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Think Your Goals Into Existence – You Have the Power

It is thrilling to look at your goals realistically and know you can achieve what you want if you think into existence.

You must start by thinking about what you want to achieve. Then, step by step work your plan and make things happen. It may sound easy, but it is not. No matter what you think or read, there is no quick way to successfully achieve your goals. In order to achieve your goals.

In order to achieve your goals, you must make sure you have SMART goals. Make sure you have goals that are:

 

Specific
Measurable
Attainable
Realistic
Time-Bound
In order to achieve your SMART goals, the first step is to visualize the goals. Let’s take a look at two different goals to make it easy to visualize the point.


1.     I want to exercise 5 hours per day at the gym, work 9 am to 5 pm each day, and still spend time with my husband and children at home each day and get to bed by 11 pm each night.


2.     I want to exercise for one hour each morning at home before going to work from 9 am to 5 pm so that I can spend time with my husband and children in the evenings and get to bed by 11 pm each night.


Goal number one is just crazy. It is not realistic that a person can meet that schedule for a sustained period. There are just not enough hours in the day to make this possible. Goal number two is realistic. In order to get in that one hour of working out each morning, the person just needs to get up a little earlier. With a little work, this can be done.
When making goals, you must look at what can actually be done. In the beginning, think about how you are going to get from dreaming about your goals to making the goal a reality. Think about how each step will be accomplished. Think about the work, time, money, and other resources needed to make things a reality. It is not realistic to make a goal requiring you to spend $500 per week if you only earn $600 per week because you still need money to live. When we dream, we can dream of impossible or hard to do things. When we are setting goals, we need to be realistic. When setting goals, we need to plan step by step, piece by piece the steps necessary to achieve the impossible. Air flight was once impossible, but step by step, piece by piece, plan by plan, the Wright Brothers made it happen.
In fiction, we can dream and use hope alone to make things real. Like in the story, the “The Velveteen Rabbit.” The rabbit in the story thought he could become real if he was loved enough. He thought that hope and love would be enough to make his dream come true. While that worked in the book, it is important to realize the book is a work of fiction. In the real world, we have to do work to make things happen. We have to go out on a limb, to put the work in, to plan realistically.

 

 

 

Goal setting is not where we go to dream. Goal setting is where we sit down and in a practical manner, plan to get something done, one step at a time. So we need to be serious about our thinking and our plans. Each piece of the plan must be something that is based in reality, not in a dream. When we are realistic in our planning we take into account all our resources: time, money, personnel, ability. When we are realistic we divide things into steps that can be accomplished one at a time. When our goals are realistic, we can have confidence in them, and then we can make our dreams come true.

 

 

So, the question for you this thrilling day is how are you setting up your goals so that they are realistic?

 

Janeane Davis

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  • These are so important to keep in mind when sitting goals. Make them realistic and attainable.

  • This is so true. We should all bedo a realistic goals especially now that has pandemic around the whole world.

  • Great example.. And even goal number 2 sounds like a lot work for me. Lol. But still it is achievable.

  • I have my goals and I am starting to achieve them! This is such a motivating post. Thanks for sharing.

  • They say when you see it, you can achieve it. SO it's important to hacve visions.

  • It really does help to envision your goals. A positive outlook and goals are such an important thing!

  • Great blog post. I totally agree that goals have to be SMART. I just a trello board when I'm setting my goals as it's easier for me to visualize and see the bigger picture.

  • Love setting goals! These are great tips to help do it. There is nothing better than achieving a goal and then setting a new one.

  • Definitely a great tips. Setting a goal is so important but make sure that you are doing your best to make it possible and achievable.

  • I am a big fan of setting realistic goals and breaking them into bite size chunks. Great post!

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