It’s the last day of 2013, and I’m sure most people would agree that the year has blown by super fast.
But a new year means a new start, and a new chance to follow through with making desired changes.
… Maybe lose that weight you’ve been wanting to get rid of?
… Learn to be more sociable?
… Find a better job?
If I may be up front with you, my desire is to change the way I treat my online business and more importantly, myself.
In better detail, my goals are to blog everyday to organically improve my business along with read to build my self-confidence as well.
And to be honest, I have had these goals for at least a year now and have yet to even make a habit out of them.
This year though, I have experienced that after putting something off for so long, there comes a breaking point where you can’t stand to deal with the struggle anymore and realize that it’s more painful to stay where you are now than it is to move forward.
All it takes is a decision to make a change and do whatever it takes to make it happen.
It’s what I’ve chosen to do now so I can be held responsible for my daily actions by putting it out there for the world to see.
My goal is to provide at least one valuable post on this blog each day and focus on natural link building & engagement.
Sounds good, but is actually not clear enough.
I’ve learned that when it comes to setting goals, the clearer you are the closer you will be to getting what you want.
Bottom line, you have to know exactly what you want.
More importantly, you have to be able to picture yourself getting what you want in your mind and believe that achieving it is possible.
It’s easy to do this by writing your goals down in the form of a vision of the future.
In English, write through your 5 senses and use positive affirmations that describe the outcome of your goal(s) once you will have accomplished them.
An example looks like this:*Note how I use as many senses as I could go into as much detail as possible to describe the situation. I, Torri Thompson, am sitting in front of my computer, staring at the screen feeling anxious as I see the ‘My Business’ tab in my Empower Network back office.
My iPhone reads 8:05 a.m.
The day is Tuesday, July 1st of 2014 and it’s a humid 90 degrees outside my home in Mount Juliet, Tennessee.
The room is quiet and still.
Everyone in the house has either left for work or still asleep.
The heavy glow of sunlight fills the room as my palms sweat in nervous anticipation.
The smell of coffee fills my nostrils, persuading me to take a sip as I think about my results.
Did I surpass my goal of earning $25,000 over a six month span or fall short?
I scroll down the page to find a total of $25,250 earned in affiliate commissions!
It takes a minute for the numbers to sink in.
… Holy crap, I freakin did it!
I take a sip of my coffee and sit back in my chair.
Ah, the sweetest sip of coffee I’ve ever had.
I feel on top of the world and more powerful than ever before in my life, not to mention at peace.
I jump out of my chair to then literally jump up and down like a schoolgirl (lol) and call up my best friend to share the great news.
A celebration dinner is in line, but first a coffee run to Starbucks for a venti caramel machiato and to plan my next income goal.
$25,000 in only 3 months?
25 k, I’m on my way!
See how much more powerful and realistic that sounds?
When focusing on my goal I can see, taste, hear, smell, and feel how the outcome will be which helps me to better envision myself living it.
Being able to envision your goal is great and all but if you don’t have a reason behind it all then you may lose motivation along the way.
Along with knowing exactly what you want, envisioning it, and writing it all down you need to have a why, or purpose for wanting what it is that you want.
This will be the ‘reason for the season’, better put the motivation that keeps you going and inspires you to take action.
So like I’ve already established, my goal is to earn $25,000 in affiliate commissions by Tuesday, July 1, 2014.
My Reasons WHY I Want to ‘Season’ Up My Life
- More than anything, I want freedom. Thankfully, money buys just that and $25,000 every 3 months should more than cover it along with the student loans I owe and car note I’m still paying on.
- I want to put my money to work for me with the help of investments, stocks, and other businesses opportunities. This is also allow me to build a reserve of money so I will always be prepared for any unthinkable event that may occur.
- To be able to spoil myself and others. My love for my family and friends is strong, and to be able to help them out whenever possible alone would be a gift. Also, just to see the surprised look on their faces would be worth more than the price of the gift alone.
- To be stress free with a peaceful mind. With no stress from money troubles or a job I can relax more and worry less. It will also be nice to get frequent massages and be able to also treat my family and friends.
- To prove to everywhere that thought I was crazy, that you really can do anything you set your mind to as long as you believe in yourself. And that it IS possible to earn a living on the internet in ways that don’t include building a pyramid scheme.
So when I’m feeling discouraged or down about the progress of my goals, all I have to do is remember why I started working towards it in the first place and poof.
I’m back to reality and remember the ‘reason for my season’, and as dumb as it sounds… and I’m sure you get the point.
The time has come to grind.
2014 is almost here and as cheesy as it sounds, it can be your time to shine.
All it takes is a decision set a goal and take the necessary daily action to reach it, without surrendering to obstacles put in your path along the way.
Remember to put your goal in writing and read it two times a day; usually when you wake up and before you go to sleep. In time, your subconscious mind will become dominated with positive thoughts and a drive of focused effort towards your goal.
Don’t knock it til’ ya try it.
Go get it.
Thanks for reading.
Newly Visioned Blogger,
P.S: If you’re up for it, feel free to share your vision in a comment. I would love to hear about it and help hold you accountable.