With the new year is right around the corner, it’s a great time to set both personal and professional resolutions. It’s a time when you can essentially wipe the slate clean and start over. If you’ve struggled to stay passionate and focused this year, then this is a great New Year’s Resolution for your business.
Let’s take a look at how you can achieve this resolution and stay passionate and focused in 2012.
#1 Analyze why you’ve struggled to stay passionate and focused
Are you working too hard? Are your goals not being met? Are you struggling? Any or all of these things can affect your ability to stay passionate and focused.
Before you can make a change it’s important to assess what has gone wrong in the past. Spend some time contemplating why you’ve struggled to stay passionate in your business. It’s entirely possible that you’ve chosen the wrong business for your personality and interests. Or perhaps your target market wasn’t as focused as you had thought. That’s okay. The upcoming year is the perfect time to make things right.
#2 Identify habits you’d like to adopt to support your resolution
A steady system of positive and supportive habits will help you make a change for the better. For example, one of the reasons you may have trouble staying focused could be because you don’t have a quiet workspace.
You can create a workspace and then create the habit of spending time there each day. If you’re trying to be productive from the kitchen table or living room couch, it may be difficult. Create habits that support your success.
If you’re struggling to stay passionate about your business because you’re overloaded with tasks you dislike, outsource the tasks you can unload. Then create a habit of managing the uninteresting tasks and then rewarding yourself with some fun. By adding a positive reward to the task, you can approach it with a better attitude.
#3 Slow and steady wins the race
One of the reasons most New Year’s Resolutions don’t stick is because people expect too much right away. The secret to achieving your goals is to manage them in smaller, bite-sized chunks. Break your goal down into smaller and more manageable steps. Determine why you’re not passionate about your business. Identify why you’re unfocused. Create smaller goals to help you change your habits.
Embracing positive habits and making lifestyle changes will help ensure you achieve your goal. Your business will be much more successful when you can embrace it passionately. It’ll be more fun too!
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