Posted by: silverliningsblog | January 2, 2015

GREAT goals – Act

 “First say to yourself what you would be, and then do what you have to do.”

web-47-3406191660-ONote: This is Part 5 in a 7-part series called GREAT goals: How to get what you want this year!

Now that you have a clear picture of what you want that feels good to you, it’s time to take action!

Many people leap into action first, without knowing what they want or before lining up their energy with their goals. But that’s like jumping out an airplane without a parachute, hoping to figure out how to fly on the way down. It’s much better to make sure you know where you’re jumping (so you don’t end up in the middle of a volcano) and to secure your parachute first (so you have a way to actually hit your target).

But you’ve done the first three steps in this blog series already, so you’re good, right? 🙂

Once you know what you want and feel good about getting it, the Universe will reveal to you the specifics of “how” and “when”. If you aren’t already seeing options before you, ask an open-ended question, like: “How can I reach my ideal weight in the easiest and most fun way possible for me?” and watch for the answer to appear. You may see an ad in the media for a nutrition program, or hear a friend talk about a great new fitness class they are taking.

The key is, when you see a door open in front of you, and it feels good, walk through it! There is no one “right” or “wrong” way to do anything…any step towards your goal that feels good (what I would call “inspired action”) will lead you towards your dreams.

It is also important to create success rituals, especially for longer-term goals. If you are losing weight, this may mean working out regularly three times each week. If you are writing a book, it may mean committing to writing every weekday for 30 minutes. If you have identified why you are doing this in the previous step and are excited about your goal, these rituals will not be a chore: they will be a process to help you get to where you want to go.

One of the most important success rituals I now use to create results in my life is a morning and evening routine. I do the same things every morning and evening, to reinforce the vision of what I want to create, and line up my energy so that I attract it. I will tell you more about this in my free Most awesome year ever! webinar.

Other ideas for inspired action:

web-53-3406192246-ODecide what resources you need, like money, time, education, and human resources. Ask people you know for help and ideas. Or ask the Universe to send you the resources you need.

Schedule time in your calendar to accomplish your goals. Focus on what’s important to you first, before your calendar gets filled with other things!

Write your goals down in a visible place where you can see them often (like on cue cards in your purse, or on a white board in your office). Regularly look at how much of your time, money, and energy you are spending on your key goals, and readjust as needed. The more you positively focus on what you want, the faster it will come to you.

Find a partner, group, or mentor to support you and keep you on track. Surround yourself with people who are already successful in your chosen goal, who can teach you how to get there faster and easier, and who will encourage and inspire you.

If you encounter obstacles, know that your frustrations are simply showing you where you still need to tweak your beliefs, so that you can better line up with and refocus on what you want. If you see the opposite of what you want, that’s just the Law of Opposites, providing you with contrast so that when you do get what you want, you will really appreciate it (don’t you appreciate water more after you’ve been thirsty for a while?).

In my next post, we’ll talk about the importance of trust and having positive expectations.

P.S. In the meantime, please share your thoughts below on what success rituals/routines you’ve created for yourself!


Karen Strang Allen

Karen Strang Allen is an empowerment expert who helps women re-create themselves after a major life transition. She is also author of Free to be me: Create a life you love from the inside out! Karen helps her clients heal their hearts, discover their strengths and passions, and tap into their inner power. Karen’s mission is to help 1,000,000 women and girls turn their life’s challenges into the best thing that ever happened to them, so they can create joyful lives and share their unique gifts with others.

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