It’s not just about having a goal, but it’s also about taking action towards reaching that goal.
To take action, you first have to believe your goal is possible. Once you start taking action on your goals, they will become reality.
I know, writing and reading it is easy enough.
The hardest part of making your dreams come true and reaching your goals is acting on them. It’s easy to dream about things you want in your life or things you want to do, but much harder to actually make them happen.
This is especially true when you want to act on your dreams. Nothing is stopping you, but for some reason, you’re unable to do so. The name for this phenomenon is resistance. Breaking through it is crucial to reaching your goals.
Resistance is a common phenomenon.
So common that most people experience it at one time or another. To get past it, you must first determine what’s causing it. Resistance has many causes; anxiety and fear are the most common, but there are many others.
Do you have conflicting goals? Are you trying to reach goals that you want, or that other people want for you? Are you focusing on what you’ll lose instead of what you’ll gain? Are you procrastinating until the time is “right?” Or overwhelmed by all the work ahead of you?
It’s important to figure out what the root issue (or issues – it might be more than one) is before you can move beyond it. Once you’ve figured out what the cause is, make a plan to deal with it.
3 Steps to Help You Take Action
If you have fear or anxiety about working on your dreams, you’ll need to use specific methods for reducing them. The other issues also have their own methods for working through them. The only ones you can’t easily fix are conflicting goals and false goals. They require a reevaluation of your dreams and setting new goals.
1. Create a concrete plan for your goals
We all want to accomplish something in our lives, be it an aspiration or a goal. However, we often have no clue how to start. This is because we are too afraid to get started and face the challenge of achieving our goals.
The first step in creating a concrete plan for your goals is to identify what you want to achieve and what you are willing to do to achieve it. Once you have identified these two aspects, the next step would be to figure out what steps you will need to take to achieve this goal/aspiration of yours to come true. This can include setting deadlines, as well as breaking down your goal into smaller tasks and objectives.
The key point of this process is that you should not make your goals too vague or too vague to make them easily achievable. To create a concrete plan, one must identify what they are willing to do and what they want to achieve. It is important that the person knows exactly which steps they need to complete their goal, and if they are willing to take those steps. One must also have specific deadlines for each step, to ensure that they can complete their goal on time. It is important to have a concrete plan of action to guide your action steps.
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2. Write down your motivation for each goal
Motivation is the driving force behind success. It is what pushes us to achieve our goals and dreams.
Take the time to reflect on and write out the motivation for the goals you’re setting. The best way to achieve your goals is to understand why they are important to you.
Here are some real life examples from women I’ve worked with in the past:
I want to become a full-time writer because I love writing and want to make it my profession. I feel it would be a great opportunity to explore my creativity and share my thoughts with the world.
I want to become a self-made entrepreneur because I want to control my own life, work hard, and reap the rewards of my hard work. I am tired of living paycheck-to-paycheck while working at jobs that don’t fulfill me or make me happy.
I want to get a promotion because I have been working hard for my company and deserve it.
I want to be more productive, so that I can spend more time with my family.
3. Put your new plan into action now!
The best time to start a new plan is today.
Don’t wait for the perfect time, or the perfect plan.
You will never find it. Start now, and you will be surprised how much progress you make.
Try different methods. Change up what you’re doing until you find something that works and helps you break through the wall. Once you break through the resistance, you’ll find working on your goals much easier.
The most important part of getting past resistance is to keep trying. If you work on it, you’ll find a way through. It might seem impossible, but it’s not. Very few things are impossible. Just don’t give up. That’s the only way to make sure you never get past the resistance.
You can do this. You can get through the resistance and make it happen. Your dreams are waiting for you. You just have to get to them!
Yep. I finally did it!
The Diva Plan has been a years-long project of mine.
It’s purpose is to help you track and manage your business goals to establish a profitable business that will give you joy, and fuel your passion to thrive, using the Diva Principles:
D: Daily Routines & Delegation
I: Impact, Influence, and Information
V: Visualization and Vocalization
A: Action Plan
Michelle D. Garrett is the founder of Divas With A Purpose.
She focuses on sharing resources for being purposely productive; setting personal and professional goals and achieving them through daily action; and successfully running a business while focusing on your mental health. Michelle is a full-time entrepreneur who specializes in teaching female entrepreneurs how to show up consistently in their business – online and off.