Everyone, even the most successful leaders, struggles to achieve their goals sometimes. Whether there’s a lack of motivation, no will to begin, or too much going on, we’ve all been there at some point. Luckily, according to Marie Forleo’s book, Everything is Figureoutable: How One Simple Belief Can Help Us Overcome Any Obstacle and Create Unstoppable Success, adopting a mindset that everything can be figured out can help you reach any goal no matter how big or small.
The book explores everything from relationships and happiness to success and reaching goals. Forleo provides a nine-step framework to support the mentality that everything is figureoutable and that if you set your mind to something, it can be achieved. In the book she outlines several personal anecdotes about times the steps worked for her and others.
To reach that intimidating goal you’ve been thinking long and hard about, you must be willing to try new things, connect with others, and be prepared to do the work. You have to believe that you can achieve your goals because if you can envision something, you can get it done. If you cut out excuses as to why you can’t get something done you can accomplish even more. Your actions are because of yourself and not others and things around you.
The book suggests that to accomplish your goals you should clearly define your dream. You don’t want to start any projects before you know what you are trying to accomplish, so define your dream by outlining exactly what your end goal is. If you know what you are aiming for, you’re more likely to hit it.
Another thing that gets in many leaders’ way when working toward a huge goal is waiting to be “ready.” The book explains that waiting until you’re ready causes many people to never start. So get ahead of the game because there will never be a good time to begin. Don’t get too caught up in everything you do being perfect. While you want to ensure you complete quality projects, you have to remember that progress is important to every task.
Along with several other steps, the final step to adapting an “everything is figureoutable” mindset is to remind yourself that you have something special to offer. As a leader, you have something unique to bring to the table that the world needs. By empowering yourself by believing you are needed, you are more likely to achieve your goals.
By adopting the nine steps outlined in the book, all leaders are guaranteed to achieve even the most intimidating goals. Get yourself a copy of the book and shoot for your goals. Remember: don’t make excuses, make progress, and start now.