I've been thinking about Goal Setting and how it could change the success of many aspects of our life.
But where do you start?
Where do you WANT to see yourself tomorrow, in 1 year, 5 years, 10 years?
The biggest challenge in setting goals is Fear Of Failure. What if it doesn't work? What if I'm still in the same place I am today 5 years from now? And the biggest one I face .... What will people think of me if I fail?
But the better questions we should ask ourselves is ... What can it hurt to try? What if we do succeed?
I've always considered myself a positive thinker, but positive thinking is not going to get me the results I'm looking for.
When it comes to stepping out of my comfort zone and really seeing myself something other than what I am today, it scares the life out of me. Do I want to succeed? Yes! Am I scared I'll fail? Absolutely!
The first thing we have to do is seek God's will for our lives. Without Him as the center, things will be disastrous, even if you do succeed.
With goal setting, it's better to start with small reasonable goals that are possible to achieve. Our large goals should seem unattainable at first.
Write them down. Every day. You may think this is a waste of time, but it's not. Goals don't just give us something to aim for, it gives us something to become. When you become what you desire, you will have what you desire.
I know what I want. I can visualize it.
And that's the very thing that will help us succeed. Visualization is something we use self consciously. Anything we can clearly picture in our mind, we can accomplish. Visualize yourself reaching your goal whatever it may be and you're half way to success.
Today, I'm making a decision to push this fear of failure to the back corners of my mind and throwing caution to the wind. I'm going to go after this thing with all I've got.
The worst thing that could happen if I try ...
I can't think of anything any worse that what I'm doing now. Which is very little to almost nothing. Do they mean the same thing? Yes. So why am I going to sit back and waste time dreaming about something I want so badly, when I can put all my effort into it and start seeing positive results.
Will it be easy?
Probably not. But neither was writing a book and I did that. But I couldn't have done it without the help of my heavenly Father.
Hearing my readers tell me how much they loved the story "Broken Butterfly", how they couldn't put it down, how they can't wait to read another one ... Is a huge success. :)
So why in the world would I want to stop there?
I'm not. And to get this started, I'm going to share three of my short term goals.
It's difficult to get dinner prepared after working all day, homeschooling, picking one child up from practice and dropping another one off at dance. But I love sitting around the table with my family and having dinner together. And I love to cook, y'all. I got that from my mama!! :)
Goal for Tomorrow for my family: To cook dinner
I'm editing my next book (and I'm so close to the end) to give to my editor for one final look through and then to publish.
Goal for Tomorrow for my writing: Spend at least 30 minutes editing
And post to Twitter and Facebook at least every other day.
I'm going to write these down every day and keep adding to the list.
Will you join me on this ride to success? I can't wait to share our stories of victory with each other.