What is a goal D R E A M E R. someone who don’t just set a goal but Dream, Routine, Energize, Action, Motivate, Embrace and Reward It!
DREAM & VISUALIZE – Dream about how you will feel when you achieve your goal. Visualize your end result clearly in your mind. Think about what you want the finish line to look like. What does it feel like, look like, smell like? How do you feel? Be absolutely clear on what you want to happen.
ROUTINE – Create a routine or habit that supports your vision. Ask yourself, “What do I need to do each day to reach this goal?” Create a plan of action to achieve your goal. Write down a list of the action steps you need to take. When you have a goal, but no plan of action, you aren’t sure of what to do next. It’s like driving without directions of where you want to go. You miss deadlines, don’t have priorities and are unorganized. You eventually get frustrated and your goal fails.
ENERGIZING FOCUS – Focus on one goal or habit or routine at a time. Many people start out with several goals at once and try to do too much. At the end, they become overwhelmed and lose energy and motivation. It’s a very common mistake. It is impossible to maintain your passionate energy and focus when trying to reach two or more goals at once. Choose one goal and focus on it completely. You can always go back to the other goals once you’ve accomplished your primary goal or established a new habit for yourself.
AMBITIOUS ACTIONS – Write down your goals and post them someplace you’ll see them every day. Put them on your bathroom mirror, your refrigerator, on your smartphone and on your desktop. Seeing your goals every day keeps you motivated. Having them written down means you won’t forget them or get sidetracked. Once you determine the action steps that you need to take, keep taking ambitious action towards your goal.
MOTIVATING MISSION – Know your “why.” Knowing your purpose or the reason why you want to achieve a particular goal keeps you motivated to take the steps needed to reach the goal. It helps you recognize that the goal is worth working towards.
EMBRACE HELP – Hold yourself accountable. Get outside help like a coach if you need to have someone else hold you accountable. They can provide valuable feedback when you need it.
REWARD YOURSELF REGULARLY – Every time you complete a step towards your journey, reward yourself in some small way. It can be shouting, YES! or Yay Me! or I did it