What Every High Achiever Has Conquered
June 6, 2022
Nancy Hetrick, CDFA®, MAFF®, AWMA®
When you observe high achievers, what do you think? I used to think things like, “They have something I don’t have. They were obviously very lucky. There’s no way I could ever achieve like that.”
Then I started reading. I read autobiographies, articles, and interviews with highly successful people and you know what? They’re not special. Don’t get me wrong, they all have some talent but so do all of us. They just decided to maximize it and FOCUS.
“You see, achievers have mastered DRIFT. They refuse to let it happen. They create planning systems to stay focused, and accountability partners, and they ALWAYS do what needs to be done, even when they don’t want to.”
Because you see, we are wired wrong for achievement. We are HARD WIRED to be lazy and stay in a tightly controlled structure. Our comfort zone. Because 2000 years ago if you went outside that structure you might get eaten by a lion! And if you worked too hard you would need too many calories and you would also potentially perish.
When I decided to launch my CDFA practice, I was SO MOTIVATED! I just dove right in and started ticking off the things on my list. Build a website. Create an LLC. Design my business cards. Create a brochure. Network, network, network, network.
For a little while.
And then it happened. DRIFT
You see I knew what needed to be done, but I succumbed to my base nature to be lazy. I was working from my living room (big mistake for me, no focus) and started picking up the occasional Oprah and Ellen shows and before you know it, all the things I KNEW I needed to do to be successful just stopped happening. This is the dreaded DRIFT.
It happens to all of us. We create systems. We set goals. We choose New Year’s Resolutions. We’re excited to create change in our lives. And then we drift. We fall right back into old habits and look up a year later and realize that none of our goals have been realized.
You see, achievers have mastered DRIFT. They refuse to let it happen. They create planning systems to stay focused, and accountability partners, and they ALWAYS do what needs to be done, even when they don’t want to.
And that’s it. That’s all there is to it.
Much easier said than done.
How many times have you SWORN that you were going to really focus on building your divorce business only to look up a year later with no progress?
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