Whether it’s a promotion, relationship, writing, weight loss or health I have always been one to set goals. Big ones, small ones, and every single size in between. I love to write them down and make the lists of what I need to do to achieve them. I LOVE the satisfaction of putting a check mark beside one of my steps. I thrive off the ability to complete each task. & I am also a firm believer that it’s never too late to set a new goal to reach for.
- So if you want to further your career; get up early, be the first one in the office, bust your ass and show the higher ups that you are an invaluable member of the team. 🖇
- You want your relationships (love & friendship alike) to be stronger, healthier and full of love; communicate, appreciate and remind them how grateful you are to have them in your life. ❤️
- You want to share your words; do it. Choose a platform and start typing whatever comes to your mind. Or get a journal and devote 10 minutes a day to writing about anything and everything you need to get out. I even write letters I’ll more than likely never send but it has helped me get my emotions on paper and cultivated my own style of ramblings. 📝
- Weight loss is weighing heavy on your soul; start by eliminating one “bad habit.” Cut out soda for a week, then a month and so in. Eat more protein. Drink as much water each day as you can physically stomach. Keep track of what goes in your body and monitor your weight weekly; but don’t become too obsessed with the scale. Remember you may lose inches faster than pounds. 🥗
- You want to be healthier? Great! Start small. Start with your diet or start with exercise. Set small goals like adding more veggies to your daily meals or start walking 30 minutes 4-5 times a week and work up to a goal of running a mile or two or ten. 🏃♀️
I think one of the biggest challenges we face is the instant gratification mentality we have all become accustomed to. We think one day of overtime entitles us to make the most within a company. We see picture perfect couples on Instagram and think after one fight we no longer have that. We desire to write words that EVERYONE wants to read the moment they are put out there. We want to eat one salad and lose 20lbs. We expect to put on a pair of sneakers and run a 10k after not working out for months or years.
The reality is that we still very much have to work for the goals we set. We have to find the determination and motivation to make small changes in order to reach BIG goals. & we have to constantly remind ourselves that having one slip up or fight or bad day doesn’t mean we simply throw all our hard work in the trash. We pick up and try again and again and again. We have to start over from day one if that is what it takes. We need to stay as consistent as possible and keep pushing to put that check mark beside each small task we have written down to ultimately reach the goal we have been dedicating ourselves to hit.
We can ALL do it. Or we can all make excuses. Ultimately the choice is ours and ours alone. Our friends can’t do it for us. They can encourage, support and love but we have to put in the hard work. .
The hard work that may come with blood, sweat, tears, bruises, scars and sacrifices. . But once you can say “I did it. I completed a major goal.” All of the pain will be worth it and soon fade into a feeling of accomplishment and pride.
So today; set a new goal. Write down baby steps to reach it and start now. You don’t have to wait until after this event or that event, don’t wait for Monday, and never put off til tomorrow what you could get done today.
I promise you; you got this! 💪