Number 3 in my 5 part series on Creating and Attaining Goals.
Find A Goal
There may be several areas of your life that you’d like to improve by setting goals. Find a goal that will fire you up and get you chatting with your friends about it! What’s the first one on your list that when completed will make you feel awesome? What’s the one goal you want to accomplish more than any other, that fills you with excitement, and makes your heart race as you dream of the possibilities?
When you find and focus on that one goal, you have better motivation, which gives you a high probability of completion. Also, by focusing on a goal that motivates, you’ll be more likely to overcome roadblocks. Passion is the fuel that will drive you forward and enable you to keep going when the going gets tough.
What is your transformation point?
You can transform your life by pursuing a single goal that motivates you. Think about the many success and inspirational stories you read about, such as the person who wanted to run a 10k marathon but was out of shape. It all started with a single goal that changed the direction of their life. If completed, what one thing, would be the transformation point for everything else you want to do?
Find a goal that excites you!
Finding a goal that excites you is not as hard as you may think. In fact, many people can discover their best goals just by reviewing different areas of life. Consider your fitness level, relationships, career, and finances.
Try making a list of the top three goals you’d like to achieve in each area. Now, look at your lists and find a goal that excites you. If you find there’s one that has you writing down ideas, resources, and ways to make it happen, start with that one. Let your heart guide you during this process.
Why is this goal important?
Once you know what goal you’re going to focus on, and you feel passionate about it, dig deep to discover why it matters to you. It’s important to know what’s motivating you. On difficult days, when you encounter setbacks, your motivation will have to be powerful enough to give you the strength to keep going.
However, your motivation does not have to be about you. It could be about someone else. Here’s an example: If you grew up in a home with little (or never enough) money, you might want to focus on building a successful business or finding a job that pays well so you can send your child(ren) to college. Cut out photos of college graduations to post in places around the house your eyes wander to most often, for those times when you get discouraged. Focus on your child walking down the graduation isle. During daunting days or difficulties, take a walk to clear your head and remind yourself of your why.
You don’t need to know the entire path.
Once you’ve set your mind on a goal that excites you, it’s time to determine the next step. Don’t think that you have to know every single step to take between the start and completion of your goal. Instead, only focus on taking the first step. Ask yourself what you need to do “today” to change your tomorrow, and then make a list.
Write down all the ways your life will benefit once you’ve achieved your goal. This list can help you stay motivated and give you the courage to keep going. If it helps, print out several copies of the list and post it around the house where you’ll see it often.
It’s so much fun to work toward goals that excite you. Finding a goal that you’re passionate about is the first step to changing your life. Now get up and get going!
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Blessings and Peace,
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