You are in the home stretch for 2021. How close are you to achieving your goals? I know you can get overwhelmed and maybe things will seem like they are not going to work out, but you are just one decision away from completing and achieving your heart desires! September is the perfect month to revisit and adjust to having a successful 2021.
Just believe and for some added support. Here are 9 practical and strategic steps that you can implement today to start strong and stay the course for developing an awesome life.
Start paying attention to what you say about your goals. It is important that you feel as though the goals are realistic and obtainable. This is important because you must know yourself before you will choose the goals you want to achieve. Self-awareness gives you the ability to recognize, understand, and manage your emotions.
Set goals that motivate you. This is not the time to set goals in place that you do not like. You will more than likely not finish and if you do it will be a real struggle. One way to measure this is if it’s important to you. For example, many will say investments are important. You set up an investment account with a goal of putting aside 20% but investing is not your cup of tea, but you love traveling. At the end of the timeframe, you have a few hundred in the investment account. Imagine if you saved for travel as the goal. I am pretty sure you will have 20% or more. Why? Traveling is important to you.
Write Your Goals
The act of writing makes you believe they are real and tangible. I write all my goals down and use categories as wee such as health, spirituality, money, and relationship. In each category, I make sure I use words like will instead of would or might. I want to give myself the perception it’s something that is supposed to be accomplished.
Vision is your big why meaning who you desire to become in the future maybe 5 or 10 years from now, how you want your life to look, what are your accomplishments. When creating your vision take off all limitations and design your life with nothing holding you back. Your vision can answer questions like what kind of people will surround you. What would you want to be known for or what would be your business or career? How would your family look and interact? What type of house will you live in and car you will drive?
An accountability partner is important as it will increase your personal accountability. Your partner will help you stay committed to the goals, vision, and words you have spoken. They become the person you do not want to let down while helping you uncover red lights and blind spots on your journey. Your partner can be a friend, colleague, coach, or mentor to anyone you can trust and value their feedback.
Persistence and Consistency
Persistence and consistency are key in any vision, goal, or dream. It has been stated that it takes about 10,000 hours to become a professional in any field of study. For example, the famous group the Beatles became astonishing musicians because they spent countless hours playing. As you are taking on your new vision just remember it will take time and effort of doing it deliberately before becoming a part of your life. Remember nothing happens overnight.
You must become very intentional in accomplishing your goals. Every day you want to begin with reading your daily goal. In doing so you will be placing what needs to be accomplished at the forefront. By being intentional when things or situations arise that are not aligned with your goals you will easily recognize and know to engage in such activity will not take you to your desired destination.
People you Admire
It is very important to surround yourself with people who inspire you too the greatest. Lately, I have been following Oprah Winfrey. I have always admired her and now as I find out more about her life I have a new fondness for her. If you are in a situation where you are the greatest, then you need new friends. In aspiring to other’s greatest you can ask them questions like how they got to the level they are at, how do they improve themselves, and why they do what they do. If you don’t know anyone in your immediate circle of friends, you could use autobiographies of people you admire. I have a friend who admires Jim Rohn so much that I thought he was his personal mentor, but he had never met him but study a lot of his work.
Action is the most important step in making the goals come true. If YOU are not 100% on board with your goals, there is no way any action will follow. As you believe in yourself and our goals you will take yourself to new heights. Keep pushing knowing the best is yet to come.
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