DAY 7: LONG TERM SUCCESS
Welcome to the final day of this challenge: Day 7 of ‘7 to Unstoppable’! If you have made it so far and have done all the challenges, give yourself a HUGE pat on the back! You are much stronger today than you were when you started this last Monday.
For this last challenge, we will be looking at long-term success. We will be committing to strengthening our minds for the long term so this challenge has its highest chances of success.
For today’s challenge,
1. Recognise one thing you do that could be sabotaging your success.
Think long and hard about your habits, your thoughts, and see what it is that is lacking, or you are doing that is sabotaging your chances of success. There are a few ways of doing this. Maybe you already know. Maybe you need to work on following through on every shiny new endeavour you jump into. That could be sabotaging your success. Maybe your time management really needs some work.
Or maybe you are just not sure. If that is the case, call a close friend and have a conversation with them. Candidly ask them their opinion of what they think could be hindering your success. If they are not sure how to respond, lead them on with questions like this:
“You have known me for a while and I would value your insight. What do you think could be my blocks when it comes to getting my business off the ground?”
“I think my self confidence (for example) really needs some work because of that time [give example]. Do you think it is my self confidence that could be an issue? Or do you think it is something else?”
“How do you think I could fix my inherent laziness so I can go find a more awesome job?”
If your friend still is not giving you anything, hang up and call someone else more insightful.
2. Once you have some valuable data from your friend, or you have already figured out what it is that is holding you back, create a mitigation plan.
3. Commit to holding yourself accountable to your mitigation plan for the next three weeks. Put reminders on your phone for this.
4. After three weeks, revisit this exercise. Have you built yourself up and started letting go of what was holding you back? If not, repeat from Step 1.
The purpose of this final challenge is to be mindful of what sort of habits you harbour or what sort of mentality you subscribe to. On Unpsychology, we are big fans of growing ourselves constantly and letting go of anything that does not serve our growth or success.
Once you recognize what holds you back from being more successful in your job, your business, your life, – and you actively work on acknowledging it – your road to success becomes MUCH shorter.
CONGRATULATIONS, this is the LAST challenge of ‘7 to Unstoppable’, and you have completed it! You have persevered, stuck with the challenge and shown incredible consistency. Consistency is SO IMPORTANT! Jeff Olson, author of The Slight Edge outlines and gives tons of examples in his book about how small consistent, directed action DAILY is the secret of massive success in life. I highly recommend this book.
(As a gift to you, here is a list of books I recommend if you are looking to achieve better results in several areas of your life)
Feel free to brag about completing this challenge to your friends: I guarantee you they WILL be impressed.
Leave a comment below with how you did, or send me an email! I look forward to hearing from you!