How to Start
You've done your homework. Now it's finally time to put some momentum towards making your goals happen while being loving and kind to yourself every step of the way. We are ready to talk about action. It's easy to get impatient with the whole process and want to jump straight from desire to action without doing all of the pesky mindset work.
Trust me, you are going about this the right way, and you will be so happy. How many times have you decided to do something really big? You created a plan and had all the steps meticulously laid out and put on your calendar. Then sometime around day five or even day three, something happens, and you start to lose steam.
You get discouraged that things aren't happening quickly enough. The problem isn't with you or your plan. The issue is the thoughts that you took with you on your journey. You're holding on to those hidden sneaky beliefs, unaware of their impact on your progress. This episode helps you overcome those thoughts and take real action.
[03:09] In the last two weeks, you've done the job of uncovering the thoughts that may be holding you back. Your forever homework is managing these thoughts with kindness, love, and patience for yourself.
[03:32] Over time, those old thoughts popping up in your head will happen less and less and the impact will be less. The process is to allow it, feel it, and then think of something that better serves you.
[04:14] Let's move into action. The dreaded "I don't know how to do it". Your brain is going to inundate you with success's arch enemy, uncertainty.
[04:47] Where there isn't clarity, there's fear. The brain wants no part of that.
[04:56] You need to know how to overcome these "I don't know" thoughts by forcing your brain to push past them.
[05:11] I always figure things out. Add this to your manifesto.
[06:41] When you're achieving a bigger goal, sometimes things are going to feel uncomfortable. You just need to accept that.
[08:57] You should be at the point where you have answers and something to stand on. You should at least have step one. So much is revealed to you in the process that step one is all you need to get going.
[09:39] Figure out two things: 1. What is your ultimate goal? 2. What is your next step? Give yourself a time when you are going to do it. Create milestones and targets. Check in with yourself every day.
[11:02] On a scale of 1 to 10, where are you at with your goal happening?
[12:16] You also need to know when it's time to legitimately take a break.
[13:55] At the end of each week, evaluate three things. 1. What worked? 2. What didn't work? 3. What will you do differently next week?
[14:41] If you really want to get fancy, find an accountability partner who is also working towards the same goal.
[15:36] Keep the big picture in the forefront of your mind, so that you can choose the next steps that align with your overarching goal.
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