Monday Motivation: A Perfectly Crafted Life
Monday Motivation, 1.7.19
Written by: Ben Rogers
Every Monday, The Rogers-Long Team meets for one of its two weekly meetings. The Monday meeting always ends with “Monday Motivation” in which a few minutes are spent listening to one team member presenting a quote, a quick reading from a book, a scene from a movie, or anything else they find motivating to provide a “spark” to the whole team on a Monday morning.
“Your life has been crafted perfectly to produce exactly what your life is producing right now.”
In other words, wherever you are in your life right now, at this moment, is because of what you have done to create it.
This can be difficult to hear for some, especially if you’re unhappy where you are in your life right now, at this point in time. Think about it: every small decision you’ve made, every little action you’ve taken, everything you’ve ever done in your life has been added up perfectly to create you and your life as it is today. We’re going to call that your baseline. Today – how you feel, where you are, what you’re doing, what you’re producing, the money you’re making, the relationships you have with your friends and family – that is your baseline. If someone wanted to be the exact person you are in the exact situation you’re in, they would need to make every small decision and take every little action exactly as you have to be at your baseline. Your baseline is your perfectly crafted life.
Now, you may not be satisfied with your baseline or the way that your life has been ‘perfectly crafted’, and that’s okay. We all want to get better, we all want to grow, we all want to increase our baseline. This time of year is well-known as “goal-setting season”. Let’s start increasing our baseline by listening to the words of Andy Andrews when he says “Instead of just laying a number out there, instead of setting a goal like we have traditionally, we’d be a lot better off in the long run if we could figure out how to legitimately increase what we really believe.” So, how do we increase what we really believe?
This time of year everyone wants to work on their budget, but few remember that one of the most important things to budget for is time to work on yourself. When we spend time working on ourselves, we are able to increase what we really believe.
In light of this thought process, here are a few tips on setting goals as we close out “goal-setting season” so that you can increase what you really believe:
- Budget time to work on yourself. Every day, you budget time to eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Most people budget time weekly to go to the gym, spend time with family, and other ‘traditional’ things. Consider blocking out time daily to work on yourself – your own personal growth and development.
- Start a dream journal. After you’ve budgeted time to work on yourself, spend some of that time writing down what you could do, have, or be if money didn’t matter. After you write down your thoughts, rip out the piece of paper and throw it away. YES – throw it away! Do this so that you have no limits. Rinse & repeat daily. Suggestion: do it in the morning.
- Dream big, act small. Successful people are a result of successful habits. Dream big, but act small. Focus on your next decision, your next action. Do those decisions and actions get you one step further to your dreams?
As you’re able to increase what you really believe about yourself, the “numbers” will take care of themselves. Seattle Seahawks Quarterback Russell Wilson says that “potential just means you haven’t done it yet”. If you want to increase you baseline, go get after it and reach your full potential – what you really believe. Happy New Year.
Inspiration from this blog taken from Andy Andrews’ Podcast called “The Professional Noticer”. The specific episode is “Setting Goals This New Year” and can be found here.
Ben Rogers, The Team Leader of The Rogers-Long Team, has been in the real estate business since 2012. In 2014, he began The Rogers-Long Team with Kevin Long, which produced over $25,000,000 in volume production in 2017. In addition to selling homes and leading the team, Ben hosts a podcast show called the “The Bottom Line”, which can be found by clicking here. The Bottom Line is a Podcast that links lessons learned from sports, business, and life and is targeted at those who are striving for excellence, while ‘Average Sits on the Bench’.