Today's post will hopefully be a motivating one. Sometimes we know exactly what we want but we either have no idea how to get there or we just don't have the motivation to do what we want to do. There's a lot you can do to make your goals seem more accessible, and we're going to talk about that today! Here's 9 things to do to kill it:
1. You have to want it. I mean really want it. You need to find the motivation to go after whatever your goal is. Don't let what you want turn into something that you'd like to do if you can find the time for it. Get out of the "it would be nice if I did so-and-so" and start saying "I'm going to do this." You have to fuel your goals with as much motivation as possible. Motivation can come from anywhere. You can find it from blogs, from music, from people, from books (I'm reading You Are a Bad*** right now and it's great), or even from inside yourself. Find a source of energy that pushes you to achieve your goals and keep it close to you at all time.
2. Make your goals a priority. Sometimes we push what we really want to the bottom of the priority list because we have other demands. Instead, push it to the top, and make time for it. If you really want something you have to give yourself the time and the resources to make it happen. It's not selfish to prioritize what you want to achieve.
3. Break a big goal into smaller goals. Have no idea where to start? Make a list of steps to achieve your goal. It makes to seem more manageable and can give you more motivation to get it done. If you can break it down into small components it'll be less overwhelming. Focus on one step at a time and celebrate when you accomplish your smaller goals.
4. Surround yourself with people who motivate you. Find people who want your dreams to happen just as much as you do. Find someone to hold you accountable or someone you can bounce ideas off of. Find people who believe in you. Ask people for help when you need it. Goals are easier to achieve when you have love and support.
5. Ignore the haters. Or let them motivate you. If they think you can't do it, show them you can. They don't know you or what you're capable of, so don't let them tell you anything about yourself. This is different from constructive criticism. Let people build you up and make you better, but don't let them tear you down. You're too strong and have too much to achieve. You don't have time to listen to negative comments about all the great things you're doing.
6. Share your goals with people. It's a small world, and chances are if you tell people your goals they'll probably know someone who knows someone who can help you out. Use your community to your advantage. Sometimes just talking about your goals can help them seem more real and important, so get your ideas out there, and let the help come flowing in.
7. Tie your goals to something bigger. I use my blog a lot for this. It helps me stay accountable. I'm working on the Happiness Project right now, and at times where I think, "ugh, I really don't want to do this," I remember that I have to uphold my goals for both myself and my blog. You can do this with a friend or keep a journal; whatever motivates you to stay on top of things.
8. Make to-do lists. Write down what you need to do. It gets it out of your head and on to paper (or wherever you're writing it) and makes everything seem more manageable. Organize your list by priorities and get it done, girl!
9. Remember that you're freaking awesome and you can kick some serious butt. You can crush your goals. It's possible. Don't let yourself believe that you aren't good enough for what you want to accomplish, because you're strong enough and capable of killing it. Push away those thoughts and go live your dreams. You only live once, so you might as well be doing what you want to be doing for it.
If you can dream it, you can do it. Go achieve those goals and kick butt while doing it.