Friday, January 8, 2010

Reach Higher in 2010

Buon Anno! That means "Happy New Year" in Italian. No matter where you are in the world, everyone loves to have a new beginning—a time to begin anew, evaluate the last year, and set goals for the new year. When we take time to thoughtfully plan out our goals, we are in essence creating the future. 4Life is committed to giving you the tools to create your own future.

One of the best ways to make your goals more than just wishes is to break them down into do-able and reachable stages. The key is to make them challenging, but not impossible. This is exactly what our team at 4Life has done with the 90 Days of Power challenge.

Recently, we witnessed an enlightening demonstration; someone who could jump very high was asked to jump as high as possible and touch the wall. He jumped very high and the presenter marked it with tape on the wall. The young man stated that this was his personal best and that he could not go any higher. He tried a few times and indeed he could not jump higher than that. The presenter then placed a candy bar just above the tape on the wall, and told the young man to grab the right corner of the candy bar because it was sticking out a little more than the rest of it. With the audience cheering him on, the young man was able to out-jump his best jump and obtain the candy bar.

This was a great lesson for us. While our goals need to be reachable, they must stretch us beyond what we are currently doing. A little motivation to "sweeten" the challenge, as well as some cheering from others, can really help give us the extra power we need to reach higher.

We encourage you to take the first 90 days of 2010 and increase the power of your business-building efforts. Stretch yourself to reach new goals and challenge your group to do the same. We know you can reach the candy bar—we're cheering for you!

Click here to get started on your 90 Days of Power challenge!