Admit it. The reason you don’t set real goals is because you’re convinced you won’t hit them. They are just like that New Year’s resolution to lose 800 lbs in a week.
You know by setting that goal, too, that you will have to keep your ass focused. No time to fuck off on Facebook. No time to check in on the latest Kardashian gossip. I know you hate ‘em, but you just can’t stop hitting the refresh button on their life.
So you say to yourself, week after week, that THIS will be the week that you will get your shit together and act like a real BOSS. Except you don’t. You fall right back into your old routines.
They are comfortable, warm and they don’t judge. Neither do your yoga pants, but when someone looks at your ass and sees more Mcdonalds than Yoga, well… it’s just another goal you decided wasn’t worth chasing.
It’s way easier to sit back, coast along and stay safe. Everything is fine. There’s no reason to go any harder when you’ve found a lane to hit cruise control on.
Yet, when you wake up in the middle of the night most weeks, you’re laying there, between your partner’s snores listening to the voice of honesty which only seems to really get an audience with you when it’s dark o’clock.
And it tells you how awesome this thing is that you want to launch. And that it would help so many people, it’s something they really want and need. And that you could literally take your business to the next level if you just took the first step.
That first step is scary, but you do the first step.
That first step being you get to your desk and pull out the post-it notes and jot down your grand dream from last night.
And there it sits. A week later you wonder what in the hell “daring dream designed life” meant when you wrote it down. So you chuck the post-it note in the round bin and go on with your undisciplined and hardly remarkable life.
Because it is always easier to ignore a dream during the daytime.
So is this really how it’s gonna be? You have an internal list a mile long of the things you should be doing, but you just can’t bring yourself to do it.
You’re comfortable in your distracted life. There’s really no reason to leave your comfort zone.
Or is there?
Maybe be choosing to ignore the dreams in the daytime you’re also saying to yourself that no one REALLY needs what you have. That you’re not really going to ever make a change in someone else’s life. It’s not like you’re Oprah.
To that I respond with: you don’t need to be Oprah to make a change in this world.
You don’t need to be Oprah to make a difference in someone else’s life.
You don’t need to be Oprah to share your message.
You don’t need to be Oprah to be a thought leader.
You don’t need Oprah’s permission to be you.
And you can’t wait on Oprah to show up at your house and tell you this.
You already know it deep down inside, except you choose not to listen.
Today is the day you listen.
Alycia Wicker is a business coach for creative entrepreneurs. Her clients land more of their own dream clients and make more cash, period. Celebrity gossip whore. Elvis-obsessed.