Most Millennials and Gen Z require more out of the companies they are affiliated with.
They demand a healthy relationship with their work.
They pay closely attention to their purpose within their role, to their leadership, to what their organization does and most importantly why they do it.
What is Shared Purpose?
Shared purpose is the reason why a company, leaders, teams matter and should bond together.
Shared purpose relates to a personal mission statement, to core values, to personal motivation, to a given motivation.
Shared purpose allows for deeper understanding of overall objectives, clearer expectations of performance and code of conduct, stronger resilience in the face of adversity, job satisfaction on all levels, and better team engagement and alignment.
Following through is hard but gratifying in the long run…
Some people usually don’t follow through because they self-sabotage, misuse their time and energy by procrastinating, setting impossible goals, managing their time poorly, yielding to temptations and distractions.
Other people have internal roadblocks that impede them from taking action because they are either lazy, lack discipline and willpower, fear judgement, rejection or failure, try to be perfect, are too insecure, lack self-awareness, are unconsciously protecting themselves.
Indeed, people who have interval roadblocks and who fail to follow through tend to set unrealistic expectations for themselves and end up underachieving or underperforming.
Furthermore, they overthink everything and lean towards negative thoughts which paralyzes them. Making a decision becomes difficult because they don’t have clear rules and priorities.
They also worry too much. They ruminate on past, present, future, real, fictitious problems that are most likely out of their control.
Finally, they don’t know themselves well enough to create the best goals and environment for themselves.
The Requirements of Following Through
Following through requires four elements: focus, self-discipline, action and persistence.
With focus, you are able to keep “your head in the game and your eyes on the prize”. You concentrate all your effort and energy onto achieving your goals.
With self-discipline, you are bale to regulate your thoughts, control your focus and to work regardless of your emotions and your circumstances.
With action, you are able to get closer to the finish line, execute the plan and translate your intentions.
With persistence, you will develop resilience and be able to push through until you have achieved success.
How To Start Following Through?
To start following through, you have to take a good look at yourself, build a better relationship with yourself, develop the right mindset and equip yourself with the best tools to succeed.
To develop the mindset, you must believe that:
You are capable and hard work leads to success.
The steps that you take are purposeful and fit into a bigger picture.
Discomfort is necessary to success. Following through will require you to get out of your comfort zone and do things that you have never done before.
The information and knowledge you acquire increase with the steps that you take. You learn more about yourself on top of learning new skills and life lessons.
Taking care of your mental health will reinforce your willpower and discipline.
Is Following Through Good For You?
Sometimes, you will have to make the decision to follow through or to give up.
To make the best decisions, you have to create a set of rules that will serve as a guideline, a code of conduct, a task roadmap and a mission statement.
Methods For Following Through
To stay motivated enough to follow through, you must identify the things that motivate you.
Some people want to avoid negative consequences at all cost and will do everything in their power to succeed.
Others are pushed forward by the need and desire to improve their lives.
To stop procrastinating and to follow through:
Associate your present goals with an activity that provides instant gratification.
Break down huge goals in small manageable steps.
Evaluate the risks of inaction.
Create an environment free from distractions and temptations.
Avoid multitasking and focus on one single task at a time.
Group similar tasks together and accomplish them all in one batch.
Create lists of tasks that don’t add value or that are out of your control in order to discharge your mental load.
Acquire between 40% and 70% of information.
Allow yourself to recover mentally from time to time to avoid burnout.
There are many reasons why people stay stagnant in life. In Finish What You Start: The Art of Following Through, Taking Action, Executing, & Self-Discipline, Peter Hollins breaks down the psychology and the art of following through on your goals.
Finish What You Start: The Art of Following Through, Taking Action, Executing, & Self-Discipline is recommended for people who struggle to get things done and is full of powerful tools to help you take action and achieve your goals.
Peter Hollins jumpstarts you towards your dreams, shares several tactics to execute whatever you set your mind to and makes some very good points when it comes to the mistakes people make when pursuing their goals.
Following through boils down to extracting lessons from past failures and knowing yourself well enough to create the best environments, rules and roadmaps for you to succeed.
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Focus guides your thoughts in figuring out how to follow through and directs your actions toward achieving your vision.
Leisure is an important part of life, but if it’s excessive and takes the place of reasonable productivity, then it becomes a vice.
Follow-through is 100% mental. It takes a cognitive effort to follow through on something, especially when you hit discouraging obstacles.
Stop judging yourself and others for being different. We are all different.
Our productivity is very fragile and requires particular care to flourish. Treat yourself to what helps you thrive if you want to follow through.
Everybody is susceptible to experiencing fear at some point in their life…
Some fears are critical to your survival.
Others hinder your success in life.
Some people consider the feelings of fear as a signal to distance themselves from a situation and others as a sign to keep going.
Some people are paralyzed by their fear and others manage to get things done despite their fears.
Which means that fear in itself is not the real problem.
The real problem resides in the way you manage it.
Pushing Past Fear
There are major benefits to pushing past your fears. You will be able to:
Let go of a negative mindset.
