S tarting your journey to a life full of potential and opportunity can be as easy as taking the first step out the door. However, for others it may be a little more difficult. If you’re ready to make a change and start your journey to a life of fulfillment, these easy every day steps are for you.
Down play your achievements. Shout them to the stars. Take a moment to realize all that you have accomplished in life up to this point. This can be graduating high school, running a marathon or landing a promotion. Realize the obstacles that you have already overcome and the hoops you’ve jumped through to get to where you are in life now.
Whether it’s a career or a promotion you are striving for, losing that extra 10 pounds or something you have always wanted to do. It can be anything. Take the time to write a list or create a vision board to help stay on track. The vision board can be filled with ways you can accomplish your goal as well as motivation to help you through the difficult times. Find ways to stay motivated, reward yourself for the small things. Making mini goals for yourself can also help you to stay on track towards your big goal.
You may think there’s not enough time to accomplish what you need to in one in one day. Days are usually fully booked with school, work, family, friends or chores; the list goes on and on. Try setting your alarm clock just 20 minutes earlier. You would be surprised what 20 extra minutes in a day can buy. This may be difficult at first, and it takes 21 days to truly form a habit, but those who wake up earlier are usually more successful.
Some weekends should be for relaxing and taking a deep breath away from the stresses of the workweek. You can still relax, but make sure your goal is accomplished first. This could be finishing homework, applying for a job or doing your workout. You’ll feel better and be one more step towards your desired goal. Weekends can also be a time to make your week ahead easier, so plan ahead and help yourself stay on target.
You’re the one wanting to take this leap and make this change in your life. So excuses are not options. Make mini goals with set dates and follow through. Also, develop a schedule for yourself, use a planner to help yourself keep track of where you’re in your goal. This will ensure you stay on track and accomplish your overall goal.
At the end of the day, you’re the one making this leap. This could be for yourself or for your family, but you’re the one making your life better. View the goal as a gift to yourself and not something you despise or hate.
Remember, timing is never perfect and we all have excuses on why we can’t accomplish our goals or start our journey. However, as soon as you start to see yourself reaching your goal you will be glad you started. Think of where you could be a month from now if you started today. Remember to stay persistent. Even if you’re working your hardest and still aren’t seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. Keep pushing.