Achieving Your Goals Part 4
Transformation starts with where you put your focus. If you are like me, there are probably several areas of your life that you’d like to expand and improve upon by setting goals. You know that you’d feel happy when you completed them. But today I’d like you to consider what’s the ONE goal that you REALLY want to accomplish?
What’s the one that fills you with excitement and passion and makes your heart beat fast when you dream of the possibilities?
By pursuing goals that totally excite you, you’ll be way more motivated to achieve them. And when you encounter roadblocks (which we know always happens), you’ll be more likely to find a way to overcome them. Passion is the fuel that will drive you forward and enable you to keep going when things are tough.
What’s one thing, when completed, will be the tipping point for everything else you want to do?
You can transform your life by pursing a single goal. Think about the weight loss transformations you see in magazines or the inspirational stories of employees who built their dream business while working full-time. It all started with a single goal that changed the direction of their lives.
Why is this goal important?
Once you determine your BIG goal and you feel excited and passionate about it, the next step is to dig a little deeper and uncover why this goal matters to you. This is important because it helps you understand what’s motivating you. On the bad days when you find obstacles in your path or encounter setbacks, your motivation will have to be powerful enough to give you the strength to keep moving forward.
Your motivation doesn’t have to be about you. For example, if you’re a parent dealing with weight challenges, maybe you’re afraid that you won’t live to see your child graduate high school unless you change how you eat. In this case, your motivation is your child. So when you’ve had a horrible day and want to numb out with some emotional eating, you can anchor into your big why and think of your child in his or her graduation gown.
What’s the first step?
Now that you know what you want, it can be helpful to make a list. Write down all the ways your life will benefit when you’ve achieved your goal. This list can help you stay motivated and give you the courage to keep moving forward towards your dream.
While you may not realize it right now, setting and achieving one key goal that’s important to you can be the start of your brand new life. It has the ability to literally transform you into the radiant, balanced and beautiful woman that you are meant to be.
If you have trouble coming up with a goal that you’re passionate about, watch for this helpful bonus workbook. [Coming March 16, 2106]