It is so easy to fall into a routine in life. Sometimes we kind of fall into a routine and stop working towards our dreams. And once we stop striving and start settling, breaking out of this pattern can be extremely difficult. There are plenty of people who have fallen into a routine, and are kind of meandering around in life instead of taking the bull by the horns. Taking aim at your goals is critical to actually make them happen. And you know that you’ll be happier taking the shot instead of settling for just okay.
It Is Easy To Let Life Just Happen To You
We all know that it is easy to kind of sit back and let things happen to you in life. We’ve all been frustrated, made mistakes, and seen plans go awry. Sometimes you need to take a step back and evaluate where you went wrong, or even just take a break and clear your mind. But that doesn’t mean you should give up on your dreams. If you want to go back to school and get that degree, or if you want to get that promotion, you can make it happen. It just might take a little more effort and planning than you had previously thought.
Stop Meandering And Take Aim At Your Goals
The first thing you should do is write your goals down. That makes them feel more real to you. After writing them down, you’ll be able to really think about what you need to do in order to make them happen. What are the next steps? Writing things down helps you to hold yourself accountable, so you know exactly what you need to do in chronological order.
Fight To Turn Those Goals Into Reality
At the end of the day, you have to take action. You could write everything down and have the perfect plan. But it doesn’t work if you won’t set things in motion. That means you need to make sure you are motivated and dedicated to your dream. It means that you hold yourself accountable and are excited about the possibilities. If you feel some fear, that is okay. We all have self-doubt sometimes. But it is important that you push through in order to fight for your goals.
Breaking out of your routine and getting back to striving for greatness isn’t easy. It can be extremely difficult and even kind of scary. But at the end of the day, you’ll be better off for it. Maybe you want to go back to school to become a nurse. Maybe you want to change careers. Maybe you want a new relationship. Those things aren’t easy to obtain, but fighting for them will make you feel much better than simply ignoring your dreams and settling for average. You can work to turn your goals into reality, and start taking the kind of action in your life that you know you deserve. Start making things happen!
Regina Fasold is a seasoned Executive Coach and Leadership Expert. Her extensive professional background and her 10+ years of experience as a Global Executive Coach have allowed her to assist over 300 senior executives in corporations throughout the United States and in over 25 countries around the world.
* Passion image credit goes to: Ian Schneider.