There can be many reasons for our waning interest, such as not seeing visible progress as quickly as we’d like, so we begin to feel that our efforts are a waste of time. Or we lose sight of what we were working so hard for. Or we feel confused about the steps we need to take to make our dream a reality.
Since this is a common problem for many people, I’m going to offer some helpful tips to re-fuel your fire:
1) Be clear about what you want. When we first set our goals, we know exactly what we want. We have a clear picture of the outcome in our minds, and we usually know exactly how to make it happen. Your goals should be clear, realistic, and concise.
2) Be clear about why you want it. The subconscious mind can be sneaky with the messages it sends us, and we might think we want something, when in fact we really want something else entirely. How can we tell what is going on beneath the surface? An excellent way to gain insight on this is to write out the question, “I want (insert your goal) because it will . . .,” and write exactly what it will do for you. How it will make you feel. And then keep following up with questions that go deeper into what you really want. Another task to do is write down any obstacles you encounter along with an action plan for overcoming those obstacles. Stay focused on what you want and only make adjustments in your path to achieving it.
3) Set a plan of action. How do we get to where we want to be? By defining the action steps that will get us there. This part is actually really simple. Most of us are great at planning, but not so great at taking the actions! So included in my action steps should be positive thinking techniques that will make me feel happier, such as affirmations, meditation, positive self-talk, etc. WRITE IT DOWN….WRITE IT DOWN….WRITE IT DOWN…..Our action steps need to be VERY detailed. In fact, with most goals, we can come up with daily action steps, weekly action steps, and monthly action steps that will keep us on the right track. Think about the outcome you’re trying to create, and then think about each step you will need to make it a reality.
4) Organize, review, re-organize again, and repeat. One mistake many of us make is that we set our plans and call it good. But plans need to be revised every so often to keep them fresh and relevant. Once you have your action plan set, perform a DAILY review of it to be sure you are still working toward your goals, and that your goals haven’t changed since you wrote them down. Remember that our lives are not stagnant; they are always shifting and changing, as are we. So make it a daily practice to review, re-organize (if necessary), and you will be sure you are always moving forward decisively. You can do this first thing in the morning before you start your day, or in the evening before you retire so you are clear about your plans for the following day.
5) Act like it’s already your reality. Finally, one of the most powerful things we can do is to act like we already have what we are trying to create. But remember that the creation process begins in the MIND. If your mind is constantly telling you that you’re fat and unhappy, guess what happens? You will believe it. Remember that your circumstances today are a direct result of your past thoughts and beliefs, which direct your actions, which creates a certain result. If you start thinking and acting in a different way today, you will create different results tomorrow.
Lets re-fuel our energy fire and STAY FOCUSED!