Today, I want to talk to you about something that has been on my heart lately:
GROWTH > GOALS.
A couple of weeks ago, I had a two hour special team call all about personal development, goal setting and how to get out of your own way and it was amazing. The fact that I actually WANT to work on a Monday night still blows my mind, but I guess when you love something so much, it never feels like work, am I right?
Anyways, in my corner of the Universe, we've been talking a lot about Goals. And how depending on how you approach them, creating goals can either be super effective and wonderful OR it can end up making shit a whole lot worse in the long run.
I used to be a HUGE goal setter. I would make bucket list after bucket list. And when I look back on it, it caused me soooo much anxiety.
WHY? Because I would have the SAME things on my list for YEARS. I knew what I wanted to do, but never actually did it.
So, I want to share with you how I've shifted my mindset surrounding GOALS and how I've actually been able to take ACTION for the first time in my life -- all in just 3 simple steps:
STEP ONE: WRITE IT DOWN
You can't just claim to want it in your head. You need to put it on paper for it to actually feel REAL.
So I want to challenge you to envision for a minute -- What do you dream about? Pick a dream, any dream. Your dream job. Dream marriage. Dream house. Write it down and describe it in just a few words. Now do the same thing 3 times until you've listed 3 separate dreams.
GREAT. Once you've done that, now add 2 descriptors that will make your dream more concrete: what and when.
Here are mine:
1. Go on a yoga retreat in Bali before I'm 30.
2. Be living 100% debt free and have the freedom to live my life 100% on my own terms by the time I'm 30 by building a heart-centered, thriving, stable and values driven business as Beachbody Coach.
3. Perform at the Stratford Festival of Canada as a lead in a Shakespeare play by the time I'm 35 years.
STEP TWO: LOOK AT IT EVERY SINGLE DAY
Chances are, you've written a bucket list, put it away and never looked at it again. Can you even remember what you put on there? I bet not.
So why is it so important to actually LOOK at it? Well, you may not believe in the power of manifestation (I didn't either), but from a gal who's been doing this for over a year, trust me when I say, this shit works. Surround yourself with your goals. Your subconscious needs the daily reminder to be able to actually bring it into your life.
As Jeff Olson says: "Having your dreams concretely spelled out, on paper, in the most vivid and specific terms possible, and with a very tangible, concrete timeline, provides you with an 'environment of Yes!' for your goals, dreams and aspirations."
STEP THREE: START WITH A PLAN
But here's the trick. Don't be STUCK on making that plan come to fruition.
So often, we make a plan and we almost force things to go down the way we want it to (read: think it should.) And I want to propose something different.
Yes, start with a plan. Because ultimately, until you actually START, you're not moving forward. But be OPEN to the fact that whatever plan you actually start with will not be the plan that gets you there in the end.
I know this may sound confusing but here's my thought on all of this: there is no perfect way to do something. I mean, by definition, there can't be, because a plan is not getting there -- it's only your jumping off point. And THAT is why you need a plan. Because if you don't have a starting point, there won't be any jumping off happening at all.
As Nike says, JUST DO IT.
What are your 3 goals that you came up with during this exercise?
Share in the comments below! I'd love to keep you accountable.
I hope this helps you on your journey to GREATNESS.
Know that I believe in you. You are so so capable of being everything you want to be & more. Of not just wishing for those goals of yours to come true but to actually make them happen.
And if you wanna chat more about this shit, I'm always just an email away. I LIVE for this shit. And I wanna help you succeed and live your wildest dreams -- because you are so freaking worth it.
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