HOW BAD DO YOU WANT IT?
I’ve been doing, as always, a lot of thinking about goals. Both mine as well as helping others with their ambition and trajectory forward towards their goals.
Life is sometimes so full, difficult, complicated and overwhelming. There is so much to manage, seemingly all at once. Sometimes it seems too much to add in a SOLID, structural goal to the mix. It is almost as if holding ourselves accountable is just pushing over the line- just too much.
However, it is sometimes exactly this space of defined structure that leads to our success. What I mean by this is that, if we can take ourselves aside for a few minutes to sit and settle our hearts on what is our fire inside, we can ask ourself the questions that connect us to our truth:
WHAT AM I WANTING TO ASK OF MYSELF?
HOW BAD DO I REALLY WANT IT.
Those questions aren’t really hard. But they are really important. So many times, we say we want something, but we really don’t- it isn’t worth it enough for us to make changes. If we aren’t willing to commit to the action, then it really isn’t something we want and therefore we shouldn’t tell ourselves this story that we want it. Saying things like that leads us to buy into a story that we don’t have what it takes to make this thing happen.
Let’s take just a quick second to go over this.
We all say we want things: we want to get more fit, we want to run a 5K, we want to lose 10 pounds, we want to go on XYZ vacation, we want to see our friends more regularly. Pick something in your mind you sometimes SAY you want. OK.. now: really ask yourself—do you honestly and sincerely want this? Really. I’m truly asking--- do you really? BECAUSE HERE IS THE SCARY THING.
IF YOU DO WANT THIS, YOU CAN HAVE IT.
If you have thought about what is in your mind and decided it is truly on your heart, then there is your answer.
Now onto part 2.
WHAT IS YOUR PLAN. And honestly, this is not really that much harder than part 1!!
Isn’t that COOL?! Depending on the goal, it isn’t necessarily EASY… BUT REALLY ALMOST ANYTHING CAN BE DONE!
What is your plan for 6 months or 1 year down the road (if this is when you want the ultimate “goal” to happen)?
Ok, so if so, what does 4 months from now look like- what things will you need to be able to do at 4 months into this plan.
What about 1 month from now?
And if you want to be at a certain place in one month, then what MUST you do this week? Every day? TODAY, in fact.
OK, I’m not joking either. I know this makes it sound light and frivolous, but it isn’t. It literally is the PATH to what you want. That is, if it is something you truly want. And if it isn’t, it isn’t something you should say you want- because we start to believe these stories we tell ourselves.
*And, if you aren’t willing to sit for 5 minutes and lay out your plans and goals, then it wasn’t worth very much to you anyway. (I’m not saying this to be mean or rude, it is just the truth- if you truly want something, you will sit and be able to write it down and begin a plan).
I have been thinking on this, and just wanted to share it with you😊