Feeling Good Friday: Goals
In the first segments of Feeling Good Friday, we talked about gratitude and following your heart. Gratitude brings out inspiration and sparks creativity. Following your heart leaves you feeling fulfilled and not bored, where you live a life with passion. Which brings us to Feeling Good Friday's third segment, goals.
Goals are important part of everyone's lives, but sometimes we lose focus. It is important to set goals so you can set in place the manifestations for that specific time frame. It allows you to figure out what you really want, and what you don't want. It is important to set all kinds of goals. Goals for tomorrow, goals for next week, next month, next year, in 5 years and so on. In doing so, you are actually setting up the framework for success. Not only this, you might even feel excited to see how they will unfold and how you will aim towards achieving your goals. Goals can be anywhere from finding a new job to being able to afford those expensive new shoes, it's all relative and specific to your perception.
Goals gives you motivation and inspiration. It allows the heart to open up and life to just be easy.
So here is an exercise:
Tips: No goal is too big, no dream is too big. Don't feel discouraged by anything or anyone about what dreams and goals you want to accomplish. We are here just once, it's important to make it count, important to make a difference and aim for something greater than what's comfortable. Don't feel scared when setting goals, feel excited and inspired!
1.. Make a list of some short term, mid goals and long term goals, it can be specific or general, it can sort of be like a to-do list as well. This helps get your brain moving and your inspiration flowing. Just notice how light and accomplished you even feel after filling this out.
Long term (5-10 years):
ex; Buy a house, love my job, own a restaurant, walk the moon, write a book, travel
Mid term (monthly, yearly):
ex; make business cards, read 1 book this week, get my degree
Short term (daily, weekly):
ex; cook a new recipe, write a new blog post, go on a hike, meditate
2.Within the specific categories below, make a list of goals pertaining to that theme, around 3-4 goals each. This helps form specific goals around specific categories, making it really clear about what you really want.
Example: Fitness 1. cook more healthy foods 2. swim two times a week 3. eat out less 4. eat less red meat
- Fitness & Health
3. Now, write 1 BIG things you want to accomplish in life as a long term goal. Be as specific as possible. Although we did this prior, by thinking and choosing just 1 big dream and goal, it can help eliminate things you may not want as much and it gives you a clear direction on what you want to achieve. It can be career based, or any other type of category. Try to make it as concise and to the point as possible, and start it with "I AM". Use the present, don't say "I AM GOING TO BE...". This is because the "going" indicates that you don't already have what you wish to achieve, and that goal is not already achieved. You need to believe and know your goal is already achieved.
Example: I am a famous DJ. I am in love. I am healthy.
4. Now! With that 1 big goal, be as specific and possible and write one paragraph about specifics of that dream. What do you envision when you think of that 1 goal or dream? What type of people are you with? What is the environment like? What are you wearing? How do you feel? Sad? Happy? etc. etc. Feel as free as possible and don't feel uncomfortable writing it all down. You can just jot it down or you can write it like a little story, there are no rules, do whatever your creative mind tells you.
Start to feel a sort of lightness and resistance free feeling and hold on to that. Continue making goals as they show up in your life. We are constantly changing, molding and shaping our minds, goals and dreams and this is fine and normal. So continue to jot down goals, accomplishments and dreams and see how they unfold and how amazing it is to see your goals be achieved.