Lately when I ask Agency Owners what they want to improve in their business and their life in 2021, I hear things like:
- “I need to make more money”
- “I need to write more policies”
- “My team can do better”
- “I need to get in better shape”
- “My family life is not what it once was”
The comments above are simply symptoms of the real problem. The cause of the problem is YOU. And this is probably one of the most sobering understandings you can reach as you work toward your stated goals.
For years, I had a problem with alcohol. But it wasn’t until 2010 when I sought help that I discovered the real problem was my self-centered behavior and me. I was in denial for a long time, but I am free of that today and you can be free too of what you perceive as your problems.
Whatever it is you want to change—your marriage, your financial situation, your weight—you’ll never achieve lasting change until YOU change. Once YOU improve, everything else around you will improve.
When it comes to achieving your goals, remember it is not your goals that need to be worked on, it is YOU.
You don’t get in life what you want; you get in life what you are. You will only have the level of success in any area of your life that equals your level of self-worth.
But the human tendency is to engage in the study of effects while giving little attention to the cause. People say it’s the fruit that’s bad without studying the roots.
This is the most important personal development distinction you can come to realize. IT (health, marriage, money, career, etc.) is not the issue; the issue is YOU. IT will only be as great as you are. If you work on IT, it will continue to elude you. If you work on YOU, IT will rise to the level of the NEW YOU.
So, write down one thing you want or want to change. This is different than your resolution. This goes further and deeper than a broad resolution.
Now write down 3 ways you can improve yourself in that area.
Attack them today and see your success soar in 2021!