As of today, I’m officially no longer a full time employee. And to that I say, woohoo! I am however still going to be working part time because I do like my job. That should be a nice happy medium — giving me more time to focus on my Pay Off Debt app and my art.
This has been a long-time goal of mine, so I’m happy to finally get here. (Paying off our house certainly helped!) So I’m here to tell you that you absolutely CAN reach huge goals. Goals that may seem complicated or undoable at first. Goals that you don’t necessarily know right now how you might even accomplish. How?
What you need to reach your goals
You need two major things to reach your goals: a burning desire to do so + actually taking regular action on that desire.
You can’t just daydream about what it might be like one day to do or be [whatever you want]. (Although I do recommend daydreaming about exactly that regularly, because doing so will help fuel your desire. So go ahead and daydream. Feel what reaching your goal will be like before you’ve even done it.)
And while you’re doing that…
Take steps toward reaching your goal — daily if possible. It doesn’t matter if they’re tiny steps or huge ones, as long as you’re going in the right direction.
Not sure how to accomplish what you want?
You don’t need to worry about the how — at least not up front. Truly. I’ve never really worried about how to reach a goal. Not because I somehow automatically see everything laid out before me and it all works perfectly, but because I know that life isn’t like that. Life is so much better than a path set in stone.
There’s no goal police out there, checking to make sure you went about things the “right” way and didn’t screw anything up. So what if you do? Label those as either happy accidents or learning experiences and go from there.
As human beings we’re blessed with the ability to learn and course correct along the way. Not knowing how to get to your goal before you start isn’t important. You can figure that out along the way. What matters is knowing where you’re going (and enjoying the journey along the way.)
If you get stuck…
If you get stuck, there are people who will help you with advice, opinions, encouragement, and sometimes even by pitching in and working alongside you. There’s also trial and error, and discovering awesome stuff along the way that you might never have learned otherwise if you hadn’t just forged ahead.
So just start. Even if you don’t feel ready, because often the first step is to start before you’re ready.Posted in Setting & Achieving Goals on 11.04.13 with 7 comments.