On your mark…..Get set. Go! Can you imagine the adrenaline the runner must feel pulsating through her body when she is finally at the point where it is time to run the race. The runner has trained, been disciplined, practiced long hours, and done everything in preparation for this day. The runner in her mind can feel, see, and almost taste the Victory at the finish line.
Have you ever felt like that in life? You have worked hard, made sacrifices, and avoided distractions to try to reach a goal. Maybe it was the goal of saving more money. Or it could have been a goal of rearranging your schedule to spend more time with your family. Maybe, it was a goal to earn a degree or work towards a promotion at work. Whatever the goal was it was important enough that you realized in order to accomplish it you had to make adjustments to reach your ultimate goal. Accomplishing a goal is not always an easy task…………but the reward can be life-changing.
Think about your life? What are goals you would like to accomplish? What keeps tugging at your heartstrings that you want to do with everything within you? Always remember it doesn’t have to be huge. It could be something small you have been thinking about for years, but just haven’t taken the leap to run the race towards accomplishing it. Most goals require help or assistance. Please do not have fear in reaching out to others who have expertise or have already reached the goal you are trying to reach.
FEAR………It’s a word that some of us know all too well when it comes to pursuing your dreams. If you have ever dealt with fear you know it can be crippling, and literally stop you in your tracks when it comes to accomplishing your desired goals.
So, if I may ask…..Is it fear causing you to think you can never accomplish your goals. Is fear stopping you from even trying at all? Or is this one that many women deal with ..... the fear of not feeling you are good enough? Or is it fear that you will make mistakes, and everyone will see you fall in the process of trying to reach your dreams? Please know this for sure, all of us have made mistakes. All of us have fallen. All of us have tried to reach goals and fallen short at times. What you must remember even if you have FEAR……..Do it anyway!! Do you want to live another 20 to 30 years wondering what it would have been like if you had pursued your goals……if you had taken a leap of faith to launch out into the deep of fulfilling purpose. I think you want to accomplish your goals. You may just need a push, a little motivation, or someone affirming with you that you are equipped for the journey of becoming victorious!!
Keys to Reaching Goals
First, I would advise you to develop short terms goals (goals you would like to accomplish within the next 6 months), and long term goals (goals that may take a longer time period). Writing the goals down is crucial. You have to know where you are going in order to get there.
Second, write down steps you must take to accomplish each goal. (Think about small changes as well as larger changes you must make to accomplish the goal).
Third, in the race of accomplishing goals, you need a team, or an individual that can assist you in the process. (The person or people should be encouraging, bring skills that may different than your own, invested in you reaching your goals, and honest with you throughout the process).
Fourth, BREATHE! Pace yourself. Everything can not be done in one day. Make a list if this helps of what you would like to accomplish, and work towards completing the list. For some, a list doesn’t work but just know YOU DESERVE THIS…….and YOU ARE WORTH EVERY SACRIFICE IN REACHING YOUR GOALS!!
Fifth, have an accountability partner. This is someone who you are checking in regularly with that will simply hold you accountable to what you have confessed you will do.
Sixth, have faith in yourself. Pray, & invest in learning (workshops, seminars, training, mentorship, coaching etc.)
Seventh, celebrate small accomplishments. With each step you are getting closer to your reaching your goals.
I may not physically be there with you but I CELEBRATE EACH GOAL YOU ACCOMPLISH
I CELEBRATE EACH MOUNTAIN YOU CLIMB EVEN WHEN YOU DIDN’T THINK YOU COULD CLIMB ANY FURTHER
I CELEBRATE YOU STARRING FEAR IN THE FACE and CONTINUING TO MOVE ON IN PURSUIT OF YOUR PURPOSE
I CELEBRATE YOU…….. & ALL OF THE WONDERFUL GIFTS, CREATIVITY, & VISION YOU BRING