I’ve really been trying to bring things to the table that is actually helpful to at least a few of you, instead of simply writing about my day. Some days it is much easier to come up with content than others. Still, I’d rather enrich your lives in some form since you are taking time out of your days to spend it reading the blog.
As I’ve stated several times previously on the blog I love self-help blogs, videos, and books. I love to study the way mind works.
Now, that being said the hubby man and my youngest daughter send me a lot of Ted Talks, once they find helpful or believe that I will. Sharing knowledge is always a good thing in my opinion.
Over the course of the last week or so, one thing has continually popped up in my mind and through these talks and it has finally clicked into place. I must confess here, I am a procrastinator. Huge procrastinator. I won’t deny it. Time on my computer is spent on Facebook, chats, or cruising through Youtube – you know for those help videos that are going to make me quit doing that. Haha.
Here is what I have heard over and over and I’ll share the video that gave that final click for me at the bottom of this post. This woman stated one of her biggest things with programming her brain to be productive was that she needed to sit down and really discover what she wanted. A goal of sorts. She needed to make it a clear goal. Now, I’ve heard this same thing stated by Tony Robbins and in several books that I’ve read. It made me slow down and really think.
Do I have a clear goal in my mind? My answer to this was no. I know that I want to be an author, but that isn’t really clear. It limits the choices down, but it isn’t clear.
At this point, I know that I really do need to sit down and specify things more clearly. I’ve seen it proven in my own life that once I set my sights on a goal I accomplish it. That is a fact that has been proven over and over in my life.
My first goal was to finish writing an actual novel. Creatures of the Damned was born in two weeks. Check one off the list.
Next goal was to win a NaNoWriMo. That was the birth of Soul Reaper. There was another goal.
The goal after that was to prove that I could write a fantasy novel and Dragon Bond was completed in two months. It is one of the largest books I’ve ever written.
So for me, it has been a matter of getting my mind set on a goal and then I can make it all happen. That has always been my problem. It is hard to visualize or make goal boards or any of that type of thing if I don’t truly know what I want. Now, these don’t have to be large elaborate goals, but I do have to really set my mind to it. Even once I accomplish them I can make even more goals and expand on these things. The point is to take that first step. I’ve already proven to myself that once my mind is made up, I can accomplish it.
Have any of you accomplished goals that you’ve really set your mind on? I do mean the type of setting your mind on that you leave no room for escape plans or excuses.
I do know that I often say I have a goal in mind, but it is more of a speculative goal. You know, the type where if things start to go sideways I push the emergency evacuation button instead of trying to reroute to the destination.
So ask yourself, have you truly set your mind to goals in the past and have you proven that you can accomplish them. If so, use those as a way to motivate yourself. After all, you’ve already proven to yourself you can accomplish.
If you haven’t…now is a good time to start. Set your mind up for a goal and fully commit. Tell yourself you will do it. Believe in it so fully that even if things go sideways you find a way to work around it.
You can take the time to create a goal board or post it somewhere in your house or office where you will see it every day. Focus on it, visualize it happening for you and even if things don’t work out exactly as you planned, you’ll find you push a little harder and find workarounds to get where you want to be.
Here is the video that helped me:
Until next time, Lovelies. Remember to L.O.L. (Live it, Own it, Love it) or it isn’t worth doing.