It’s time to think about what you really want (what you really really want 🎵 ) for the remaining year ahead and coming up with some goals that are sustainable and long term 🙌🏼
This can be applied in all aspects of your 🌍 whether it be netball or life 🤩 If you're after a quick fix.... sorry 🙅🏼♀️Hate to break it to you, but if really was that quick and easy we would be doing it right? 🤷♀️ Unfortunately, it's the hard work, challenges and setbacks that separate those who succeed from those who don't😱🏅 And for those that do persist, realise that the hard work and lessons is actually where the growth and magic happens✨✨✨ You learn more about yourself and smash through boundaries you thought you had💥 Below we cover more details on Goal Setting and the various steps to setting yourself up for success:
🌟 The Why 🤷♀️ 🌟 Dreaming 💭
🌟 Planning 🗒 🌟 Growing 🌱 🌟 Positive Reinforcement 💆🏽♀️
Before I can even try to convince you to set goals 🎯 You probably are like me and need to understand the why⁉️🤷♀️ If I don't see a point, there's a high chance it ain't getting done🙅🏼♀️ Did you know that we complete goals every. single. day - whether we realise it or not? 🧐 The fact that we can set our alarms ⏰ shower, arrive at work on time (or near enough) OR get ready for netball training, put our shoes on, arrive in enough time ready to warm up, are all little micro goals 🔍 Understanding that we have a choice with all the goals we have, means that we have some control about the direction we go 🔁↪️⤵️🔄 Without this we lack purpose or, most commonly, just go with the flow and drift to wherever our circumstances conveniently take us 💨 🍃🍃🍃 By having goals, we create a focus, so when we have a bunch of external stimulus and distractions thrown 🤾🏽♀️🏐🤹🏽♀️ at us, we can revert back to our goals and ask ourselves this question:
Is this moving me closer or further from my goals❓⬅️ or ➡️ 🤔 Dreaming:
What is it that you want? 🤷♀️ We all have that invisible ceiling that we put on ourselves 🙆🏽♀️ What we believe we deserve or are capable of. I know you have one - I do too 🙋🏽♀️
Imagine 💭 this was removed and could do or be anyone or anything you ever wanted😱💫 Think about where you would like to be in 5 years time.... Will it be completely different to what you are doing now? Are you currently implementing micro goals to get you there? 🔎 Often when we are planning this far ahead, it all of a sudden gives us permission to be able to create a vision of anything we want 🙌🏼 This is because we are NOT basing the outcome on:
📍where we currently are
📍what we currently have
📍what we think we currently capable of
✨With the ceiling lifted anything is possible✨
When we see this vision, we can then start to break it down so that our current reality and goals are aligned with our desired future⚡️ The goals being 3, 6 and 12 months. If you don't know what you want this future to look like. WOW💥
How exciting! It's time to get inquisitive.... think about the things that brought you joy as a child 👶🏽 What activities did you loved doing or is there a skill or talent that you have been wanting to develop or nurture? 🎨 🏂🪂🏋🏽♂️🤹🏼🩰🎺🎸🎳🚲✈️⛵️ Now is the time ⏰ Once you can start to see what your future looks like, write it down, being as detailed as possible📝 ✏️How old you are? ✏️Who are you surrounded by? ✏️Where are you living and what does it look like? ✏️Where does your income come from? ✏️Do you travel? ✏️What do you do for joy? Most importantly... How does this scenario make you feel? 🥰
✨✨Start seeing this vision everyday ✨
Once we have an idea of what it is we want, it's time to start planning and doing the work to achieve it💪🏼 Goals provide short term motivation and long term vision 🤓 This is when we start to break it down💃🏽💃🏽What changes can we make daily (big or small) that will move us towards goal 🏐 We often think that the changes we make have to be big and drastic, but this is not the case at all 🙅🏼♀️ It might mean allocating as little as 10 minutes into your day to do something that is in line with your goal. When constructing our goals there are some guidelines that should be followed:
🎯 Ink what you think: You need to write them down. This makes them clear and holds you accountable 🎯 Write the current date and the date you will achieve your goal by. Note: if you haven’t achieved goal by disclosed date – don’t give up! Often, we just need more time so extend this date and allow yourself some more time ⏰ 🎯Goal should be difficult but realistic to achieve 🎯Goal should be SMARTER – Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Time bound, Emotional and Reward (next post) 🎯State each goal in a positive statement as if you have already achieved the goal 🎉 🎯Link your goal to your why and the way you will feel🥰 🎯Ask for help or support with your coaches, teammates, family, friends etc if this is something you need🙋🏽♀️ 🎯Read them every day! You can have it written in a diary, on a white board, on your mirror, on your phone screen, set reminders on your phone. So many ways to constantly remind yourself🤓 🎯Review – update goals as required📝 🎯Get grateful for your current situation and the opportunity you have to create positive change in your life🙏🏻
We got our goals 🎯
We’ve broken it down
📝 It’s now time to take action 💥 We are so ingrained in the quick fix. Get rich quick schemes. Lose 20kgs in 2 days. Unfortunately, none of these are sustainable able and it’s the routine and consistency that gets us towards our goal. Now at the beginning you might be incredibly motivated (🙋🏽♀️) but motivation is a sometimes feeling and what measures will you have in place once that feeling subsides 🤷♀️ 💥How will you hold yourself accountable?
💥Are you self-motivated?
💥Do you need to have someone check in with your progress?
💥Do you need to set daily reminders?
💥Do you need to tell someone?
💥Do you need a coach or professional in the field for support? It’s also important to reassess and reflect🤔 💫Am I on track? 💫Is this goal still something I want? 💫Can I push myself more? And understanding that challenges and hurdles will pop up. This quote sums it up: “Everything that happens on the way is not in the way”. Meaning it’s all part of your journey and growth. Don’t be disheartened if something does pop up. Review your goals and get focused. It’s actually in the challenge and persistence that growth happens 🤯
✨ When you look back in 6-12 months you’ll see how far you’ve come! ✨
What happens when we get rewarded for doing good things? 🤷♀️ We keep doing them! Who can remember the last time they rewarded themselves for achieving their goal?? 🤔🤔🤔🤔 As we are goal seeking beings, we have already moved on to the next one without giving any acknowledgement or credit to ourselves for the one just achieved 🏆 By rewarding ourselves we build our goal muscle 💪🏼 and it becomes a lot easier to draw on achievement when there’s reward attached to it! It’s so much more memorable💭 And remember - if you haven’t achieved your goal by a certain time frame, don’t be disheartened, sometimes we just need to allow more time ⏰
If it’s something that you still want the extend the deadline! And that’s a wrap for the basics to goal setting 🎯