How to Reach Your Goals Faster (Without Losing Focus)Learn to take the right actions and stay on track with Natasha Vorompiova.
It’s not a secret that in order to achieve our goals we need to break them down into manageable actions and then start checking those tasks off our to-do lists.
Yet, that rarely happens as planned. You know what it’s like to slave away day after day only to realize that you’ve made very little progress towards your goal.
The problem is that being busy doesn’t always mean being busy with the right tasks.
Rather than focusing on the tasks that take you closer to your goal, you often get distracted by something else. For a small business owner like yourself, it’s incredibly easy to fill your days with things that you know need to get done, but aren’t necessarily the targeted tasks that help you reach your larger goal. Which might be due to misaligned priorities or even identity.
Another type of distraction is when you continuously adjust your course of action in hopes of producing better results. Jumping from one strategy to another, however, is unhealthy for both you and your business. Learning everything about everything is a path to information overload leading to analysis paralysis, and inability to grow your business.
To continuously make progress towards your goal, give priority to actions that produce the results that take you closer to that goal. Any deviation from the chosen course of action will slow you down or entirely take you off the right path.
Of course, this all might sound great in theory. In practice, however, staying focused on the right goal is an extremely challenging task.
I found myself caught in the vicious cycle of constantly “trying on” different tactics when I first started. Not knowing much about online business, I absorbed every piece of information that came my way.
My library of information products was vast, and while these programs looked very promising, I never spent time on most of them. Looking back, I realize it was an unwise use of money and an excuse not to take necessary actions.
It wasn’t until I started looking at those tactics through the lens of my business, skills, strengths, and goals that I was able to concentrate on the tactics right for my business and not worry about the rest.
That allowed me to realize, for example, that building my presence on Pinterest would be a waste of time. Though my clients appreciate my presenting their systems to them as graphics, they don’t look for business systems consultants on Pinterest.
Naturally, there was another piece of the puzzle–following through on my targeted task list. What helped me to consistently take action towards my goals were systems–habits and routines that I could just fall into.
It’s a good practice to lay the foundation for your business trying on the methods of others. But it’s only the start, from which you develop the routines that uniquely suit both your business and personality. Otherwise, you risk losing your ability to express yourself or stand out from the crowd.
When you look at what makes your business unique and what comes naturally to you, you can develop your own natural systems out of that. You’ll notice that systems created this way don’t restrict your quiet power, but allow you to fully express it.
The systems in your business should grow organically from what makes your business unique and special. They should be an extension of your quiet power.
The Bottom Line
To get to your goals faster, make your plan and stick with it by relying on your systems. You don’t need to make yourself into a new person or torture yourself by following structures that feel unnatural. Instead, focus on what makes your business work. Focus on what makes your business unique.
Make your systems work for you.
Relying on systems that reflect your personality and business model will not only allow you to reach your goals faster, but also have fun doing it.
ABOUT NATASHA VOROMPIOVA
Natasha Vorompiova is the founder of SystemsRock, Certified Quiet Power Strategy Coach, and creator of Systematic Success. Her clients are small business owners who start their businesses with passion and a desire for freedom, but find themselves stuck and buried in day-today operations. Natasha creates systems that ensure clients get more done in less time and pave the way for greater profits and long-term success. Find Natasha on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.