A couple of weeks ago I took my family Axe Throwing while we were on vacation in Whistler. We had never done this before and had really no idea what to expect. What started out as a fun activity quickly turned out to be a challenge that my daughter took on with all her might! As the hour began to wind down and with no successful bullseye, my daughter said "I am not leaving until I hit it". Then with 2 minutes to go and after 45 axe's thrown with her eye on the target and determination in her eyes she reached back propelled the axe forward and hit the BULLSEYE! It was a moment in her life she will never forget. It was not just the bullseye she hit but the process that will have a lasting effect. Although it didn't start out that way as time went on she became clear on what she wanted (hitting the bullseye). Also her WHY became clear to her. Hitting the bullseye meant that she could do it. That she could put her mind to something, be determined and relentless and do what it takes to achieve it. Her success was not just in hitting the bullseye but the steps she took to do it.
- Gaining Clarity on the WHAT and WHY
- Being focused and taking consistent Action.
- Staying Determined (keeping a strong Mindset)
As Business Owners and really for all of us in life too many times we have a goal or target we want to reach and either we don't really have a strong enough WHY or we simply stop focusing on the WHY and eventually stop doing the things we need to do in order to reach that goal or target. Think about what your WHY is (your mission) as well as your WHAT (your vision or your goals and dreams). Then with all your might, determination and focus develop the skills you need, build the team to help you and surround yourself with others that can help guide you along the path to achieving your WHAT.