The Plan to Reach Your Goals
We’re talking about the things you want to do at your core. How do you know which goals you can get done? I set some big goals like doing TV/ radio work and running marathons. Everyone should be able to accomplish their goals and not just dream about them.
Tune in for a step-by-step approach to checking things off your list. Take a moment to think about all the things your soul desires. Narrow it down to 3-5 goals. No dream is too big or too small. Figure out how to do big things but on the other spectrum weed out things that may not be as realistic.
In Angela Duckworth’s book Grit, it shows that people who accomplish big things really weren’t just born gifted. They put in the work year after year to improve.
The difference between those that dream big and accomplish them is that they have a plan. The power of habit gives the perfect example of Michael Phelps during the Olympics. His coach made him visualize the perfect race before going to sleep and before getting out of bed in the morning. He would remind Michael to “put in the videotape” It wasn’t a real videotape. It was a visualization process.
When he was competing in the Beijing Olympics he realized there was something wrong. Water filled his goggles. He completed the race, blind, and won. When he visualized the perfect race, he had also imagined what he would do when things went wrong. He had a backup plan.
I quit my first marathon because my goal wasn’t to finish the marathon it was to lose weight. When I quit the marathon at mile 25, I then had a new purpose for my next marathon. My new purpose was to finish something I started. I needed to fail to understand my purpose. I wanted to prove to myself that I could do hard things even when my body wanted to quit.
When I ran marathons I had to figure out how to get past the wall. You may have setbacks in life. It’s okay to slow down when things happen. Just keep trying. It’s even ok to pause.
Checking in with where you are in relation to those goals. That’s where a lot of people fail. It’s easy to do things for a week or two.
When you check in with yourself you can get back at it. It can be healthy to look back when you make a mistake. Look at your goals realistically and look at the path. Don’t be afraid to try different paths. You can still keep your goal by taking another route. Don’t let anybody get in the way. You’re accountable to yourself. You want a good support system but be prepared that some people might not support it.
You don’t need to know everything to start something new.
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