How to Reach Your Goals?
Spend Time to Track them!
+ Do you know how you eat an elephant? One bite at a time. I’m not suggesting that you go out tomorrow and try to eat an elephant, but what I am suggesting is that you take this same approach when going after your dreams and goals. Let’s face it, once you have set your dreams and goals, it is a wonderful process, but it is also intimidating. And, one of the biggest mistakes many people make when they embark on their dream journey, is they let fear and doubt overtake them and become so overwhelmed to the point that they barely even start. Don’t let this be you.
+ If you are dreaming big enough, your dream should be daunting and intimidating, and if it isn’t, you need to expand your mind. If you’ve never thought, “wow, how am I going to do all of this?” – go immediately back to the drawing board, don’t pass GO and re-evaluate what you really need to accomplish in your life. Your dreams are designed to stretch you, so feeling uncomfortable is a natural part of the process. Now, how do you attack fear and doubt as you are trying to move forward?
+ The first step is very simple. Take it one step at a time. Don’t let the size of your dream overwhelm you. Break it down into bite size pieces that you can digest. This helps you in a couple of different ways. First, it increases your belief that you can actually achieve your dream, and second, it reduces the burden of feeling overwhelmed. So, how do you break your dream down into bite size pieces? When you establish your dream initially, you should have developed a goal with a deadline.
Have a Process in Place
+ For example, let’s say you want to open up a clothing boutique by January 2016. There are a lot of steps that need to be accomplished between now and that end date. Write down everything that you need to accomplish from your business plan, to funding to finding a site for your shop. Break down your tasks by month, week and day and follow this plan. Now, you still have your big goal of opening your boutique but on a daily, weekly basis, you’re more focused on the tasks at hand that you’ve set before you. So, instead of being overwhelmed and doing nothing, you spend the next month working on your marketing and a business plan and that is your focus.
+ This same formula works if your goal is something like losing weight. One of the biggest mistakes most people make when setting a goal like losing weight, is they put too much pressure on themselves to accomplish too much too fast. I understand, you want to have that model figure by the summer time, but the fact is, most people get frustrated and give up way too soon in the process because they become overwhelmed. If you have a goal to lose 50 pounds, be realistic and give yourself 6 months to a year to accomplish this goal, and then break it down into bite size pieces that affect your daily and weekly habits. What you will find, is that you’ll be more likely to stick to your goals because you’re doing a little bit at a time and you’ll see more success.
+ Lastly, reward yourself! You don’t have to wait until you reach your big goal to celebrate. Celebrate small successes along the way. If you finished your marketing and business plan on time, celebrate and have dinner with your partner. If you successfully lost your first 10 pounds, celebrate with some nonfat yogurt or go out and do something fun with a friend. Maybe you can fit into a smaller size pants which is a perfect reason to go shopping. Whatever you do, just remember to enjoy the small successes throughout your journey because this is all part of the process. This is just an alternative to what you’re using now to reach you goals, I hope it helps you!!
Looking forward with you,
P.S. Believe you are capable of achieving your goals just say, “I am capable”. It feels so good when you really feel that connection with you inner being and you’ll hear, “I sure am capable!” Connect with for more great insights at Eyvette Lets Connect !!