At some point in your life, you have probably had a dream that you have wanted to accomplish. At one moment you want it so bad, but after a few days or months that dream seems to slowly die away. Before you know it, the passionate desire that was inside of your best self has blown away in the whirlwind of your thoughts.
Don’t worry…you’re not the only human this has happened to. Many people around the world experience the loss of dreams. But how do we stop this growing epidemic?
Unfortunately, what happens is that we don’t have a plan to accomplish these dreams! We need a plan to succeed. Think of the areas in your life where you have given up on a dream. Did you have a plan? Or did you just think it would magically happen? There have been many times in my life where I have had to rekindle a dream because I let it die without a plan. Don’t worry! There is still hope. Passion follows vision and vision follows a plan! By a plan I mean write out the steps to your goal…be SPECIFIC.
This week write down your health goals. I do this at the beginning of every week, and it is amazing to see the results of writing something down. I do it by filling out something that I call the Great Plan, because with a great plan, you accomplish great things. Here is an example of what mine looked like this week:
Objective: To live a healthy vibrant life.
Description: When I am living a healthy vibrant life I will: Have energy to do everything I need to do and more, be confident in my body, be excited about life and be an example to those around me to be healthy.
Monthly Goals: Be energized about life, have clear skin and be eating healthy.
Weekly Goals: Eat only whole foods this Monday-Friday. Do not eat after 8:30pm. Get eight hours of sleep three times this week and observe how you feel. Drink at least 65 oz a day.
Okay, so don’t get too confused yet! Let me explain how you do this. Your objective is your main goal that you are striving for. The description is what it’s going to look like for you when you have accomplished your objective. Your monthly goal is what you need to accomplish every month in order to reach your objective and your weekly goal is what you need to accomplish every week in order to reach your monthly goal. See! Sweet and simple.
The main growth happens at the end of the week! Go through your weekly goals, evaluate and honestly tell yourself what you did and did not accomplish that week. Then once one goal is completed. You move on to a greater goal! It is important that you make these goals realistic. For example, I can’t have one of my weekly goals be workout six days a week if I have never worked out before! Make them attainable for your life. While you’re writing these out, think about where you are going to place them in your life.
You have a 50% advantage if you write things down. It is an amazing tool to use in order to stay accountable, motivated and get things done!
Good luck and please like or comment if this was helpful to you!