For me, this is a HUGE goal I really want to accomplish. I’ve never been to Hawaii and it is on my bucket list PLUS this is a spot hubby and I talked about going some time. I had to laugh when they announced it because it brought back a memory of when Edythe and Elsie (my aunts) wanted to take my grandparents to Hawaii. My grandfather’s response “If I can’t drive and take the camper, I’m not going”. Okay, so I squirreled for a minute….
Do you have a dream you can’t stop thinking about – a dream you wholeheartedly want and sometimes even wonder how you can possibly achieve it? Maybe it is to have your own business. Or be debt free. Or quit your job and travel. Whatever it is, it is actually possible if you set the groundwork to accomplish it….
There is a powerful question which can help you. When I heard it, it hit me like a 2×4 because I knew there are habits and thinking patterns I would need to change in order to get to my vision.
The question is this:
Who would you have to become in order to accomplish your biggest goal?
The truth is the thing which holds us back is usually us. We need to get out of our own way by being willing to make changes, face fears and get comfortable with being uncomfortable. I started a new 8-week program called Fit Within which is helping me to get out of my own way. I’m only on week 2 and it has really brought some of these things to light…
When challenges arise, we either have a fixed mindset or a growth mindset. A fixed mindset believes your talents and intelligence are set. A growth mindset believes where you are today is just the beginning, and you have far more capacity for growth and learning than you realize. Which one do you have?
When was the last time you said “I’m just not good at ________ (fill in the blank)”? The problem with thinking like this is there are challenges which require you to stretch to places which feel uncomfortable to achieve the desired goal.
When you feel like you aren’t good at something, do you put forth a little bit more effort than you have in the past or do you just give up? With age, comes greater expectations, especially what we expect from ourselves and as a result some things may not come as easy, but it doesn’t mean you can’t do it. You might have to change your approach and your mindset. You may have to become a person who puts forth more effort when things are more difficult.
When we come up against a challenge, we must sometimes accept there are things which worked in the past which won’t work now. OUCH! We can’t keep doing the same things and expect different results.
What got you to this point, won’t necessarily get you to the next point. Who will you have to become in order to accomplish the goal you really want to accomplish? And are you willing to do it? That’s really the ultimate question. Here are some things to think about as you are working on the person you will need to become…..
- What’s the shift you have to make?
- What steps would you have to put in place?
- What would you have to change in your environment?
- Who might you have to change in your environment?
These are all choices you get to make. Believe it or not, if you make them and remain consistent, you will become the kind of person who can accomplish ANY goal you truly want.
I know working on “inside stuff” is tough. At the ripe old age of 60, I am still working on inner stuff and squashing those gremlins BUT it is so worth it,
I BELIEVE you can do it.
I challenge you to be willing to stretch in an area where you previously limited yourself. I want to you to allow yourself to become the kind of person who can accomplish your biggest goal. Share you BIG goal with us.
Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!