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Have You Noticed Your Path?

YellowBrickRoad-300x168Every year at this time we sit down and make goals, things we want to do, how much money we want to make and so on. Every year goes by and we find ourselves in the exact same position we were in one year ago, it gets frustrating doesn’t it? It’s like we can’t break through the old habits and patterns each of us has, the DNA of our thoughts keeps us from moving forward. Some figure it out, but most don’t, and the cycle starts all over again….we go back to step one and reset the goals only to discover another year has passed and we’re still in the same place we were after doing a reset.

The old saying, ” The definition of insanity is…doing the same things over and over again expecting different results.”

I’m not suggesting you don’t set goals, I am suggesting you set realistic attainable goals.

If you were to look back, go back only 5 years, and then look where you are today, has much changed? If not, your goals and your strategy is not what’s failing you, it’s how you think and how you see. The same thing applies to conferences and events, if you attend the same events every year, and you see the same people there every year, and your business isn’t growing or reaping a benefit from those events, I would suggest it’s time to evaluate those events. The same process should be applied to networking groups, if the same people are there, and business isn’t growing from those people, why go back, you should look at stepping up your networking. Yes, all those people are fun to be with, they’re really nice people, you still have check your indicators.

If you were to go back 10 years, you would see the pattern on a larger scale, you would notice the path you’ve been on. Is or was that path the right path to growing your business, increasing revenue’s, meeting people who move you forward? If yes, then this message is not for you, if No, it would seem you have a serious question to ask yourself. Do you want to change the outcome of the past 5 – 10 years? The best way to change the outcome, you need to change the circles of people you interact with. You need to surround yourself with people who will help you get to the next level.

In many ways, business hasn’t changed in a positive way. What I mean is, there is still far too much resistance to what’s really happening. Here is a challenge for you:

Have you noticed, over the past 5 – 10 years, how many things you used to pay for, are now free. I challenge you to make a list.

Then, review that list and see how many of those things you use in your business.

The list should tell you how much business has changed, you may have to spend some time considering what that change really is.

Every year at this time we have great expectations of how the new year will go, I high suggest you look at how you think about your business, and how business is done in the future. Use foresight as your guide, not your heart, your comfort zone, start looking beyond what you’ve done, and what you’ve had, the problem is usually the same as it has been for the past 5 -1 0 years….you. Take the time to notice the path you’re on.

About Owen Greaves

I'm a Futurist, I write, speak, and teach the open & free business model, the future of business. Create. Differentiate. Deliver.