You have gotten past the first steps of setting a true goal and locked in your commitment by sharing it with a trusted friend. You may feel like you have no idea where to start. The best way to overcome that obstacle is to ….
make a plan.
Easier said than done, right? Trust me, I know.
When I wanted to write a children’s book, I was tackling something I had never done before. I didn’t know where to start, so I took a course on writing books, went to a local book store, purchased books on how to write, and sought a mentor who had already done it.
By educating yourself, you are empowering yourself.
For goals that seem impossibly out of reach, think about who has done something similar before. Do your research. How did that person drop 52 lbs? How did that author become a number one best-seller? I can tell you this, it wasn’t magic. Somewhere along the way they made a plan and worked hard for it.
Read biographies. Take workshops. Put Google to work. Make notes about how others did it, and start to form a plan of how it could work for you.
For goals you have tried before and failed at, do an assessment. Survey your trusted friends and family. Do you need extra help? Do you need to hire a professional? Are there free consultation tools available for your specific goals? Consider hiring a Life Coach. The idea is to avoid doing the same thing over and over with the same results. Change your approach and bring in some fresh insight.
One of my goals this summer is to continue reading one book every month. This might not sound like I need a plan to reach it, but finding time for yourself as a mom and entrepreneur is challenging!
My plan is to get up early and use the half an hour in the mornings before everyone is up. I also take my book in my purse so that when I am picking up kids and driving them around, if I find myself waiting, I can pull it out and work towards my goal. As a busy mom, I find it difficult to make time for myself and the things I enjoy. Tell me, how do you fit in your “Me Time”? I would also love to hear where you found your inspiration for some goals you have achieved!
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