Hey there, goal-getter! It's your friendly coach, turning your dreams into reality. I know firsthand that setting goals is the easy part; sticking with them is where the real magic happens. So, grab your favorite beverage, kick back, and let's chat about five easy ways to kickstart your journey and make those goals a permanent part of your life.
1. Begin with the Why: Before diving into the how, let's start with the why. Why do your goals matter to you? What's the driving force behind your desire to achieve them? Take a moment to reflect on the deeper meaning and significance. When your goals align with your values and passions, they become more than just tasks—they become a meaningful part of your journey. So, grab a journal (or your Courage to Change Journal), jot down your 'whys,' and let that be your guiding light when the going gets tough.
2. Break it Down: Big goals can be overwhelming, right? The key is to break them down into bite-sized, manageable chunks. Think of your goal as a series of small victories rather than one massive undertaking. This not only makes the journey less daunting but also allows you to celebrate mini-successes along the way. Remember, Rome wasn't built in a day, and your goals won't be either. So, grab a notebook, break it down, and relish in the joy of progress, no matter how small.
3. Create a Ritual: Let's talk about habits. They say it takes 21 days to form a habit . . . Wrong it can take 50-500 day to create a habit per a more recent study noted in this article by James Clear. I don't say this to scare away you but to stress the imporance of starting and finding acceptance that the process will not be perfection. Start with identifing a daily ritual that aligns with your goal. Whether it's dedicating 15 minutes each morning to your project or going for a short walk to boost your energy, create a routine that becomes second nature. Before you know it, your goal-oriented habits will be as ingrained as brushing your teeth. So, pick a ritual that suits your style, adapt is as you go, enjoy and watch as consistency becomes your secret weapon.
4. Find Your Tribe: 'It is no really about the distination or even the journey is it about the company you share it with,' I heard that in a reel and it has stuck with me ever since. Nothing beats the power of a supportive community. Share your goals with friends, family, or join online communities filled with like-minded individuals. Surround yourself with people who inspire, uplift, and share similar aspirations. Having a tribe creates a network of accountability and encouragement. Remember, you're not alone on this journey, and your tribe is there to celebrate your victories and offer a helping hand during challenges. So, reach out, connect, and let the collective energy propel you forward. I welcome you to join me and our community Facebook Group called Your Inner Vitality Community, we would love to have you.
5. Embrace Imperfection: I kinda elluded to this earlier but here's a secret: perfection is overrated! The path to achieving your goals is filled with twists, turns, and occasional detours. Embrace the imperfections, learn from the setbacks, and use them as stepping stones towards your growth. Life is a journey, not a destination, and every stumble is a chance to rise stronger. So, be kind to yourself, acknowledge the journey's ups and downs, then continue moving forward. After all, it's the imperfect moments that make the success stories truly remarkable. Really they do!
There you have it—five easy ways to kickstart your journey and make those goals real. Remember, your path is uniquely yours, and every step you take today brings you closer to where you want to be tomorrow. So, grab that pen, break it down, create a ritual, find your tribe, and embrace the imperfections. And if you are seeking a tool to support all of these steps check out the Courag to Change - The Mindful Goal Setting Journal to add to your toolbox.
Your future self will thank you for taking action now. You've got this!
It's your time.
Meet Jess Fraser, a vibrant Life Coach, retreat facilitator, podcast host, blogger, and avid book lover. With a passion for adventure, personal growth and transformation, Jess guides individuals on their journey towards self-discovery and empowerment. Her insightful writings and engaging podcasts inspire others to embrace change and embrace their true selves. If you enjoyed this article and would like to stay connected, join Jess at www.yourinnervitality.com to explore her latest projects, including her empowering guided journal, "Courage to Change Journal." Together, let's continue the journey of self-reflection, growth, and creating a life filled with courage and purpose.
PS. You can like this post you will also like the podcast: Brave That First Step to Conquer Your Goals Despite Your Fears through the Your Inner Vitality Podcast, available on all major Podcasting Host Platforms. (Releases January 17th, 2024)