Achieve Your Goals by Living in the Moment

So, you have a goal. Maybe you want to launch a business, get promoted at work, or find the love of your life. Whatever it is, you’re determined to make it happen as soon as possible. But before you rush ahead, it’s important to remember that great things take time and we all have our own stories that shape how we approach our goals and how we live our lives. Let’s take a look at five simple tips (reminders) for achieving your goals through living in the moment.

Don’t Rush

It can be easy to get caught up in getting what you want quickly and feel discouraged when progress isn’t made as quickly as expected. Don’t forget that Rome wasn’t built in a day! Set achievable short-term goals and celebrate small successes along the way. This will help keep momentum going and boost motivation when times get tough.

You’ll Never Be 100% Ready!

No matter how much planning and preparation goes into an endeavor, there will always be something else that needs to be done or improved upon before taking action. Instead of striving for perfection, focus on taking imperfect action towards your goals every single day even if it feels uncomfortable or scary. I see people are are in a constant state of paralysis by analysis. Trust that success will follow!

We All Have A Painful Story

Everyone has their own story of pain and struggle which shapes their experiences and behavior today. The challenge is this bias of how you see and react to your world can do more damage than growth. Rather than comparing yourself to others who appear more successful (or worse yet, beating yourself up for not having achieved more yet), practice self-compassion by acknowledging your struggles but remembering that they don’t define you. You are defined by what you consistently do, not because you made a wrong decision. You are capable of greatness!

Chase Your Dreams Not People

Your dreams should bring meaning and fulfillment into your life—not other people! It’s tempting to compare yourself with what others have accomplished but remember that comparison is the thief of joy; instead stay focused on doing what makes YOU happy without worrying about what other people think or do. It’s so easy to look at a snapshot online and fall in love with someone else’s life….only to realize they are just as screwed up as you. Live authentically according to your values and beliefs—the rest will follow naturally!

A Bad Day Isn’t A Bad Life

Having bad days is inevitable; no matter who we are or how hard we try, there will be times when things don’t go according to plan. That doesn’t mean they’re bad days forever—it just means they’re part of the journey. Keep going even when faced with obstacles because success often requires making mistakes so we can learn from them faster and better next time around.

Achieving your goals takes hard work, dedication, and above all else patience. The key is trusting the process even when it feels like nothing is happening or progress seems too slow.

Remember that great things take time so don’t rush ahead; instead focus on living in the moment by taking imperfect actions each day towards your goals while also practicing self-compassion along the way.

As you get older you’ll remember the days you felt “overwhelmed” 10 years ago and you giggle because you’re looking through a new lens.

You got this—go out there and chase those dreams.

Tips For Overcoming Fear And Achieving Goals

Fear is a natural emotion we all experience throughout our lives. Whether it’s fear of public speaking, fear of failure, or fear of being judged, it can be difficult to overcome. However, it’s important to remember that fear is nothing more than an obstacle to be overcome on the road to success. In fact, fear should be a sign of excitement versus panic.

Here are some tips for overcoming fear and achieving your goals.

1. Understand Your Fear

The first step to overcoming fear is to understand what it is that you’re afraid of. Once you unpack your fear, you can begin to address it and find ways to overcome it. But many times our fear is a shield for what’s underneath the surface. So really sit in the feeling when it arises. Ask yourself, “Why is this happening?” Really consider the reason for the fear. Is it real? Will you die? Or is it more emotionally driven?

2. Face Your Fear Head-On

Once you know what your fear is, it’s time to face it head-on. This may mean taking some time to do some research on your fear, separate the emotional piece and look at it from an outside perspective. The important thing is that you don’t let your fear control you; instead, you take control of your fear. You do that by not avoiding the potential pain. That’s all fear really is….your mind’s way of protecting you from physical harm. But you’re probably more concerned about your social standing and not surviving in the wild.

3. Take Small Steps

When facing your fear, it’s important to take small steps rather than try to tackle everything at once. For example, if you’re afraid of public speaking, start by speaking in front of someone you trust, such as a friend or family member. Then, gradually work your way up to larger groups. Toastmasters is a wonderful way to not just build skills, but create incredible confidence in sharing your thoughts to others. It’s in every city around the world and changed my life in a big way.

4. Persevere Through Setbacks

There will inevitably be setbacks along the way as you work to overcome your fears and achieve your goals. It’s important to persevere through these setbacks and not let them deter you from your ultimate goal. Remember that every setback is an opportunity to learn and grow so that you can eventually achieve success. After winter comes spring, but it’s a challenge to see through the cold dark nights at times. Everything will pass. Sometimes it’ll feel like a kidney stone, but it’ll pass.

Fear is a natural emotion and you don’t need to avoid it. We all experience it; however, it’s important to remember that fear is nothing more than a self produced obstacle to be overcome. Imagine next time you’re facing a fearsome task but are committed to achieving your goal, follow these tips and achieve success: understand your fear; face your fear head-on; take small steps; and persevere through setbacks.

You don’t need motivation. Just top of mind awareness and commitment. Remind yourself that whatever the fear is around you it’s worth the effort. It’s worth the risk to look foolish. Because regret is way more painful to live with than fear alone.

If you apply these strategies, you’ll overcome any obstacle and achieve anything you set your mind to!