2019 is done. For some, this was a year of incredible accomplishment. For others, this was the year that got away... again.
The #1 question for both is: WHY?
On a Sunday morning I was chatting with Ryan from our team. We're standing there, enjoying our coffee, looking at a massive amount of equipment, and reviewing a plan for the week. We're discussing how we're going to maintain and keep up with our new supplies throughout the season (DelMoPRO). The one thing we agreed on was if we do a little bit after every event, we'll never be behind, ever. I’ll state that again, IF WE DO A LITTLE BIT CONSISTENTLY, WE'LL NEVER BE BEHIND. We detail how we want the maintenance schedule to go, who will implement, and what materials we'll need to use. We're confident if we do this CONSISTENTLY, we'll extend the life of our investment.
Now, think about YOU.
Think about YOUR maintenance schedule. Think about YOUR health. Think about YOUR goals, YOUR dreams, YOUR current situation in life. What are YOU doing, RIGHT NOW, that is either carrying YOU toward YOUR goal, or in reality - taking YOU further away? One of the toughest things to do in life is call yourself out on your own bullsh*t. Step one: Do that.
Here's a better question: How many of you don't have a CLEARLY DEFINED GOAL? Note: "I want to read more" is not a goal, rather, "I want to read 20 biographies in 2020" is a clearly defined goal. Get it?
BTW, do you know how to read 20 biographies in 2020? You can't do it at once, you do it one page at a time (and Audible.com helps too). You break it down into manageable pieces: 5 pages here, 10 pages there, no less than 1 page per day at least. That's how you do it, a little bit EVERY, SINGLE, DAY. Here's a better one: What if an apple a day is really the answer? What would your life be like? What if you made stashing 10% of your paycheck into the future YOU FUND a top priority...what would that look like in 6 months, 2 years, 10 years? Can't do 10% right now, how about .5%?... Start with that. Start with something, anything. Just don't start with the excuse that you can't. When you make excuses, you are exclaiming you love living a lie.
As Ryan and I were standing there, almost done our coffee, I said to him, "I feel like I'm beginning to hit my stride. 2020 will be year 17 for DelMoSports. When you're young you know, you can listen to people say, "Trust the Process, Stay the Course, Be Patient," but that's the last F'ing thing you want to hear when you're 25 years old. I can't believe I was able to keep going." Ryan, in his super dry way, simply stated, "Dude, you realize like almost no one is willing to do that, right?" In that one moment, I had a flashback to every moment I almost quit, all at once. I thought to myself, how did I keep going? I looked at Ryan, looked at all the equipment in the yard, then looked up at the trees at birds that were flying overhead and thought, "Man, I've got so much I want to do." Translation: time to set new goals.
From now until January 1st, I strongly encourage you to develop an entirely new set of goals and milestones for your personal life, family, business, and health. Some will say, "Be careful what you wish for, you just might get it." What a crock of sh*t. I believe, I know, and I exclaim, "Be crystal clear what you want, develop a plan, take action every day, and you are guaranteed to receive... as long as you don't quit."