The first of the year is a time of renewal and new beginnings. Many of us draw a line at the end of 2019 and start fresh with new goals and resolutions for the new year. While there may be some merit to this, in this podcast, Ellie Frey Zagel challenges you to think about this time and your goals a little differently.
When you start over on a goal, you lose momentum and leave behind the pride you should feel about the hard work you did in the previous year.
Ellie shares a story from her personal experience working towards a goal that she achieved in 48 days instead of 30 (as the goal stated initially). What if she had given up after 30 days when she was shy of meeting the goal? Does it matter that it took her 48 days? As she shares, there is also significant value in recognizing what she learned along the way.
By seeing the goal through, even though it was outside of her timeline, she was able to prove to herself that the goal was possible. She is now equipped to do it again, and likely in a shorter period of time.
Notable & Quotable
This is really important: I was becoming the person who makes her impossible goals—a person who does something that she’s never done before. —Ellie Frey Zagel
I’m becoming a person who honors her schedule. I’m becoming the person who serves her clients better than anybody else could ever serve her clients. I am becoming the person who has a real, thriving, successful business. I’m becoming the person, the leader, the business woman, the mom, the wife, that I want to be one goal at a time. —Ellie Frey Zagel
I am not going to keep doing the same things over and over again and expect different results. That’s just not how you achieve goals. —Ellie Frey Zagel
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