By Alycia Edgar
You see, I’m not willing to settle for the status quo - and nor should anyone. I don’t like to be in the comfortable zone for too long. For me, that means I’m not improving.
Let’s face it, when you’ve had a hard journey and you get to your destination, it’s fabulous, a load has lifted and you can relax. But stay there for too long and that relaxation grows to complacency. Hogwash you say; you’re just taking a breather. You’re deluding yourself. That breather can last for one month, one year, maybe two, before you wake up and wonder where did those two years go or why has my business stagnated?
You can’t rest. I’m not saying you can’t take time off - we all need to recuperate. This is different; this is about drive and striving for continuous improvement. Unless you keep the momentum in your drive, you will stagnate and pay the price, possibly two years later!
So what’s next for you? What goal will you pursue now? Be bold, makes goals that really stretch you. Be courageous, buck the trend, get out there and do it!
Is it hard? Absolutely! But what fun would life be if it wasn’t hard? Once the hard work has been done, you can then see the rewards of all that effort come to fruition.
Say NO to being complacent. Push yourself to achieve what you have been put on this earth to do. Have NO REGRETS. Keep striving. You are supported. But only you can strive and make change; no one else can do that for you.
And remember this - when you achieve something in life or business, that’s fantastic, celebrate, but please don’t stop there. There is so much more we are all capable of. So much that you don’t even realise, but it’s there in all of us. Have faith in your ability to achieve great things. You can and you will; you just need to keep striving. If you are struggling to keep that momentum and believe in your abilities, get help; find that someone for you who always asks, “What’s next?”
More by Alycia Edgar
We all have to do lists. And those lists act as a prompt for us to prioritise what needs to be done each day, each week, each month. Lists are great tools for productivity, but they don’t address the why behind the tasks you write on them. Every Wednesday I like to prompt people to [...]
I recently attended a house auction in our community, and the situation prompting the sale affected me so deeply I had to share my thoughts. The couple that own the house are getting divorced, which is sad, but the part which really pains me is that the wife has spent much of her adult life [...]
Have you ever been offered an opportunity that you know isn’t right? You have that feeling in your gut that screams don’t do it. Do you listen to your intuition, or do you say yes anyway? My last post for ABN discussed how to be open to those amazing opportunities that come along using my [...]
Opportunities come in all shapes and sizes and can be absolutely mind blowing in what they can mean for your business. But there’s a caveat. You have to be open to them and be on the lookout for them all the time. Sometimes you're so busy doing that Business thing that you miss that golden opportunity and [...]
I've scaled back; my business and my life. And it all started when I cleaned out my office, reducing it from an entire room to just a desk in the corner, in anticipation of the intended use of our parents retreat! The scaling back of my business was not all by choice, clients moved onto [...]
Life is just one big juggle - the juggle of compromise. Some days I resent the juggle; I just want to do what I want. Selfish? Yes probably, but I think selfishness is a trait closely aligned with commitment. And we are all committed to our business, right? Commitment is defined as: "the act [...]
Photo Credit: www.austinmonthly.com Matthew McConaughey is in the same room as me! Deep breathes. Yes I'm a fan, a big fan, so much so that when I discovered he was partaking in a session at SXSW Film, I just had to be there. It was a once in a lifetime opportunity to see him in [...]
Ambition, drive and motivation are funny things. When you’re on the bandwagon there is no stopping you. Nothing will get in your way. Period. This is often the key to success, but then sometimes it backfires. We can be so ambitious and motivated to succeed that we trip ourselves up. Every mini achievement feeds that [...]
Sometimes you get in a headspace that is not healthy for your business. On the surface everything is okay; you're getting the bare minimum done. But you've lost your enthusiasm, your drive to do more, to be better and grow. And if you stay in that mindset for too long, you can literally kill all [...]
If you have a sales team, imagine the power that can come from them having access to your entire CRM system while they're out and about seeing clients? Alycia Edgar of Coastal Accounting Services shows you how online cloud systems can capture your business on the go, and allow you to integrate online tasks in [...]