Here’s part 3 of the 9 Year-End Mistakes that sabotage your year before it begins:
7. Focus on what you want to get
When we think about the a new year, new beginnings, and new opportunities, it is easy to allow our thoughts to focus on the outcomes we want. For instance, we may want to be debt free, have a new house, get a promotion, or any of a thousand worthy goals.
The challenge with this type of thinking is that it puts our focus in the wrong place. None of us can choose our outcomes. We can only choose our disciplines. Our disciplines will choose our outcomes for us. We cannot choose to be debt free. We can choose to use a cash system so that we are forced to spend only what we make and we can choose to begin a debt snowball. We cannot choose to get a raise, but we can choose to develop our leadership skills and influence skills through education and training so that we distinguish ourselves from our peers.