from "Awakening Joy"
There are 2 ingredients to Success & Happiness
-confidence thru self-love
-clarity thru inner guidance
GOAL- a dream with clear steps to move toward it's achievements
Sketch or write out your ideal life
Things to consider: health, happiness, prosperity, adventure, relationships, learning & fun
Decide what's first (from above^)
Be clear and concrete
REALITY CHECK- Are you sure this is what you want?
O.K. My ideal life was not specific enough.
I want to get my novel published. I think I want fame and fortune.
Ssssooo, do I really want fame? Well, I don't want the paparazzi hanging around
outside my door so I guess I just want a little fame.
I do want money as I would like to help the poor in El Salvador and other countries (including this one).
Think about your Personal Process
-Do you prefer to work on one thing at a time? OR
-Do you like to have lots of things going at once?
I, personally, have to be careful. I like to work on more than one thing so I don't get bored, but I have a tendency to try to do too many things. I get overwhelmed and tend to quit. So I will try to only work on two very different goals at once. Right now, those are 1) my novel (and MFA) and 2) my health and weight loss.
Run your ideas past someone you trust, for honest feedback.
-listen to what they say
-give it careful consideration
Both my husband and my best friend are much more practical than me so I get good, practical feedback from them.
Break you goal into time lines (daily, weekly, monthly)
*THIS IS IMPORTANT!
-give yourself little rewards for each accomplishment*
-Speak the truth & witness your power
FOCUS ON WHAT IT FEELS LIKE TO BE HAPPY!