Surpass mistakes and bad decisions.
Boost your self-esteem and become more assertive.
Find your purpose and achieve your goals.
Take back control of your life and take action.
The Truth About Fear
Behind every fear, there is the belief that you don’t have the abilities to handle whatever life throws your way.
However, your skills can always be developed.
That means that you won’t need to run away from your fears or work hard at getting rid of them.
That also means that in order to diminish your fears, you will have to developed the abilities to handle whatever life throws at you.
How Do You Manage Fear?
As long as you live and continue to grow as a person, fear can never be totally eradicated.
There are a few steps you can take to better manage your feelings.
1. Connect with your Higher Self
Get in touch with your Higher Self and tap into your intuition.
2. Say Yes
Saying Yes consists in going with the flow and accepting what Life has to offer.
It is an effective coping mechanism an antidote for fear.
3. Take action
People who live in fear feel more helpless than those who actually push through and take risks.
It becomes detrimental to identify your goals and motives to get unstuck.
4. Mind your self-talk
To begin to shift your mindset and to empower yourself, you must monitor the words that you use and the way you address yourself.
You may want to discipline your self-talk and use the power of positive affirmations.
5. Avoid playing the victim
Playing the victim signifies that you have no control over your life, that you have given your power away to someone or something else, and have progressively become paralyzed in your ability to deal with your fears.
In reality, you are the one who chooses the way you feel or act in any given situation.
6. Reclaim your power
Reclaiming your power entails being aware of any disempowering behavior and taking responsibility for your life.
Reclaiming your power means avoiding blaming yourself, blaming your past, present and future, or any other external factors for your life experiences.
Reclaiming your power is understanding that everything you experience is part of your journey.
Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway is a comforting book as Susan Jeffers exposes fear as a learned human condition that can be unlearned.
Furthermore, Susan Jeffers shares powerful and practical tools to fight and overcome fear.
She continually reminds us to take it easy on ourselves and that our good and bad decisions are part of our journey.
Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway shows us how to get the life we truly want, how to face new life situations and adapt to change.
The truth is everyone experiences fear, especially when they are in unfamiliar territory.
The trick consists in feeling the fear… And doing whatever it takes anyway…
The “doing it” comes before the feeling better about yourself. When you make something happen, not only does the fear of the situation go away, but also you get a big bonus: you do a lot toward building your self-confidence.
We can’t escape fear. We can only transform it into a companion that accompanies us in all our exciting adventures; it is not an anchor holding us transfixed in one spot.
A self-assured woman who is in control of her life draws like a magnet. She is so filled with positive energy that people want to be around her.
There is absolutely no need to be upset with your past, present, or future behavior. It is all simply part of the learning process[…].
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Jon Acuff‘s examples and introspective comments are hilarious but also liberating. He shares his strengths, his weaknesses and doesn’t take himself too seriously.
I truly recommend this book because it provides comfort and encouragement. In addition, at the end of the book, Jon Acuff shares a practical step by step guide for you to overcome fear and escape average.
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the surprises life gives are always better than the things you think you see coming.
Average is so popular because average is familiar. We all know how to do average. Ninetynine percent of the people on the planet do average. The road is well worn, the decisions are obvious, and the next steps are crystal clear.
Every journey has a first step. Every dream has a first destination.
No matter what fear and doubt tell you, your identity is not at stake with the decisions you make and the actions you take as you learn.
Don’t buy the lie that changing the world has to be a chore or make you miserable. Be brave enough to have fun with whatever you whittle down in your life.
The 10X Rule By Grant Cardoneis an inspirational and motivational book, written for leaders, entrepreneurs and anyone who wishes to be successful.
It forces you to reevaluate your goals, your purpose and your definition of success.
It encourages you to take risks, “act, produce and create in massive quantities regardless of the situation or circumstances.”
It demonstrates how to be and stay the leader in any field. The 10X Rule focuses on your character, your mindset and your goal-setting skills.
Most of the time, we struggle to reach our goals and don’t understand why. But, Grant Cardone makes it very clear that:
You must be self-aware and self-assured.
You are the only one that stands in front of your goals.
Success depends integrally on the effort, time and energy that you put in.
Most of what society claims to be wrong is an inherent part of success.
To Grant Cardone success is a mindset and is determined by your purpose.
The 10X Rule is not a get rich quick trick. Remember:
All goals are difficult to achieve.
You will always face some type of adversity.
You must assess your abilities and your resources.
Your goals must be extraordinary, appropriate and require motivation.
Success must be constantly maintained.
You current state doesn’t matter.
The way you are perceived doesn’t matter.
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When you have underestimated the time, energy, and effort necessary to do something, you will have “quit” in your mind, voice, posture, face, and presentation. You won’t develop the persistence necessary to get your mission accomplished.
Never take the position that things just happen to you; rather, they happen because of something you did or did not do.
Until a person is done being a victim, he or she is unable to create solutions and success. That person only has problems.
The most valuable chips you have are your mind-set, actions, persistence, and creativity.
If you are not creating new problems for yourself, then you aren’t taking enough action.