On today’s episode of The Becoming You Podcast , We discuss How To break Down Your Goals into Actionable Steps That Aid and Accelerate Growth, Healing, Learning.
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Isnt it amazing when we connect to our inner confidence and give ourselves permission to dream big?
There is something supremely powerful about tapping into your power and believing there are amazing things in store for your future. As we create a stronger sense of self confidence, alignment, and commitment to creating our best selves we unlock so many dreams and goals that we never even imagined we were capable of in the past.
These goal, although big ,magical and amazing ;can in the same breath feel TOO BIG, TOO OVERWHELMING, and TOO MUCH to handle. When we are pushing ourselves to dream bigger there is a chance we mess around and believe in ourselves so much that we scare ourselves!
Our dreams should scare us a little, this is a reminder we are moving into new areas that may be uncomfortable but are healthy and helpful to our growth. However, fear can be paralyzing if we are not careful. The very thing that excites us can also intimidate us if we are not careful to create a plan and milestone goals that support that process, decrease overwhelm, and avoid procrastination. This is because the long term and short term goals we have set seem more manageable.
So How Do We Make Our Large Goals Feel More Manageable ?
Our big goals are really concepts or large ideas about the direction we want to go in our lives. Promotions, large purchases, starting a business or a family – BIG CONCEPTS ! The steps and milestones that we must accomplish on the way are actually great spaces to create short term goals that support your long term or over all goals. When creating a system for ourselves that we plan to carry out to achieve our goals, it is helpful to break down steps and create momentum around those smaller areas of success. This helps us create motivation and confidence in ourselves on a daily basis rather than becoming overwhelmed and intimidated by trying to process how you will achieve this big goal all at once.
Here is an example:
Goal: Complete a 5k – 3.106 miles
What Do I Need to do to accomplish his goal? – TRAIN
Deadline : 3 months
Plan: Train 3-4 times a week to develop stamina
Milestone Goals :
Month 1 – Complete 1.5 mile on the treadmill 3x a week + choose a race that is close to your deadline of 3 months and register
Month 2- Complete 2.5 miles on the treadmill 4x a week
Month 3- Complete 4 miles on the treadmill 4x a week
Running 1.5 miles feels much more manageable than running over 3 miles when you are first starting out. So, learn to take your larger goals and create smaller more manageable goals that you can build on over time.
How to Make Your Goal into a Process
12 Things to Consider to Create Clarity.
1- State your overall goal
2- What will you need to do to accomplish this goal? Are there skills you need to develop or train yourself to do? Are there habits you need to form to support goal achievement? What are these things?
3- Is there a timeline? Or deadline?
4- What steps would you need to take to complete the task/goal?
5- Assign a deadline to completing each of these tasks.
6- What do you need to support and accomplish these smaller goals?
7- Do you have a process, system, or tool in place that will help you stay committed and consistent within the process to keep you on track?
8- What tools or skills can you put in place to get you to your first goal?
9-How can you insert this processes into your daily or weekly schedule so that you can create a well formed habit or learn a new skill that supports the person you are becoming?
10- Do your milestone goals add up to the success you are looking for in your overall goal?
11- Have you created a system of accountability?
12- How will you reward your milestone successes?
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