We’re not that far into 2020, and I don’t want your New Year’s resolutions to just fade away. If you truly want to realise them, let’s push a little harder this week. Here’s how to do that! First, determine if those resolutions that you put out there at the start of the month are really top priority. Are you willing to roll up your sleeves to work on them? And if so, then let’s think about a course of action to help you fulfil them.
What I mean by “determine” is to be as precise as possible about your goal and why you want to achieve it. For example, if your goal is to become famous, then I would consider that plan too vague as it could cover just about anything. However, if you clarify that you want to become a famous chef, then your intention is more specific, and we can already determine certain actions to help you reach that goal.
Remember, , everything and anything is possible – provided you’re willing to put your intention out there and work on realising it!
My dear friend, while it’s very important to have dreams, if you don’t make an effort to realize them, then they may as well be flights of fancy. So, let’s take a look at a possible action plan:
1. Chart a course, making sure you are excited about the goal or goals you have chosen. By the way, it’s best not to stretch yourself too thin by trying to work on too many projects at one time.
2. Free yourself from all self-imposed limitations, as well as those imposed by others. And don’t take this step too lightly. Make sure you feel resolute in your goal and then decide how to deal with any naysayers around you.
3. Eliminate past failures from your consciousness. Edison supposedly considered unsuccessful attempts to reach his goal as a means of ruling out what didn’t work. I think that’s a practical and helpful way of thinking about the steps you need to take as you will likely need to come at your goal from different angles.
4. Envision yourself achieving each step and then moving on to the next one. Visualisation is a very powerful aid for realising goals. Keep seeing yourself succeed step by step!
5. Commit yourself to the realisation of your dreams and desires. Focus, focus, focus!
6. Start on your journey by doing whatever is easiest. That will get you going, and the first steps are the most important!
Without dreams and goals, without a course or plan of action and without commitment to pursing what engages and stimulates you, there is no real happiness.
“You must have long-term goals to keep you from being frustrated by short-term failures.”
Major General, Charles C. Noble
Your action for today is to take a specific action that will move you towards one of your long-term goals.
Have an extraordinary day!