Goals, plans and change

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Everyday life can become more than just monotonous….it can become downright dull and beyond boring. The very things that we dislike doing, such as a dead-end job, laundry, yard work, can become the very things that hold us back from doing the things that have the power to enhance our lives.

Instead of letting our lives become stagnant pools of emptiness while we yearn for something more, a plan of action is needed. This plan should not be the answer itself, but rather a tool to be integrated into your life that can manifest a positive zest for life deep into your life that eventually becomes part of who you are.

This wonderful little tool needs to include a few very important items. First and foremost, it needs to be realistic. If it is set beyond reasoning, then you are setting yourself up for failure which is what we are trying to avoid. The plan needs to revolve around your inner most desires that are going to provide motivation for you to want to spring into action in order to achieve your goals. And, of course, the plan needs to include a set of goals.

A set of goals can be a short, or sometimes long, list of action items that need to be firmly established. The key here is to stick with these goals and not be deterred. When you stop actively pursuing your goals is when you fall back into that dull and monotonous routine of nothingness. So keep motivated and continue trying to meet each of those goals.

Setting your goals is often the easy part. It is the road that must be traveled in order to accomplish those goals that can be difficult. Set down some strict guidelines on what is required to meet that particular goal. Outline every single little step if that makes it easier. Once you can visual the action that you need to take, it will be easier to actually make yourself take that action.

Try not to become discouraged. Every day can bring new challenges and obstacles. Do not become overwhelmed that these obstacles are permanent. Remember, if there is a will – there is a way. If those obstructions cannot be removed from your life, then your life can find a way around them.

Stay focused on what you want. Distractions are great as stress relievers from time to time, but they cannot be allowed to be the main focus of your life. Remain consistent with the steps it will take to meet your goals and stay motivated. Keep your eyes on the prize, and the prize will be yours in the end.

Welcome change. Do not resist it when something in your life begins to change. Change can be uncomfortable for us because it jerks us out of our comfort zone and into uncharted territory. No one wants to fall and get hurt. However, if you do not try then you will never know how well you could succeed.


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