Keep Your Momentum Year-round

By HR|February 1, 2018|Leadership|0 comments

We’ve officially ended January. Some refer to it as the “trial month”, but we know it’s the month where we are super passionate about any new year resolutions we might have made. And as February rolls around, that passion starts dwindling. Your diet just isn’t cutting it, you’re suddenly to busy for the gym, and that new project you started just isn’t as exciting anymore.

The goals we set shouldn’t be something we only work toward temporarily; we’d never reach them that way. So here we share 3 things to make sure you are doing in order to maintain the momentum you created at the beginning of the year. They apply to all aspects of your life, not just business. It’s something we encourage our employees at North Inc to do continuously in order to keep us moving forward.

1. Mentality Check – “What you focus on, grows.” Have you ever found someone annoying, and then suddenly everything they do is annoying? That’s because you’re looking for the annoying things. Similarly, throughout your day, or your work, if you are focusing on the things that are going wrong or make you unhappy, you will keep finding them over and over again.

It is very important to pay attention to what you’re focusing your attention on. If you focus on the things going wrong that those feelings of unhappiness, stress, and frustration will continue to grow. On the contrary, if you learn to identify progress, take mistakes as learning opportunities, and celebrate small wins, you will keep yourself motivated to see you projects/goals all the way through.

2. Be Mindful¬†Small Decisions – The small decision you make lead you to the big results. Have you heard of the slight edge theory? One small, good decision everyday over time will make a drastic difference. Whether it’s cutting out the extra sugar you add to your coffee every morning, or getting to the office 10 minutes earlier everyday. It might not make a difference that day, or even that week, but by the end of the month you’ll start seeing a big difference. You will control your attitude through the decisions you make every single day.
3. Big Picture Focus – You’ll either see the goal or all the obstacles in the way of your goal. Create a “no excuse” mentality toward whatever it is you want to achieve. What are you willing to do to achieve it? How hard are you willing to work? Are you willing to learn all that you need to learn?
The way you speak about your goals determine if you reach them or not. Is it something you should do or something you must to do? At the end of the day, your goals don’t care about your feelings or how tired you are to wake up in the morning. Focus on the big picture and what you want to accomplish and you’ll be able to make the hard decisions along the way.
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