This is a part two of sorts to How to Become a Goal Setter.
There is something so beautiful about action and accomplishing goals. Just the idea of it inspires me. Before you even get started accomplishing your goals you must DECIDE TO DO IT! Easier said than done, simply deciding to accomplish your goals is SO, SO important! Moving the things on your “wish-list” to your “goal list” is a big deal. It requires determination and follow through. Once you decide that you are going to accomplish something, go and accomplish it!
1. CLING TO JESUS
In order to succeed in anything you must first realize that you are broken. You must understand that no matter the goal, you NEED your creator. You must cling to Jesus! “If you love your creator truly, your goals will reflect that. Your dreams will echo His beautiful design. This should bring you such joy! God is the only one who can adequately strengthen you, God is the only one who can adequately motivate you and God is the one who will be responsible for your success. Everything you do should reflect Him.” (quote from part 1)
You must run to Him and ask Him for help! Tells Him your hopes and dreams. Invite Him to join and ask where you should start. Let him define your goals.
As part of my year of working hard and resting deeply I realized I needed God in a very real way in order to EVER be successful in my blog. Now, I start every post by praying and reading my bible. I dedicate each post to Him and since then I have noticed a big change in the quality of my work.
2. DEFINE YOUR GOALS
Pull out a notepad and your favorite pen and start laying out the specifics of your goals. Here are some questions to get you started.
- What EXACTLY do I want to accomplish?
- Why do I want to accomplish this?
- Is my goal feasible?
- Is this a goal that God will proud of?
- How can I show God’s love while accomplishing my goal?
- How will I show God’s love once my goal is accomplished?
3. SET DEADLINES
For some people deadline are very helpful, for others hey are very stressful and for others still (myself included) they are a happy mixture of both. Whatever your stance on self-imposed deadlines I believe they are important. They don’t have to be incredibly specific, but they certainly can be! It is entirely up to you.
Some examples of feasible deadlines for a person trying to get into shape might include:
- Workout/go to the gym 4 days a week.
- Do at least 10 minutes of cardio 4 days per week.
- Focus on portion control.
- create a meal plan by the end of the week.
- get ride of tempting unhealthy food options from the house by tomorrow
- Loose 5 pounds in two weeks.
The purpose of this step is to break your goal down step by step to aid you in accomplishing your goal by taking it one step at a time. Not to stress you out by making the goal unattainable. So, adjust your deadline accoridingly.
4. ASK FOR HELP
I strongly believe there is not one single goal you can accomplish all on your own. Not one. We are a people you thrive off of relationships and we are meant to!
Help has many forms, some as simple as just having someone to help keep you accountable, to talk with about your deadlines and to inspire you. Others are more involved like inviting someone to working alongside you, help you raise money, edit your articles and blog posts and assisting in the entire process of attaining your goal.
The best way a person can help you is to pray for you. The more God is involved the better the result will be every single time.
What are some ways you tackle your goals?