Jan 19, 2016


I don't know about you but I'm a list maker. I like to have things planned so I know what I have to do, and where I need to go. Knowing that I have my week or month planned out makes it easier for me to breathe. For a few months now I've been trying to figure out what I'd want to focus on this year in terms of goals and how I'll achieve them. After some trial and error in the passed years I've learned a handful of things that I can apply to ensure my success. I thought I could share some of the lessons I've learned with you so that we can all be successful together!

Take the time to really think about what you would like to accomplish. Start by giving yourself a fixed time frame and figure out what you could accomplish during that time! Find yourself a bigger, more general goal that will be your long-term goal. You can then think about smaller things you would like to accomplish while you slowly work your way to your biggest goal. If you're someone that gets nervous about planning long-term, then simply focus on short-term goals. They will be easier to accomplish and make you feel good about your life!

While some might say to keep your goals realistic, I say let yourself dream big! It's easy to have these big and great ideas and not really know where to start which leads to discouragement. It's also easy to do the complete opposite: you think there's no way for you to achieve the big goals you dream of so you don't bother even starting anything. Big or small, all dreams are achievable. You just need to keep things in perspective. This brings me to my next point.

While you can allow yourself to set some big goals, you need to make sure that you can come up with some smaller goals that you would need to achieve in order to get to your ultimate goal. This might be useful to help you realize that your goal might be more of a long-term project than a short one. Laying down a plan with some smaller goals will make you feel a little more structured. You will also get the satisfaction of crossing them off your list!

Telling your goals to the people you are close to will help you achieve them a lot more. You might get some positive feedback which will feed your desire to achieve your goals. The action of telling others itself will increase your chances of you achieving your goal, because the social pressure of having an idea out in the open will push you to actually achieve it.

While I believe in the law of attraction with all of my being, I also believe in taking matters into your own hands! The law of attraction is a little too complex to talk about in depth in this post (Would you like a post about it?) I quickly want to mention manifesting.Your goal is set, you have all the steps to get there and now you've got to get cracking. One way to ensure you will stay on track and to keep your goal, is to manifest. The key to manifesting is to filter out all negative thoughts. Put together a vision board and hang it up where you will see it daily. Take some time out of your day to ground yourself and picture yourself achieve your goals. Talk to others about your goals without the "if", talk with certitude. The confidence you put out in the world about your goals will do nothing but boomerang back and help you. Don't give all your trust to the law of attraction though. Manifest while you take personal actions to actually move your goal forward! 

Don't be afraid to dream big!

Let me know in the comments what your goals are :) 

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  1. Great post! Staying realistic is so important and I think it goes hand-in-hand with having a plan. It's good to stay positive and start each day with an "I CAN" attitude, which really helps in pushing our minds towards the right direction in achieving our goals.

    Liyana | Rouge & Ruche

    1. Thank you Liyana! Starting with an "I CAN" attitude is so so important, I always try to start my days that way. You mention such great points :)

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    1. Hi Martina! That's one of our goals as well :) Thank you and we'll definitely check it out.

  3. These are very good points you have listed here. For me starting with small goals works for me. I think people get too ambitious to start and that leads to dropping the ball.

    I will definitely be checking out this blog in the future.

    Jeanine Marie

    1. Thank you Jeanine :) And small goals work for me as well, but my small goals usually lead to my ultimate goal that I have in mind. I think if you start with a really big goal, you won't really know how to get to that point and as you said, it leads to dropping the ball. Can't wait to hear from you again!


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