me. If I take two hours a day off my distractions and spend it learning something that would help my writing or my social media management, I could start making some extra money from things I really love.
I think this is a great concept that we all can adapt. Your distractions might be a particular thing, like Facebook, or Netflix or playing solitaire. It does not matter. I’m not telling you to give it up all together. My suggestion is to take two hours of your day to spend with the people you love, with a project that really interest you or doing something you truly love. You will be amazed at what you can accomplish.
What do you think? I’m going to plug the video below and I hope you leave your comments and share this blog post.