Raise your hand if you ever go on these like motivational binges and listen to a shit ton of podcasts and feel super good + 1 week later it’s gone and you’re back to your normal self again downing a bottle of cab-sav eating nachos, because same. Not that there’s anything wrong with that but it’s just annoying how I tend to go from one extreme to the next in a matter of days. All the self help books told me to write my goals out but do you think I actually listened. No. So I said fuck it let’s listen to these people, I think they may know a little bit more than I do when it comes to success.
Lately I’ve been learning the importance of writing out your goals. I never really wrote them out because they honestly intimidated me, I was nervous/embarrassed if anyone came across them and laughed at them. I didn’t know what other people would think of me because they don’t line up with the social norm. I also was just straight up lazy and full of every excuse in the book. New episode of the Kardashians came out? Can’t write my goals. You know what I haven’t been on Facebook in a while, should probably check in on that – can’t write my goals today. Literally any excuse to just not do it.
I realized that this procrastination is just a way my thoughts are trying to trick me into believing that I’m not enough or that I’ll never be able to accomplish anything I set my mind to. I’m literally the only person that’s responsible for my future. It’s actually like mind blowing when you really decide to take that in. No more of that bullshit. Grab your pens ladies n gents time to find some clarity.
Because without it you’re literally a boat in the open sea with like no destination. (I just came up with this analogy on the spot don’t make fun) It’s fun at first, but then after a few years you sort of just feel…lost? We don’t want that. I totally believe in the universe and that we have to surrender to it and blah blah blah but if you want to create the future YOU want you’re going to have to put in the work. The law of attraction only works with the law of action. You’ve gotta give the universe some direction.
Ah, the most important part. The how. For the first time in my life I feel like I have some type of clarity on my future and what I want in life. Always start at the end. Imagine yourself in 10 years, where are you living? What type of car do you drive? Kids? What’s your house look like? What is your DREAM career? What brings you so much joy every single day, are you doing that thing and making a living out of it? Write it down and don’t think small.
The next step I did was where do I want to be in 6 months? I know it’s not really following the timeline but 6 months comes a lot quicker than you realize. Choose 1 thing as your main focus. Is it your career? Health? You can change a lot in your life in 6 months. But make sure you’re thinking realistic. For me, I’m working on my finances. In 6 months I want to have credit card and credit line down to 0 – right now it seems impossible lol. I’m not even looking at the big ol student loan yet – starting small and tackling one at a time. Try separating your goals into categories. Career, finance, relationship (bf/gf), family/friends and health/wellness. This makes it easier as well, whatever is most important to you.
Now fast forward 1 year from now. What do you want to accomplish in 1 year that will bring you closer to your 10 year goals? Now create 5 year goals? Envision yourself at each point in time. How do you look? What are you wearing? Where do you live? I think we all know deeeeeep down what it is our “dream” job would be, were just too conditioned to believe we can’t have it because we’ve pretty much been told our whole life that only certain things happen to certain people for certain reasons.
Just remember, your thoughts are reality use them wisely. I attached this insane youtube video that will give you way better insight on how to visualize yourself in the future + it explains all the sciencey parts about it for you non-believers.