MARCH 15, 2021
Goals Grow Where Energy Flows
Are you dreaming big, but playing small? I’m here to teach you how to change this through the art of goal setting.
The Power of Writing Down Your Goals
When you declare something to the world it has power. It can come from written words, visual depictions or even conversations with people around you. Until you embody this yourself and instill a belief that you are deserving of your goals, you're only halfway there.
How many goals can you count in your life that have been left unmet? Perhaps these are some areas you’re falling short?
Some people have goals, some don’t and for those who do and struggle to meet them I have some questions for you:
* Are you actually writing them down?
* If you're writing them down do you actually physically have a copy of them somewhere close that you can read them?
When you write your goals down, structuring it in a way that you can print it out or write it out and put it up is helpful because they become affirmations you see every day. A tip is to hang them on the back of the pantry door, or on your bathroom mirror that way they become part of your morning dialogue before you’ve even touched your phone.
If you wake up in the morning and see your goal you will start thinking about what you can do that day to move yourself towards that goal.
It sounds small, but I guess that’s the good news. These are small actions you can take daily. You can read your goals back whilst brushing your teeth, or mentally recite them over your breakfast.
Remember, what you focus on you move towards.
- Alisa Pettit
Positive Daily Rituals
Building goal setting and affirmations into your daily ritual will see you reaching that goal at record speed. Before you go to bed you can practice reflection by looking at your goal and asking yourself:
‘How did I go today?’
‘Were my actions in line with my goal or did I forget about my goal entirely and what could I possibly do tomorrow to change that?’
‘What are some of the things that I can actually put into place to help me move towards my goal?’
Goals grow where energy goes. If you're in a car driving and you start looking at the curb guess where you go? You start to drive into the curb! So when you have a goal and you're looking at it each and every day you are actually steering yourself towards that goal.
When you focus your energy somewhere your behaviour begins to change to support your goals. If your behaviour isn't aligned with your goals then you need to ask yourself ‘what can I do tomorrow to make that change?’.
So, in a nutshell here are some top tips for successful goal setting:
Declare it - write it down
Embody it - speak about it
Repeat it - read your goals daily, even if that takes setting a reminder on your phone to do so. Better yet, have them set as your lock screen.
Change your behaviour - if your current patterns don’t support your goals alter them so they do.
Whatever your goal is make sure you're working towards it and reading it every day!
Written by Alisa Pettit
It’s never too late for a lane change. Insite Mind is the brainchild of one woman who after a decade spinning in the hamster wheel of the accounting world gave it up to live out her heart work. But it didn’t come without challenge and a little nudge from the universe in the form of a book Dealing with Difficult People. Upon opening it Alisa was surprised to find in black and white text “maybe it’s you”. So after several ego deaths and many personal development books along the way Alisa Pettit found her way to coaching. Now a fully fledged positive mindset coach and personal mastery guru Ali’s work helps people find their way through mindset teachings.