Over the past few weeks I've encountered books and engaged in several conversations that all dealt with the same topic - having definite aim. We all have certain things we want to achieve in life. We may even have multiple things we wish to accomplish at the same time (I am so guilty of this). The problem is we don't always narrow our desires down to a single, specific target. My favorite motivational speaker, Zig Ziglar, says, "If you aim at nothing, you will hit it every time".
Having a specific target helps you to narrow your energy, thoughts, and focus down to that single idea. This focused intensity is the fuel that brings those desires to reality.
Try this experiment with me. Grab a piece of paper and write the following:
1) One short term goal you'd like to reach by the end of this year.
2) Why is reaching this goal so important and in what ways will achieving this goal benefit you, your family, your business, community, etc?
3) what are obstacles that would stop you from reaching this goal
4) how can you get around those obstacles so you can get what you want
After doing this, write one or two sentences that state exactly what you want, why you want it, and how you will overcome any obstacles to get what you want.
For example, my goal is to lose 20lbs by December 31. So my sentence reads like this:
"I will lose 20lbs by December 31, 2013 as I begin my journey to a healthier lifestyle so I can enjoy a long life filled with the love of family and friends. I will plan my meals and exercise times one week in advance to overcome my busy schedule and ensure I put my health and well being before my work".
Once you have your sentence, read it out loud everyday - first thing when you wake up and last thing before you go to bed. You can post it in your home or car as an additional reminder if you like. If you do this, you will begin to feel a difference in your attitude. Your thoughts will begin to direct you towards achieving your goals.
I would like to encourage us all to walk with a definite aim and purpose. And to do it with style!
Have an amazing Friday!
Sincerely, Tasha LaRae