Lisa from Merry Alchemy is back with part four of her series about creating success from the inside out - today we learn to believe it is possible.
I don’t know about you, but when I go to the supermarket without a list, it leads to all kinds of bad. Not only does it take a lot more time to gather what I need, I usually forget items (like the beef for that night’s beef stew!). And of course, I end up buying things that I don’t want (or need) to begin with. How did that Nutella end up in my basket anyway?!
Achieving your goals is a lot like shopping. It’s best done with a list. By taking the time to write down what you want to achieve, you are acknowledging what you want and, by nature of exclusion, what you don’t want. There are lots of ways to record goals: a list, a goals book (put one goal at the top of each page and you can add drawings or photos to strengthen your vision), or put goals on individual index cards. No matter how you choose to record your goals, make sure it is easy to read and something that you will go back to.
Also, just like shopping, you will find yourself closer to achieving your goals if you follow your list. Your list will help you focus your energies on the things that are important to you. So when you write out your to-do list for each day or week, you can be sure that your tasks are going to help you achieve those goals.
Here are some tried and true tips for writing goals:
Make sure when you are writing your goals that you are specific so that they are measurable. Instead of “I will do more craft fairs”, say something like “I will participate in 10 craft fairs by June 30th of 2013. That way you have a day of reckoning and it will also help you measure progress.
Write different levels of goals – smaller short term goals as well as longer term goals and even a “breakout goal” (that goal that seems like a pipe dream, but if you achieve will change your life)
When you are done writing your goals, be sure to read them every day. The more times a day you read them over, the more internalized they will become and the more your subconscious will draw to you what you need to achieve those goals.
What are your suggestions for writing goals? How do you keep track of your goals?
Happy goal writing!
Check out the first three parts of this series.....
Creating Success From The Inside Out
Taking 100% Responsibility For Your Life
Believe It's Possible