I just spent 4 weeks in good ole’ Virginia.
“Home is the nicest word there is.”
-Laura Ingalls Wilder
“I live in my own little world. But its ok, they know me here.”
“We leave something of ourselves behind when we leave a place, we stay there, even though we go away. And there are things in us that we can find again only by going back there.”
It’s funny how time goes by so fast the older you get. If I read that sentence as a teenager, I’d have rolled my eyes. 😉
Four weeks used to feel like 4 years. Now it feels like 4 days.
A lot, and I do mean a lot of things seem to change as time passes.
Beliefs, interests, characteristics, confidence, the list is fluid.
Throughout time and change, goals can remain consistent if attention and dues are paid.
“Perhaps when we find ourselves wanting everything, it is because we are dangerously close to wanting nothing.”
“Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.”
-Louisa May Alcott
Specifically, having actionable written plans will lead to success.
Beliefs come from patterns:
- It’s good to question beliefs as we get power from doing so.
- If your control system is engaged, be careful with your autopilot system.
- Most olympic athletes are delusional in the sense they believe they can achieve the supernatural. That belief helps them achieve difficult results.
- To be more effective in dealing with autopilot, let’s discuss characters:
- We become characters during moods
- Think about stepping away from the character at present
Altering the character
- Consider a cost benefit analysis
- What would it be like if your most successful character was chosen by an autopilot?
- What character would be at the root of a story that empowers you?
- What would your role model say?
Apply the character experience of your most ideal setting to a challenge.
Utilize visualization techniques to achieve your goals.
“You never know what’s around the corner. It could be everything. Or it could be nothing. You keep putting one foot in front of the other, and then one day you look back and you’ve climbed a mountain.”
If you struggle with decision paralysis or too many things on the to-do list, write it all down. I find writing it down to be helpful and a way to clear my head. You instantly let go of all the things since it’s in front of you and no longer only running wild in your mind.
From there, pick a task and trust yourself that you’ll accomplish the rest. Focus on your selection and just go. Funny how just going with the task is right where you want to be to garner success. You got it, kiddo. 😉
Remember starting is often the hardest part of the process. Instead of thinking how far you have to go, just get started, no matter how big or small the start is. You can do this.
“Focus on your goals, not your fear.
Focus like a laser beam on your goals.”
–Roy T. Bennett
And with that, let’s get after our goals.