5 WAYS TO START OWNING YOUR YEAR PT. 2
The other day we chatted about getting started, which was cute.
Kiddie pool realness, really!
If you missed it, go here.
Now, it's time to delve into the deep end, take our vague goals and...
2. CREATE ACTIONABLE TO-DOS
Taking a moment to get quiet and figure out what you want to accomplish is great, but outlining how you'll actually get there is equally as important.
- I want to go to the moon.
- Set a timeline for when this will be accomplished (i,e. year?, month? day?)
- Research and create timeline for obtaining necessary training
- Research accounts from people who have already gone to the moon and outline important information to remember
- Research and reach out to/apply for necessary connections and resources
It's also super important to give yourself a deadline for each action on your to-do list. While you need to be finished with making excuses, give yourself grace. Leave room for life to happen. If you miss the first deadline, SET ANOTHER. Take time to assess why you missed the first deadline and make any necessary adjustments to prevent it from happening in the future.
Don't use a delay as an opportunity to give up. Remember how those steps forward work?
Lastly, but maybe most importantly, take time to look back and actually assess what you've accomplished. So many people set goals and never bother to hold themselves accountable to completing the tasks necessary to achieve those goals.
I'm partial to making notes of to-do lists in my phone. That way, I always have access to them. After some time, I'll go back and cross off what I've done and look at what I haven't done. Often, the reason behind my non completion of a task is that I simply haven't made the time. Or sometimes there's a negative or uncomfortable emotion (mine is usually fear) attached to the task that is holding me back from taking a step forward.
If completion of the to-do is as simple as making time, then make the time.
Carve it out in your schedule.
Put it on your calendar.
Set a reminder.
Set another reminder.
If non completion of the task is attached to an emotion, take time to explore why you feel that way. Is it fear of failure? Anxiousness about the unknown? Figure it out and deal with it.
There's freedom on the other side of honesty with one's self!
Get honest and watch yourself get free.
Once you've identified and dealt with what's holding you back from taking action, it will be easier to continue moving toward your goal with confidence.
What tasks have you been avoiding that are part of the larger scope of your goals?
Have you taken the time to identify what's holding you back from competing those tasks?
To be continued...