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Take Charge of Your Life

4 tips to guide you in reaching for your goals

Do you ever have those days when you feel like life is passing you by? Do you ever feel like you should be doing more than what you are currently doing? Do you have a deep desire to complete a goal or dream you’ve had in your heart for some time now? Then you are not alone. Most everyone at some point in their lives will feel this way. There was a time in my life that I felt like I needed more than my present situation. I had to examine my life and master out a plan to change what I could by setting goals for myself.

There are four things you can do right now to guide you in reaching for your goals:

Identify the goal. Before you do anything you must first identify what it is that you want to accomplish. Write down your goal and vision and start there. You must first see yourself completing this goal in order for it to manifest. The power of visualizing is amazing! When you are able to see the end result, it becomes more tangible. (If you can’t visualize it, then you won’t be able to see it through.) When we can see ourselves doing something or completing something, then it becomes real to us.

Make a plan and start your road map. After you see yourself completing this amazing task, you have to develop your road map or plan that should include exactly how you will reach this goal. Every goal starts with a journey. Identifying what it takes to complete it and also being realistic about it, is all a part of your journey. Many goals are lost because there is no guide to follow. In order to know where you are going you have to know where to start. Map out your plan and start there.

Believe in yourself—even when it is hard. Now after you have mapped out the details and put your plan into motion, you may look at the big picture and get scared. Truth is, it may really be scary but that shouldn’t stop you from believing that this goal can be achieved. You must believe that you are worthy of accomplishing this goal and that nothing will deter you or get in the way of stopping your greatness.

Never give up. Now here’s where we separate the achievers from the talkers. Don’t give up because things aren’t happening fast enough. Most goals don’t happen overnight. Maybe you set a goal of going back to school and completing your degree. Or maybe writing your first novel is a goal you set for yourself, then you already know those things take time.  You have to be realistic about goal setting. And you should have added the time to complete those types of goals in your “road map.”

Setting goals is all about you wanting more for yourself and your loved ones. They take time and patience. But remember, if you give up you may never know how it feels to complete what you started.

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Penny Jones-Richardson