I recently came across a quote on Pinterest stating, “Where Focus Goes, Energy Follows.” And after reading that the first words that came to my mind were, “Seriously.” I think it was a great self-reflection moment, “Am I putting my focus in the right areas?!”
We all know that in life we tend to put our energy into things that sometimes allow us to take our focus off the things that really need our attention.
For most of us, in one area or another, we strive to have some type of success in life. (if not, we should!) When we look at celebrities like Beyonce, we question our own work ethic, and wonder am I working hard enough? what have I been doing all my life?!
Know that not everyone will reach the same level of success as Beyonce, and you shouldn’t strive for that either.
We should simply strive to reach our OWN top, and be the BEST versions of ourselves. I promise that it would make life so much simpler, not compare your success to someone else’s. And yes we should look to others for inspiration, but trying to achieve the same success as someone else is so tiring.
The one thing you should be worried about is being more successful than the person you were yesterday. You are your only competition. Once you start focusing on your plans and goals you will feel so free!
Another Pinterest quote for the win: “Without Dreams And Goals There is No Living, Only Merely Existing, And That’s Not Why We Are Here.”
Now, we all want to be successful. We want to start that blog, to pursue that business, to walk across that stage with that degree, get out of debt, and buy that car. How do we do it? How do we stay on top at achieving our goals?
I am a firm believer that the secret behind success is strategy and patience. So here are 5 essential steps you can revisit daily to stay on top of your goals:
Tip #1- Have A Purpose
Establishing your heart and mind “WHY.” Why are you doing what you’re doing? Is it for yourself? Is it to help other people? Once you know your why, it will encourage you throughout your process to KEEP PUSHING FORWARD.
Tip #2 Narrow Your Focus
By focusing on only a few goals at a time. Pick those goals that are truly yours and your hearts deepest desire. Then focus all your efforts like a laser beam upon their completion. Take the top ten and zero in on those three to five goals that mean the most to you. The three to five goals that you know you have the deepest desire to achieve.
Tip #3 Plan It Out
A goal without a plan is just a wish. I love writing down all of my plans down in a planner, sticky notes, and the notes app in my phone! I legit have notes everywhere!
Tip #4 Network & Surround yourself with a group of like-minded people
Surround yourself with those that will not only encourage your accomplishments but challenge you towards them as well. None of us will accomplish any big goal alone. You are going to need assistance from others.
Tip #5 Commit
Remember why you started and don’t stop. It can get so easy to quit when you don’t see the results of your actions instantly. You can’t get a degree in a day. It will never happen. All truly successful people know that great things take time and LOTS of work.
Friends, setting goals in life is fun and exciting! Waking up with a purpose and motivation is so much better than living a boring life without ANY direction. God has created us to ENJOY LIFE! Find what makes you passionate and strive to be the best that YOU can be in that.