Now that we've explored a bit about identifying your values & goal-setting, we wanted to take a moment to chat about ways to give your goals more power, to turbo-charge them, so you'll have a better chance of achieving them.
So much can get lost along the way in the details, & highlighting an important part of the process is the most effective idea we know of to enhance & prioritize your goals. Just simply remind yourself often to revisit the feelings that inspired you, & prompted your call to action.
Reconnect with the feelings you had initially, & you reconnect with the motivation & resulting willpower you mustered when you began the project. It's like taking a B-12 shot to revitalize you, if you've found your enthusiasm or drive lagging.
Your feelings can make or break the success of any project, but especially when you're trying to make daily, important changes that require time, resources, & effort. Tapping into the feelings that motivated you to begin with as a part of the process, will give you the power to stay on track & move more swiftly toward your goals.
An example? You bought a dress a few months ago, all excited about wearing it at an upcoming event. Somehow that excited, happy, inspirational feeling that motivated you to make the decision to get in better shape, has gotten buried in your everyday responsibilities. You've found you've lost the drive to continue to pursue the goal.
Taking the time to remember how you felt, to envision again the happy, anticipatory excitement you felt when you decided to buy the dress & get in better shape to wear it so you'd shine at the event, will refuel your motivation, & the willpower to reset & pursue the goal anew.
Life gets in the way more often than we'd like or plan for. Keep that in mind so you can remind yourself how you feel about a goal , & rediscover the enthusiasm & pleasurable anticipation you had when you first made the decision to tackle the goal.
Use whatever tools you can to help, like a picture on the fridge, or a motivational note you post in your weekly planner. Try creating a 10-minute visualization of your goal realized. It can have a powerful effect on how you direct your energies. Anything that reminds you of how you felt when you decided on your goal can be put into play as often as need be until you reach that goal.
Best, Patrick & Jo-Anna
TakeAway Tip: Enlist the help of a friend who might have a similar goal in mind. You can back each other up with motivational ideas, get-togethers to revitalize energies, & extra moral support.