Today I was talking to one of my clients, a very intelligent smart professional who is changing his line of work and is starting a new business, and he was telling me that, "Shahab, I'm lost! I'm confused! I don't know what niche I need to focus on! I don't know which area of specialty I need to be working in!", and I noticed that this is a very common pattern among a lot of smart people!
So, a lot of smart people and professionals have good knowledge. They have a great skill set; they have brilliant ideas, but they are kind of stuck. They are confused. They are lost, and they don't know which direction to take, and today, in this short video, I'm going to tell you why you are stuck (if that's you), and how you can get unstuck quite easily!
Now, I know that, as a professional coach, there are various reasons why somebody might be stuck, but a lot of smart people or stuck because they don't have clear specific goals! I know goal setting is such a hackneyed topic, you may have heard about the importance of goal setting a million times, and you may even have written down your goals, but let me ask you this question, let's be honest for a second: Are you absolutely crystal about your ideal professional vision? In 10 years, in 20 years from now, what is that ideal vision for you professionally that you want to live? What is that ultimate goal professionally for you? Are you crystal clear about that?
You may have thought about it; you may have written it before, but the question is: Have you recently revisited it? Have you recently reviewed it? Also, it's not just about the ultimate goal; have you thought about your long-term, mid-term and short-term goals? Have you reviewed those goals recently? And do you have very clear specific action steps in order to get there, especially for short-term goals?
You know, I get it! It's understandable; it makes sense. A lot of us wake up in the morning, and we’re just reacting to whatever comes our way! We're just following the next shiny object! We're just doing what is easy and comfortable, and we're just following the trend and whatever everybody else is doing!
But I'm going to urge you today to take a few minutes out of your day today or maybe take an hour or a couple of hours. Sit down and write down your goals. what is your long-term goal 5 years from now? Mid-term goal, 2 to 3 years from now? Short term goal, 6 months to a year from now? And based on that short-term goal, what needs to be done right now, today, and tomorrow in order to get you closer to that ultimate vision? Are you doing those tasks? Are you taking those necessary actions, or are you just reacting?
So, I know you need to make money; you need to earn a living; you need to support your family, but are you doing the right stuff? And that all goes back to the principle of goal setting. So, if you want to get unstuck, and if you want to revive that fire within yourself, I urge you today: Write down your goals if you haven't already, or review your goals if you haven't done that recently.
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