You’ve taken some time for yourself and formulated your goals (January 17 topic). You’ve “wordsmithed” them to create experiences (January 22 topic).
You’ve realized that stated goals are very powerful. They dictate everything, your choices, your behaviors, your attitudes, and most importantly where you spend your energy.
One more caution — the experts say to be realistic and set goals within your control.
However too often this can lead you to be afraid to set a goal because of your perceived view of outside influences (the economy, your current job, negative friends or coworkers, etc.).
I encourage you to be realistic but not pessimistic. You do have control over your own life. You can attain your goals regardless of other people’s pessimism or even your own.
Fess up to your real desires. Imagine what your life would be like. Take it one step at a time.
“It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.” Walt Disney
Find the people in your life that you can share your goals with freely. The people who will support and encourage you to keep on moving forward. Keep in touch with them regularly for positive feedback.
If you have the right goal for you and you feel you are not progressing, remember these thoughts when things seem harder than anticipated.
Don’t leap to the end; think incrementally
Celebrate your victories
Believe you can attain and you do deserve
AND at the end of every day reflect on the progress you’ve made — take a deep breath, smile and know that tomorrow will get you yet another step closer to your goal.