Do you write down and know your goals so that you can decide daily what you need to do to achieve them?
Without clearly defined goals, you will be wasting your time and money. Ask yourself: are the decisions I’m making getting me closer to my goal, or farther away? If you haven’t already, take some time to clearly articulate and write down your goals.
Start with the end in mind.
With a clearly defined goal, you’ll understand trade-offs. Trade-offs are situations in which you must choose between or balance two things that are opposite or cannot be had at the same time. Sometimes it can be something that you do not want, but must accept in order to have something that you want
Look at it this way: if your goals don’t wake you up early, keep you up at night, and give you the fire of desire, then there is something wrong with your goals.
If you are not going to stand up for something, you’ll fall for anything.
First, start with the end in mind. Next, build your reputation. Your brand is what people think of when they think of your name. Protect your reputation and do not let your emotions control your actions.