Goals and what they might mean to you
Have you ever noticed words inside of words? I have. Like GOALS – it has the word GO in it. And DIET has the word DIE in it. Yeah, well, I never promised you I wasn’t a weirdo. But, we do play mind games with ourselves sometimes (like seeing words in words!) If you are like me, seeing GO in GOALS made me a little more motivated. I wanted to share with you.
How to take a big goal and turn it into little smaller bites
First, make a BIG GOAL-an over-arching one. Like, make $100.00 this month from something other than your job, or walk a mile so you can get much-needed exercise, or how about change your diet.
Then, you can break it down into smaller components like clean someone’s house, pet-sit, or have a garage sale to make the cash. Or set mini-goals that you can obtain by getting up and moving such as start out walking to the end of the driveway and back, then go to the first mailbox, second, third. Make a goal of changing your diet and then begin working for the smaller bits.
Believe me, this is what I did and it worked.
My big goal was to make $$$ from something other than my job. I didn’t put a limit on how much. It meant activating the GO in GOAL but it worked.
Between my get started money for the sale, and what I made, I can buy groceries and get gas for my car and it will not come out of my bank account! That’s an accomplished goal, and this is just the first weekend of April! *I am a little bit of an overachiever, haha* (I did have to work for it. I had to battle spiders and ants in my storage building, go through oodles of junk stored in my office and set it all up and sit with it all day).
But hey, I did the go in goal and it worked for me.
So, try this, you guys. Make a goal. Say you are going to walk one mile by the end of April. A mile walked starts with a few steps. Then goes to .25 of a mile, then .50 of a mile .75 of a mile and wham! You are there.
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Maybe you need a goal to watch your diet…then, start by purchasing only veggies and yogurt for lunch (I buy Pictsweet frozen veggies and whatever yogurt is on sale…but I love Light and Fit GREEK! )
That’s a small break off of your big goal because to change just one meal of your day, will benefit you over time in giant ways. I went from 173 to 156 in a few years just making this ONE change in my diet. And think of how great you will feel if you make your goal?
So, take baby steps to achieve your goals. You shouldn’t try to do all of it at one time. Eat the elephant a bite at a time, right?
Now that I have managed to show myself what I can do when I GO for my GOALS – I am off to make a new one…like…I don’t know… Get more email subscribers? If you haven’t shared this site with your friends, why don’t you? I would love to have them come along for the ride. Yeah, the more the merrier for sure! And remember, if you subscribe to my email list you get a free excerpt from a work in progress of mine.