How are you doing with the goals you are working on? Are you making progress?
There are so many new areas of life that I am stepping out into and challenging myself in that I’ve had moments this week where I actually felt paralyzed/stuck and didn’t get anything done! I’ve had to do a lot of internal processing to figure out why I was feeling this way. I have goals and lists to go with them that map out a plan that that can help me achieve them. So what was the hang up?
Here’s the reality… It’s scary to do something you have never done before. It tests you to your core and can cause insecurities/fears to arise that if left unchecked could sabotage your whole plan. Implementing new systems into your daily routine take time. There will always be something else to learn! Perfect doesn’t exist. Perfect doesn’t exist. It may take me a lifetime to fully grasp that last concept!
Is there something you want to achieve this year that you are feeling ‘stuck’ with already? What are the fears or insecurities you are facing as you reach for your goals? Are you fighting everyday to hold onto your goal and yet feel you aren’t moving forward like you know you could be?
This is what is helping me:
1. Learn from others but don’t let comparison go wrong. What do I mean by that? Learn, learn, learn! If someone has done what you want to do, absorb everything they have out there to help you reach your goal. With that though, sometimes we can get discouraged realizing how much we have to learn or how far we have to go to reach our goal. We can start to feel inadequate. That’s normal, doing something new comes with natural fears and insecurities. But don’t let those take over and cause you to give up before you really get started. Don’t lose faith in yourself.
2. Remember why you want to see this goal happen. Through all the hard work and the days you wonder if it is worth it, never lose sight of your overall vision.
3. Break your goal into small steps as Chalene Johnson says to do in her book PUSH. Write out every little detail that you need to do to reach the goal. What do you do, if like I mentioned above, you have the steps but even then you find yourself feeling stuck? When that is the case I say hide the end goal for a period of time and just try to get through the first 5 steps on your list. It can be overwhelming to imagine going from making $500 a week with your business to making $2,500. But what would it take make an extra $100 week? Losing 75 pounds may seem like it’s never going to happen, but what about 5 pounds? Organizing the house like you want may seem like it’s lost cause. But what if you took one closet, one drawer, one room at a time? Do the first few items on your list to get you through the initial steps, then go for the next 5 items on your list.
Also, if you you really want to get things going fast, focus on one goal at a time. Knock it off the list if you can. I know that doesn’t always work as some goals depend on others happening but see if you have that option with any of them. Chalene refers to this as your Push goal in her book. The one goal that helps all the others fall into place.
“Goals in writing are dreams with deadlines.” -Brian Tracy
Have a great week friends. Don’t give up on your goals and the things you want to accomplish in your life. Take a few minutes and discover what may be holding you back. Is it perfectionism, excuses, fear, laziness, or lack of knowledge? I didn’t go very in depth above but for me it’s this idea that I have to do things perfect. If it’s just okay then it’s not good enough. I’ve had to come back to why I am doing what I do and know that as long as I am learning along the way and doing the best I can with what I know in the moment then that is acceptable. I also had to put some goals that aren’t for this season of life on the back burner, this way I can focus on the now and save brain power. LOL! And if you are ‘on it’ with your goals then keep on going! Please share with us some of your tips below!