Will this finally be YOUR year? It can be! Stick with me and I’ll show you how! We are fast approaching the second quarter of the year. How are you doing on the New Years’ Resolutions you declared? Well, if you have slipped a bit, that’s okay. With the help of these articles, we will get you back on track and well on your way to your place called THERE! Remember THERE is your ideal place in life. THERE may be a physical location, an emotional state of mind or a dream realized. The journey is the path you take to reach your Destination THERE.
When we last talked, I promised to share 10 Tips for Getting THERE over the series of my next few articles! So let’s jump right into the first of our 10 Tips. This is important, so grab a pencil and a pad of paper! Better yet, find a notebook or journal that you can dedicate to capturing your thoughts and notes.
Tip One: Be Specific. Identify a specific goal to accomplish. You will want to spend some time alone with your thoughts to acknowledge the true area(s) of your life where there are opportunities for improvement. While you are thinking and brainstorming with yourself, write your thoughts in your journal. The key to this tip is getting to the true essence of where you want to be in life:
· What exactly do you want to see differently in your life?
· What commitment(s) will you make to yourself to achieve your success?
· Once you reach your THERE, what exactly will change?
It is important to clearly and specifically state your goal. If your goal is too broad or too complex, then how will you know in what areas to focus your attention? You don’t want to spend your time and energy working towards something that ultimately still does not fix the problem or get the results you desire. The key to being specific is thinking through exactly what it is that you want. Here are a couple examples of how to be specific about your goal(s):
· Say you want to be more physically fit. The goal you set to get to what you actually want may be to stop smoking or enjoy eating more healthy foods or to incorporate exercise into your daily routine.
· Say you want to have more money in this year. Perhaps your goal is to afford a family vacation each year or to move from renting to buying a home. Perhaps you want to have more money to send your children to private school or college.