Getting Excited About Your Health, Day 5: Get Alignment With Your Goals
The final step that you need to be taking right now is bringing yourself into proper alignment with your goals. This is going to involve a series of steps that will help make sure that you are fully focused on the goal that you have set for yourself and are now ready to put into place all the actions that you need to be taking to realize true success.
It's going to be highly important that you are taking the time to finish off with this step, even if you feel like you're all ready to dive into the process because this is what will set you up for creating the future that you desire.
You need to be fully aligned with your goals so that you can easily maintain the focus and concentration on them that you desire, never letting yourself sway off course and choose an alternative path.
Let's walk you through the steps that you need to be taking right now in order to get aligned with your goals properly.
Step 1: Ask A Series Of Questions
Asking yourself some key questions will help you gain clarity with your goals and make sure that you are moving along in the right direction. You'll notice that at times as you go about asking these questions, you'll get a very positive reaction that supports your desire to accomplish this mission.
At other times however, you may question why in the world you would want to do something like this. It's important that you pay attention to these feelings as well as they will offer important insight into why you are striving to reach the goal that you are.
Here are the questions that you need to be asking.
1. How does this process that you're about to embark on relate to my responsibilities in my present job? Think carefully about all the responsibilities and activities that you're doing and note the connections.
2. How does this process relate to my family? Think about all of those who are going to be involved in this process and note how they will be impacted, either positively, or negatively by it.
3. How does this process I'm about to take relate to all the other activities that I choose to do? Think about how reaching this goal and the process of doing so is going to impact all other areas of your life.
4. How does the process of achieving this goal relate to my community as well as the future that I have ahead of me?
Take some time to think carefully about all of these questions as you write your answers down.
Step 2: Negotiate With The Parts Of Yourself That Object
If you notice that any part of you is starting to feel tension or anxiety about moving forward along with this mission, now is the time that you want to listen to it while still respecting the feelings you're having. Respond to it positively by noting the favorable impacts that carrying out your mission will have and how you can negotiate with this objection to get past it. Some quick tips to help you get past this objection include:
1. Listen to it fully so that you can gain understanding and clarity
2. Find the positive intension the objection has for you and the deeper value it may be trying to bring you
3. Think about alternative methods that you may be able to achieve success
4. Once you've found an alternative, make an agreement to carrying out that agreement.
Step 3: Understand The Reality Of Physical Death
Sometimes stepping back and remembering that there will come a time when your body will be no more can help propel you to create higher changes in yourself right this minute. You'll feel more compelled to create change and 'leave your mark' rather than let another day slip you by. Remember, time is finite and once it's gone, you'll never get it back again.
Are you making the most of each minute you have in the day? Taking some to reflect back on this answer is critical for creating a life full of action, change, and success.
Step 4: Finding Reasons For Support
As you start to notice your mission occurring in front of you, take the time to ask yourself questions such as how it's going to help you become who you want to be and why it represents who you are as a person right now. Use these answers as your guide to help you maintain your direction and keep putting your efforts in to continually move yourself forward.
Ask yourself, 'how does passionately seeking out this mission and letting it unfold allow me to live the good life that I dream of?'
Step 5: Persevere
Finally, the last step is to make sure that you keep moving through these questions on a regular basis so you never lose sight of them. Different thoughts and feelings might come up each time you do this exercise and that is perfectly fine. As long as you make sure to work through those thoughts and feelings each time like you did this time, you will move in the direction that you want to go.
So there you have the primary steps that you need to be taking to bring yourself into alignment with your goals. It's important that you fully identify with them and believe that reaching them is going to help you create the life that you've been dreaming of. Those who are unable to properly formulate their goals and raise higher awareness of why they seek these goals will often not stand the test of time.
They'll drop off the program and stop putting forth the effort they have been using since they are not in good alignment with their goals. Take some time to do this exercise before moving forward and putting actions into place.