All goals start as an idea in the mind. Ideas are created in the imagination. Perhaps you have an idea that starts as a fantasy and then turns into a wish, something you might like to do someday. These ideas can remain a fantasy or they can be turned into a goal. When you decide to commit to doing whatever it will take to make it happen and believe you can do it, even though you may not know how, it turns your fantasy into a goal.
The first important point here is to decide. Nothing happens until you make a decision. When you make a decision, it starts the movement or actions that will move you toward what you want. Without action, your idea remains a wish.
Once you have decided, it takes commitment. A committed decision is strong. Nothing can interfere with a committed decision. You are emotionally invested in this decision and will do whatever it takes to push through and get it done.
Even though I am a coach, I work with a coach because I want to continually improve and grow. As a result of one of my sessions, I was looking at my dreams and the question was, “Why am I committed to this?” This stopped me. I really had to think about that. I know it’s something I really want to do, but I wasn’t sure if I was committed to this, or if it was just a wish. If I was committed to it, I would be taking action to move toward it. Would I be OK if it didn’t happen? How emotionally involved was I with this dream? It took some thought to sort it out.
I decided that I am committed to this dream. I am emotionally invested in making it happen. I am taking steps to move toward manifesting this dream and therefore it is a goal. A lot will have to change and happen before it is realized and that’s OK. That’s the fun part, seeing how it will happen. I will grow into the person that I have to be to achieve this dream. I’m excited and look forward to it with eager anticipation.
The next important factor in making this dream into a goal is belief. I must believe that I can do this. And I do. If I didn’t believe I could do it, all action would stop and it would remain a wish. It’s alright to not know how something can happen. The way will be shown with action and moving toward the goal. One action will lead to the next and so on. The resources, of whatever type are needed, will be there at the right time, when needed. It requires action to start the momentum that will get you to the goal.
I’m not ready to share my dream with you. I believe and tell my clients that it’s important to protect your dream. You don’t want to be subject to other people’s negative opinions. They may not understand why it’s your dream and they have their own limiting beliefs. Let the journey and the manifestation show them. There will come a time when you can share what you’re doing. Just be careful what you share and who you share it with. Make sure it’s someone who supports you and won’t try to drag you down to where they are. You will continue to grow as you move toward your dreams and goals and that too will show them.
How often do you have a good idea or come across something where you think, I’d like to do that, that would be fun, but I’m just not sure I can? You like the idea but don’t really take the action steps to get there. It remains just a wish unless action steps are taken that will move you toward what you want. You must be in love with this dream. It must create in you a strong emotional feeling, “Yes, I am going to do this, I love this idea.” Only then does the dream turn from a wish into a goal. If you have the idea, it is something that you are capable of doing. Dream big. What wish of yours are you going to turn into a goal?
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