Last year I made resolution to achieve certain things in my life, however small for others but very crucial for myself. And I feel so contended by the end of the year that my goals, for first three month of the next year, is already on the wall. Now, it has become absolutely clear to my mind that nothing in this world is unachievable. You have the liberty to define your dreams and goals. You have the power to mold your path. You can also achieve what you desire. So here are the five small methods that have ability to change the course of your life.
- Put them on wall
Nothing is as powerful as those tiny sticky notes on your wall. You are planning to travel to a new city this weekend, put that on your wall. Are you trying to develop new skill? Are you trying to move on from an unhealthy and bad relationship? Are you trying to be a morning person or trying to shed some calories? Whatever it is just put your goals on the wall absolutely lucid. You will notice them, while going to bed and while waking up. At times, you will just keep looking at them and fall asleep. You have to live and breathe your goals and for that your goals have to be tightly wired in your brain cerebellum. You will be forcefully reminded of your goals every time you feel diverted or lost. So write your goals and stick it to the wall.
- Take one step at a time
Most of us become overwhelmed while defining our goals and tend to set unrealistic goals which begin to scare ourselves over time. To achieve big, start with small steps. You want to build your morning rituals then don’t set your alarm for 4.00 A.M in the morning one fine day because you were highly motivated. Let’s first try waking up at 7.00 a.m. in the morning. Once you start waking up at 7.00 a.m effortlessly, change your alarm time to 6.45 a.m. small move but highly effective.
Do you want to start reading books? Start reading for 10-15 minutes a day. Make sure that in those fifteen minutes you do nothing but practice reading. Practice this habit and you will find yourself extending your reading time. Set realistic goals and start with small step that’s the key.
Now this part becomes challenging and test your patience. You have put your goals on the wall and you started executing them gradually but keep your actions persistent. You will feel like you are not making any progress but do it anyway. You will feel like giving up but don’t give up. Be stupid and be tough on yourself. Remember there is nothing like overnight success. You just have to keep doing without thinking of the outcomes. Jennifer Dewalt, a self-taught web developer, learned coding by building 180 websites in 180 days. Practice has power to bring tremendous results so be consistent with your actions.
- Don’t be afraid to start
No. Wait. You know what it’s okay to be afraid. Everybody gets afraid before starting unexplored path and it’s completely natural. Your brain will explode with fearful and dreary thoughts but don’t let them overcome you instead overcome your fears and believe me once you see the results you will be crushing your fears all the time. You will be addicted to the fearless life.
Sounds pretty tough isn’t it? But all the charismatic leaders, I have read about, if they all had one thing in common then that was developing self-discipline. If you want to shed some kg’s occasional Pizza’s and carbonated drinks are of no excuse. You have to be completely into your goals. You don’t have to explicitly develop self-discipline. Self-discipline itself is an outcome of being persistent and honest about your goals.
“Believe in your dreams. If you don’t, who will?”