When you were little did you ever say "You're not the boss of me!"
Well, it might not have been true when you were 5, but it is now.
YOU are the boss of you.
Each of us has so much possibility in us.
When we are able to tap into that and identify what it is in life we want,
we are ready to create some goals.
a goal without a plan is just a wish
A goal is simply a statement of intention, something you want because it will enhance your life in some way.
Here are some thoughts on getting started ...
WRITE THEM DOWN
There is power in that pen of yours.
Give some thought to being specific about what your goal is - can you visualize what it looks like when you have accomplished it? What is your timeframe to work towards it? Do you have resources or are they obtainable?
The ability to be clear and specific and visualize what you will feel like when you achieve your goal sets you in motion.
ESTABLISH A NETWORK OF SUPPORT
It never seems to fail that others can always see the best in us.
Hopefully we spend many of our hours with the ability to see the best in ourselves. But, we all have our down days.
Who are your people? Who can you share your goal or dream with? There is power in sharing something that you want to achieve. This is a precious gift, there may be different people you call upon for support in different goals. Having a network of support definitely positions you for success!
As humans, it is easy to default to the path of least resistance
which oftentimes finds us standing in the very same place
we were a month ago, or a year ago, or 5 years ago.
The following are some common obstacles. As you create your goals and plans to achieve them, give this list a read and see if you can identify which things you might be likely to fall prey to.
All of these things will happen, we are humans after all, BUT if we are serious and intentional we can create awareness and support to keep us on track.
Living in a comfortable comfort zone
Letting a negative mindset creep in
Complexities in consistency
Letting outside interests blur our focus
Being impatient with ourselves
Being afraid of changing
Being afraid of what others may think
If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you.