The very first step to achieving a goal is to set it in the
“A person should set his goals as early as he can and devote
all his energy and talent to getting there. With enough effort, he may achieve
it. Or he may find something that is even more rewarding. But in the end, no
matter what the outcome, he will know he has been alive.” Walt Disney
Give yourself permission to dream, make mistakes along the
way, change your mind, say YES! to something you’re excited about and to say NO
WAY to things to kill your spirit.
“Happiness is a
choice that requires effort at times.” Anonymous
Take inventory of what is working and what isn’t work. I
have an entire process I’ve created to help myself (and each client) get clear
on what she wants in life/business.
makes you happy?
triggers you to get you upset? Why?
underlying stories do you tell yourself?
• Who do
you love to work with?
kinds of things do you like to do?
Get clear first. Don’t worry about what others’ have told is
okay to want: “It’s okay to want this, but not that.” When you’re
evaluating, forget other people. (I’m not giving you permission ot be a big
jerk! Simply to hold the space to dream without limiting yourself.)
“It’s not what they think, it’s what you know.” Nathaniel Branden
Create a Life Vision.
Think of it like a map.
If you want to get somewhere you’ve never been before, you
take a look at a map (or ask someone who’s been there). The map is not the
means to the end, you still have to get yourself to your destination, but the
map is a great guide to support your actions along the way.
Yes, you can still get lost with a map, but the chance is
slimmer, and you can easily get yourself back on track!
A Life Vision is
your Life Map. Without a vision for
your life, you have no guide to help you get there. You must know what you want
(what you really want, not what you think you should want) before you can
“It doesn’t matter where you start — it matters where
you end up.” Anonymous
Get Clear. Get Clear. Get Clear. Get Clear. Get Clear!
Until you know what you want, what you don’t want, and have
a vague idea of how to get there (don’t worry about details) you’ll spend a lot
of time in the ‘guess and test’ method of life and feel like nothing works, or
that everything is a struggle. Don’t waste time on what isn’t working! Get
Clear with help of an unbiased, non-judgmental outsider…that’s what a coach
is for, then start taking daily actions toward the goal always keeping in mind
what you want and what you don’t want!
“We always tend to fulfill our own expectations of
ourselves.” Brian Tracy
You can do it!
“You are never given a wish without also being given
the power to make it come true.” Richard Bach
Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm enought said, huh?