I was recently reminded again that we place greater value on things that we pay for, rather than things that are free. Not only that, when we to pay for something, there’s a better chance for growth and a breakthrough.
Paying to get 2014 off right
Claudia and I purchased Michael Hyatt’s goal-setting program a few weeks ago and, I have to tell you, it has really helped us get focused and excited for the year ahead.
While we’ve set goals for a number of years now, 2013 had been somewhat of a tough year and we were looking for something that would give us a fresh new perspective in 2014.
We knew if we just went through our normal goal-setting process, it’d be easy to let the challenges of the past year affect how we planned for our future.
So, we decided to try something different and we purchased Michael’s goal-setting program.
It paid off! It gave us a fresh new perspective and a new framework to launch from. But it wasn’t just that we had used a new goal-setting program, it was that we paid for a new goal-setting program.
We place greater value on what we pay for.
My wheels started to turn
As I saw the effect of us paying for something to reach a desired outcome, it got me thinking.
If paying for something helped us with setting goals, how much more would paying for something help us reach goals?
What if I paid for coaching or training for my business? How much more would that propel me towards reaching my business goals?
What if we paid for a weekend getaway or a marriage seminar? How much more would that catapult Claudia and I in reaching our marriage goals?
My challenge to you
Pick one of your goals, perhaps the one that, if accomplished, would have the greatest impact on all the others, and pay for something to help you reach it.
It could be paying for coaching or training, attending a seminar, or buying a new running outfit, or even getting a babysitter.
I don’t think you’ll be disappointed with the results!
What’s one goal where you know that paying for some aspect of it would have a dramatic impact on you reaching it? You can share your response in the comment section of this post.