Writing down your goals. Why is that important? And what can you do to help yourself stay on track with your goals and not get stuck in the day to day tasks?
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My mission with this blog is to help keep you inspired & motivated to go for your dreams. And setting goals is a big part of that.
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Why is Setting Goals Important?
Setting goals are important because this is the first step to taking action to achieve your dreams.
The very first step.
So you want to really think about what is important to you in your:
When you decide to set a goal for yourself you are literally manifesting.
You are bringing the INVISIBLE into the VISIBLE by dreaming about it. Because you can “see” it in your head. And you are thinking about it. So, you are focusing on it.
And remember what Wayne Dyer said:
What you focus on expands.
You are taking something from the Spiritual Realm (where you can’t see it) and bringing into the Physical Realm.
So decide what is your goal?
What is your dream?
What do you want to do/be/have?
And write it down.
Why is Writing Down Your Goals Important?
Seeing your goals on paper or digital (however you decide to keep up with them) helps you to “see” and plan your way to your dreams.
So start by writing down some goals that are important to you.
Write down as many as you want. And then go back and pick the ones that are the most important to you.
I usually pick the top 3.
One thing that I advise to do is to use the SMART method. Which stands for
Why is the S.M.A.R.T Method?
By using this method you are setting a goal that you can actually track. You can see how far you have come since you first started and that means:
You are making it measurable.
That means that you can celebrate the small wins along the way to your BIG WIN.
And that is what makes this method one of the best ways to attain your goal.
Because when you can track your progress it will cause you to gain momentum.
Which will give you more motivation to keep going when you feel like giving up.
To read more on the Smart Method just click here.
So let’s recap a little here!
- Decide what you want your goal to be. This will give you clarity. And help you to focus on one thing at a time. Even if you pick your top 3, get even more specific. Pick one out of that top 3 to focus on until you have attained it. Then go to the next one.
- Write down the goal that you have decided upon. Focus on this one thing. Don’t go on until you have attained this one goal first. Did you use the SMART Method? Is it measurable so that you can celebrate your small wins?
What Do I Do After I Have Written Down My Goal?
You bought the planner. You have written down your goal that you want to accomplish. Now, what do I do?
You need to make sure that you don’t forget about it.
How can you keep from forgetting about it if it is your dream? Oh, it’s pretty easy to write down goals and then get busy with LIFE and forget to review them.
Find a Trigger. This Will Help You Remember to REVIEW Your Goals.
What does that mean?
A trigger is something that will force you to remember to do something.
It’s kinda like that IFTTT App which stands for If This Then That. Your trigger would be the “if this”. If I do this then I can do that. kinda thing.
To read more on Triggers: How Gratitude Can Help You Manifest Faster (this tells how I set up a trigger to remind me to say what I am grateful for every day. I have been doing this for over 3 years now.)
What could you use as a trigger?
- Put a post-it on your mirror in the bathroom
- When you go to drink your morning coffee
- After you make your bed in the morning
So by setting up a trigger for yourself, it clicks something in your brain that makes you remember that oh I need to review my goals for today.
Make it a part of your everyday routine.
Take Action Every Day Toward Your Goal
YES. You have to do the work.
Take action every single day to get you closer & closer to your goal until one day you are there.
You did it. You actually achieved your goal! I knew you could!
How do I start? What do I do? This is too hard! Wah! BS. The only reason that it is hard is that you are making it hard.
It doesn’t have to be hard. We make things way harder than they have to be.
OK Ok I know I’m being a brat now! lol. ( And btw, I am talking to myself as much as I am to you! I have to motivate myself to do these things too, so you are not ALONE!!!)
Let me help you put it into perspective- Think of it as when you are wanting to use the Law of Attraction intentionally in your life.. What do you do with the LOA?
- You decide on what you want.
- You ASK God/Source/Universe (your higher power) for it.
- You BELIVE that it is coming to you.
- You visualize it. (Make a vision board of your goal to go along with writing it down.)
- Take the inspired action that you need to take. Everyday. What do you NEED to do today that will get you closer to your goal???
- And then you make yourself open to receive. Open your mind up to the possibilities that you are going to attain or accomplish this goal. Know that you can do it. It will come to you because you are attracting it.
My Biggest Takeaways From This Post
Here are some key points that might help sum up this post for you.
You can dream all that you want to. But until you actually start putting in the work and doing something about it, those goals that you have will just stay dreams. ~iheartloa.com
When you take action is where it all starts to change and become real to you.
It doesn’t have to be something big. It can be a small action each and every day. Those add up. The more action you take the more progress you will make.
And as you start to take action to reach your goals, you will start to see changes around you.
The Universe will start to mirror the vibrational energy that you are putting out. And you will get nudges from your intuition to take action. This is inspired action. Law of Attraction & Inspired Action
And your outer world will start to reflect your inner world.
The more you focus on something (like your goal for instance) the more that it expands.
The more you focus on one thing at a time, the more you will be able to achieve.
Stop multi-tasking. Stop procrastinating. And start doing. Yes, make plans. Def make plans, but actually do something about it too.
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I hope you have enjoyed this post.
I really think it all comes down to mindset. If you can open your mind up to the possibilities that you can do it! You can achieve your goals/dreams.
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