Learning to Think and Aim Big Part 2

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Below is one of seven categories you can begin working on toward your journey to success.

There are several life categories, but I will share one on personal and how to succeed.

Personal

We all have so much going on in life. There’s work, career, school, home, and family. The list goes on and on. It’s so easy to lose sight of what our personal goals are. We might want to finish a degree, complete a certificate, write a book or learn a hobby or skill.

We say we don’t have time but don’t make time. Have you ever noticed if there’s something you genuinely want to do, you find the time to do it? Even if it means taking a sick day and doing nothing once in a while.

Bouncing from this, here are a few tips on how to create personal goals and how to achieve them:

  • Choose one goal at a time – we all have the habit of getting overzealous in our personal goals and start out wanting to lose weight, diet, exercise, clean out clutter, take a class, earn a certificate, etc., and then we spiral out of control and fail at all of the above.
  • Worse than this, we stopped trying because we climbed too high and fast and fell too short. Start with smaller goals. It’s almost like a no-fail system. It’s a win/win. Start with one goal – even type A personalities can do this. By starting with one goal and one goal only, you have no place to go but up.
  • If you want to learn a new sport or skill, start by simply exploring what’s involved a little bit at a time. Please don’t take out 15 books from the library, talk to 20 different people about it, and research for hours on end on the internet.
  • Talking to many different people will leave you vulnerable, especially regarding personal goals. Other people don’t want to leave their comfort zone and want you to stay there with them. Spend small increments of time each day and set the timer. Spend 30 minutes one day and 15 minutes another researching your new personal goal, and stop there.
  • Pick someone you trust to discuss your fears, excitement, and concerns.
  • Pick an action step for the week and stick to it. Get an accountability partner you will have to report.
  • Continue to reward yourself as you go along and reach these milestones.
  • Slowly incorporate this new goal into your life through small, actionable, measurable steps.
  • Acknowledge the success you are feeling on a small scale as time progresses. Don’t rush, and don’t get ahead of yourself.
  • Notice you are gaining momentum on your goal. It’s not more significant than you. It’s happening in smaller increments.
  • Begin to get excited, and it will show. Power tip – the more you get excited about what you are doing, the more inspired you will feel and the more momentum you will create.

Until next time, stay safe, and keep the faith.

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