20 Minute Reset
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Believe it’s possible and don’t be afraid to fail. Trying is all the success you need. Reach for the stars and experience the adventure of bravery. Why not? You only live once!
With all there is to manage in a day, it’s a challenge to prioritize big goals that require some planning. Our life slips past us, day by day until years quickly go by without having taken any action towards the dreams we long to fulfill. Making our dreams reality gives us meaning and purpose, but how can we work on our dreams while having so much other work to do? The answer is less complicated than you may think. Baby-steps are the way to great achievements, nothing more is required.
Imagine you had all the time in the world to do anything you wish without any constraints. What would you do? How would you contribute to the world, your community, your family? Whatever interests keep coming up again and again, year after year may be what is your “calling.” Ignoring it will only lead to regret, so be brave and brainstorm a list of what you wish you could do in this lifetime. Pick one, whichever one you prefer, but only one to act on. One goal at a time, any more will only lead to overwhelm.
Rome wasn’t built in a day, so turn down that inner-perfectionistic voice that demands you embark on any pursuit with seamless, mistake-free expectations. Bumps in the road will surface and patience will be your biggest ally on the road to making your dreams real.
Taking a one-step-at-a-time mentality to your plans is vital to progress.
Gradual, steady forward movement is stable and builds confidence. For example, dropping thirty pounds in thirty days is too drastic, not to mention increases the risk of gaining it all back and then some shortly after. Losing thirty pounds in three to six months and keeping it off is a more viable and realistic ambition.
Ask yourself these questions to gain clarity: What exactly do I want to achieve? Where? How? When? With whom? What are the conditions and limitations? Why exactly do I want to reach this goal? What are possible alternative ways of achieving the same?
Remember, progress not perfection. Perfectionism often leads to procrastination, action is the focus, not perfect outcomes. Any forward motion is better than none, being consistent is the most important part of actualization.
Finally, re-evaluate and assess your progress at every benchmark. Allow the process to unfold and be ready for unexpected challenges and even shifts in direction as you move towards your mission. Goal setting is purpose driven, never give up on them if they are important to you. Keep going and move onto your next goal as soon as you are ready and able. Life is short, live your dreams!
The logistics: Here are some helpful resources to help you reach your goals:
“Shoot for the moon. If you fall short, you’ll land among the stars.”