SO I made some simple monthly goals for August…..Buuuuttt….
Well, first, here they are:
So I’m excited about this Ryan Deiss thing because it’ll actually help a lot of people.
But here’s the problem…..actually it’s not really a PROBLEM but more of a long-term thing I’ve been pondering.
I used to have this over-arching goal of making a lot of money and being able to do my work from wherever…..and if I DON’T WANNA DO WORK, I don’t have to.
Well this recent 2-week New York trip I took very much reminded me that I HAVE ALREADY ACHIEVED THAT!
For example (and excuse me because this sounds like bragging, but it’s not):
- I didn’t do ANY work for 2 weeks….yet still made money everyday.
- I didn’t have to worry about what I spent on anything.
- I uprooted from Austin and stayed in NYC for 2 weeks with virtually no impact on business.
Seems like I clearly accomplished the dream! HOOOOOOOORAY!!!! …right?
The queer thing about life is that once you HIT a goal….it no longer seems so great. I guess since I was present for every single day that I slogged it out doing work…..this goal was almost “expected” to happen.
I’ve been back to Austin the last few days, and I’ve felt a bit apathetic about a lot of things.
I’ll set my alarm for 7am, but I won’t get out of bed, not because I’m lazy…..but because I’m thinking “I don’t NEED to wake up this early to do my work.”
It’s the weirdest damn thing that when you actually achieve something you’ve been working for…..you kind of don’t care anymore.
And I believe the reason is you must ALWAYS be working towards a goal.
“BUT NEVILLE….RIGHT ABOVE THIS YOU HAAAVE A GOAL!!”
Actually let’s modify that:
As Earl Nightingale says, “You must always be working towards a WORTHY goal.”
Anyhow, it’s interesting to think if you have a goal set out….that YOU think is a WORTHY goal.
Here’s a FANTASTIC Earl Nightingale podcast recorded decades ago….but the advice is priceless. This is from a rare collection of Earl Nightingale talks called “Lead The Field”. Enjoy & learn!