Wishes can be fun and exciting. But, they're no benefit to you without action on your part to back them up. The best thing you can do for a wish is to turn it into a goal, and then strategically work to make it come it true.
I think the reason why so many people bail on their New Year's resolutions within a few weeks, is because they make the goals too darn big. Giving yourself a full year to reach the proverbial finish line seems daunting, and so people just drop it. That's why I believe it might be better to … Continue reading Reassess
You already know what your purpose is. You already know how to achieve your dreams. You already have what you need to make it a reality. Now, you just have to believe it. It's already done. You just have to allow it to be.
The great thing about working on yourself, or any grand endeavor, is that the reward isn't just from achieving the goal, but also by who you become from it. Growth, and the wisdom you can gain from it, is often the best reward.
Have goals for yourself. Not because you should be ambitious, but because we all need something to look forward to. It's the secret to life and happiness. When you have something to accomplish, a goal to guide you forward, you're filled with energy to pursue it. It gives you a reason to get out of … Continue reading Goals
Just take the first step. Don't get bogged down in worry about how it will all play out. You can't know the exact details anyway. You do need to take action, though. You can't just think about what you want to do. You need to do something about it. So, get started. Just take the … Continue reading Just Take the First Step
It's such an easy trap to get stuck planning in your head. It can be nice to dream about accomplishing something great, and then to strategize the best way to go after it. But nothing will really happen unless you do something about it. Dreaming and planning are great, but they won't bring you the … Continue reading Do Something About It
The goal shouldn't be perfection, because that's an impossible goal. But better is a worthy goal to strive for. Be better than you were last year. Be better than you were even yesterday. Every day you get a chance to become a better you, a wiser, more skilled you, because of the life you've lived … Continue reading Better
There's no sense in waiting for some outside source of motivation until you can get started in achieving your goals, because that motivation isn't always guaranteed. Just get started anyway. You'll find motivation along the way, as you get closer to your goals. The more experience you gain and achieve, the more motivation you'll get … Continue reading Motivation
Your goals are achieved by progressively taking small actions bit by bit. You are more likely to improve through small forward steps, not by some huge quantum leap. It's when you take it bit by bit that you can be sure to get it done. You're also much more likely to be present with your … Continue reading Bit by Bit
They say that variety is the spice of life. It's true, nobody wants to be stuck in a rut, so it's important to change things up every now and then. But it's also important to stay true to your values. Don't just spice it up for the sake of variety. Remember who you are, and … Continue reading Variety
The road we travel on as we go through life is not always smooth. That's a good thing. Every obstacle we face can be looked at as an opportunity to pivot, get creative, to grow and get stronger. If we choose to, we end up getting better from each obstacle that we face along the … Continue reading Obstacles
It's wise when taking on life-goal types of things, to just focus on one day at a time. But, the key is to keep at it, day by day. Progress is greatly supported through momentum. Momentum leads to more momentum. Once you stop it, you have to start all over. Of course, that's not the … Continue reading Momentum
I'm not sure if there really is such a thing as "beginner's luck," but I am sure that those who actually begin moving towards their goals, significantly swing the odds in their favor more than those who only wish and dream about it. So, begin. Start small, but do start moving towards achieving your goals, … Continue reading Beginner’s Luck
Usually, the hardest part of getting anything you want done, is the part where you begin doing it. That tends to intimidate people. They'll hem and haw to avoid the discomfort. And yet, nothing will happen until they finally just go for it, and begin. So, just begin. It's not going to be perfect right … Continue reading Begin
I have a simple yet significant goal that runs my life. I intend to offer value to every interaction I make, and to every word I speak or write. It can be something like sharing a bit of wisdom I've picked up along the way, or even just a smile. Sometimes it's as fundamental as … Continue reading Value
Decide what you are going to do to have the life that you want to live, and then do it. Don't just stop at wanting that life. If all you do is stay in the wanting phase, then you end up letting all kinds of noise and outside distractions keep you from ever achieving it. … Continue reading Decide
We grow from discomfort. We might prefer to always stay comfortable, but comfort can lead to stagnation which stops any kind of growth. And if we're not growing we're dying. Building strong muscles and a tight waistline comes from pushing past your comfort zone, lifting heavy weights, and breaking a sweat. Building new professional skills … Continue reading Grow Through It