92% of people fail to achieve their goals every year. This means in our society the average person does not finish what they start and they don’t see their goals through to the end. With that being said, I know that you wouldn’t be listening to this podcast (or this specific episode) if you didn’t believe that your goals were even possible so today I’m going to reveal the most common practices you might be doing that are keeping you average.
Albert Einstein said, “We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.” another way to say this is, we can’t solve our problems using the same mindset that created them.
Often times we like to think of ourselves as being wise and insightful and while those things are true there are areas of our lives where we lack the wisdom and insight we need to get to the next level.
Now, something we all do that keeps us average and underperforming is, whenever we hear information that we have heard before or are familiar with we say to ourselves, “I know that already”. The danger with this is that if you look at the results in your life you’ll see that you don’t actually know it. If you did you would already have success in that area. Here’s an example:
When you’re in a webinar and the host is sharing practical ways to build your business. They talk about funnels, sales strategies, and tracking your numbers. You go through the entire training saying to yourself, “I know that already, I heard that on a podcast, I ready that in a book, tell me something new!”
But your business struggles to collect sales every day, you feel burdened by the lack of progress in your business, and what you are doing is clearly not producing the results you want.
So when you take an honest look at what you say you know compared to the results you have you’ll see that you haven’t yet implemented the information you have to improve your life or business which means you haven’t grasped the immense value in the knowledge you have or you don’t know how to apply it which means you don’t understand and therefore you don’t know this. So the wiser thing to do would be to stay open.
I know this already closes your mind from receiving deeper comprehension and greater awareness of how you can apply it. So if you prefer to stay average, you can continue to tell yourself, “I know this already” simply because you’ve heard it before. But if you want to join the Trailblazers of the world and step into greater alignment stay open to deepening your learning.
Another thing average people do is use words like “try, can’t, and realistic”. Something we tend to forget is that our words reflect our beliefs. Words like try, can’t, and realistic keep us making decisions today that are based on our performance in the past and that is also compared to the level of the performance of the people around us. Here’s what I mean.
Research shows that 60% of people (aka the average person) abandon their goals after 6 months while Trailblazers on the other hand get it done. What’s the difference here? Are average people lazier than Trailblazers? Are Trailblazers more driven than the average person?
I was recently watching Undercover Billionaire which is a show following a select group of billionaires who sign up to take on the challenge of creating a million-dollar business evaluation (starting with nothing) in 90 days.
Now to the average person that sounds insane and unrealistic. They would pass on the opportunity and scoff at anyone who thinks they can do it and that reveals the biggest difference between the average person and Trailblazers.
Trailblazers don’t try. They get it done. It’s like if I asked you to pick up your phone right now. Try to pick it up. I mean literally, right now, try to pick up your phone.
Now right now you’re either holding your phone in your hand or your not. You either picked it up or you did not. There was no trying. Trying is a word we use to make ourselves feel better for our lack of commitment to the things we say we want. In reality, trying doesn’t exist.
We either do something or we don’t. We either do what is required to attain the goal or we don’t. And it’s not about the outcome. It’s about focusing on what is required and doing our best to complete it moment by moment.
So those are the 3 things you might be doing that are keeping you average and my challenge for you is to not only listen to this episode weekly as a reminder but to implement the changes mentioned here so you can grow in your awareness and produce fruit that aligns with your new awareness. Love you and I mean it, hope you found this helpful! Cheers!