Mindset for Success

How to Set and Achieve Goals – 5 Steps to Success

The Importance of Taking Action No Matter What – Just Do It

How to set and achieve goals – Its been a while since I wrote. Hope all is wonderfully in your world. As we enter the last quarter of the year, thought it was time for an email and some sharing.

Lately I’ve noticed that people are already saying things like “Leave it to next year”, “Tomorrow”, etc and I want to say today is, please don’t wait!

Tomorrow Never Comes

There is no truer statement than tomorrow never comes (aside from “we all pay taxes!”). You can’t plan to be happy tomorrow, that’s in your power to decide right here, right now.

The same goes for taking action around goals, dreams and desires that you have.

Why wait? Just Do It! Ok, so maybe there are factors outside of your control stopping you…. So what can you do to align yourself with your goals or purpose..

5 Steps To Goal Success

  1. Break down goals into small achievable tasks especially when you are starting out. This reduces the feeling of overwhelm or impossibility. Take action immediately, even if its a phone call or looking up some information. Any action that aligns you to your goal is great (Think Law of Attraction and Law of Cause and Effect)
  2. Always have time lines, milestones, check-in dates to keep you on track.
  3. Adjust if needed. Be aware of what is working and what is not working. Are you close to achieving your goal?  Failure is a good thing. We learn from it. So if things aren’t going to plan, change direction.
  4. Achieve goals – Have your goals written down, reflect and reread them as follows:
    • Long term goals –  rewrite and update once-a-year
    • Short to medium term goals – Rewrite every 6 months, read monthly
    • Short terms goals and tasks – Read daily!! Be inspired into action. Have them beside your bed, on the bathroom mirror, in a journal that you look at each morning
  5. They say a problem shared is a problem halved. I say the same  about goals, however in the positive: A goal shared gathers momentum and support, so be don’t afraid to share your goals with your inner circle… Let those around you support you energetically, emotionally and accountability wise…

Remember Life’s a Playground, Lets Play People….!

What are your thoughts on Goal setting, Writing Goals, Seeing them through to completion? How many of you do it? Please Share below…. Love to hear your thoughts…

Janet

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Yoga, Surfing and Task Completion

Life Coaching Advice – Hi Guys, How’s things going? A number of my clients have had focusing on task completion come up for them lately, so I’m sending out an article I wrote a few years ago sharing my experience of yoga and surfing and how that focus can be applied to task completion. Enjoy…. Janet xo

Yoga and Surfing

The first time I ever paddle out on my board and sat waiting 15 minutes for a wave to come along, I knew I had found a place of peace, tranquility and oneness, just like I experience when practicing yoga.

Nothing else exists when I’m in that place. It is if I’ve made a special agreement with the ocean that I have permission to let go of everything and just be with this dynamic force of nature. The same permission applies at a spiritual level through yoga when you honour your body by pushing yourself to a gentle limit during each asana and the healing meditation at the end of the session.

Whilst surfing or practicing yoga, my stresses and concerns for the day just dissipate. The only things that matters is waiting for the forthcoming wave or calming my breath in preparation for my next move.

What follows your calmness is preparation for the next action. In surfing’s case, it is turning your board around and paddling out to catch the upcoming wave. With yoga, it is you, your breath and the movement to come. Either way, your focus is solely on the eminent event and your successful completion of it.

The beauty of both is that if you don’t succeed, you stop, learn, re-focus and feel better prepared for the next time. In my case, I laugh a lot at myself about how managed to stuff it up. However, by the end of surfing session, you feel nirvana for having got that good ride; yoga – you succeeded in finally lifting both feet of the ground doing crow’s pose. You feel awesome for having tried!

Task Completion

What if we can apply this mindset to our lives in task completion? I personally feel that we would be more successful and accomplished.

With that in mind, I put it out to you that for 1 day, you give this mindset a go!

For each and every task you need to accomplish:

  1. Be clear on your outcome
  2. Do not letting anything distract you (No email, no phone)
  3. Aim to see the task through to conclusion no matter what

How does it feel? Good? Apply the same mindset for the next task… Keep practicing until it becomes an automatic way of being and working. I guarantee you’ll have better output in a shorter time span. Leaving more time for you to do other things. How good is that?

If you do need some help with focusing – stop doing the task and visual yourself in the ocean on your board, its dawn, you are watching the sunrise and the wave approach – you are present to that sense of oneness. Then get ready, get set and go…. Namaste…

Janet x

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