What sets successful people apart from the others? What makes people happier, more accomplished and respected by their peers? Even if they first come in the form of wishes, dreams, wants or desires, it's important to always strive to achieve some type of goal. Oftentimes, as busy moms, we work at achieving dozens of goals at once.
Here are 5 ways to jet ahead and make your goals a reality:
1. Make them Tangible
Type out a list to print, write it in your journal, or publish them on your blog. Get your goals out of your head and onto something tangible that you can refer back to. Otherwise it's like going into a grocery store without a list, blindfolded. Having your goals front and center daily, will help you create a plan to reach them and help you make important decisions along the way.
2. Give Yourself a Deadline
We are a society of procrastinators. Have you ever gone to the mall on Christmas Eve? Of course you have. You and the other 75,000 people trying to get the last leopard print Snuggie! Without a goal for your goal, it's just another 'someday' project. Give yourself a deadline. Put it on your calendar and work backward, adding things monthly.
3. Break It Down
Some goals are so huge and daunting and scary that we think about them and just freeze. Something like a career or relationship change or a business idea can make some people stop in their tracks. If you don't know where to start, that's a great place to start! Research has never been easier. Google things or go to a library (yes, we still have those) and find out everything that you can. No one is going to change your life for you, sister. Write down everything that you need to do and take regular steps to cross things off of that list.
4. Support Is Essential
Know anyone who got where they wanted to be by hanging out with Negative Nancy's? Surround yourself with like-minded, positive people. If you can't find anyone in your current circle, or you're new to an area, start your own club. Websites like www.foundingmoms.com are an excellent resource for finding or creating your own Meetup group. You'd be amazed how much more accountable you are to your goals when you share them with friends and collaborate on each others' ideas.
5. Believe in Yourself
No matter what your religious affiliation or belief system, you have to have faith in yourself and your dreams. Have faith that all that you are given along the way to your goals, is meant for your growth and improvement. After all, what fun would it be to have everything handed to you?
About the author: Amy Stewart-Wright is an 80' music listening, WAH rockin', outdoor loving, Moxie Momma who lives in North Carolina with her husband and 4 kids. Her dream and passion is to inspire thousands of women to find their passions and live their happiest life.