How to approach a new challenge practically

Taking on a new challenge can be thrilling. But the excitement can also wear off and quickly turn into overwhelm or dread when we think about our goal. Passion is essential, but some practical steps can really help us stay on track:

  1. Take it a week or a month at a time – instead of looking at the habits you want to form as ones you’ll need to live by forever or looking at goals as ones that will take years to achieve, dedicate yourself to your new challenge for a week or month. This could be challenging yourself to a new habit for a month or splitting out your goal into mini-goals that take you in the right direction. Having a ‘deadline’ in reach really helps to push yourself, stick to it and remind yourself that its doable. At the end, not only can you celebrate, but accomplishing it will leave you wanting to do more.
  2. Plan it out – there’s no point in throwing yourself into something without first having a plan of action. A habit tracker that you can tick off every day or a calendar where you schedule in time to reach your goal helps to keep you accountable and organised, ultimately helping you deliver! Otherwise you’ll quickly find that you aren’t getting anywhere.
  3. Have a place to visualise – keep your sights set on that goal you’re trying to reach every day. I like to use a Pinterest board to collect pictures that represent my goals. Other ideas include a physical vision board on the bedroom wall or a daily morning ritual of visualising yourself accomplishing your goals. Whatever works for you!

Have any practical tips of your own? Please share in the comments!

Prisoner or Pioneer… Deepak Chopra

Deepak Chopra quote

Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask yourself if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future. ~ Deepak Chopra

Quote of the Day.

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Midnight Motivation: Consistency

Consistency quote

We cannot ever expect to achieve and succeed if we don’t try. But the key to trying and succeeding is also consistency. If we only try once, we might not get very far. But if we keep trying consistently, we will only get better, we will only exceed expectations, and we will only gain. Studies show that it takes around three to four weeks to form a new habit. All it takes is a commitment to establish a new lifestyle in a particular area of our lives. Schedule in time for your aspirations, assign a particular part of the day to that aspiration, and religiously abide by your routine. Train yourself to not only expect that time of day, but crave it, and that will only come with consistency. Even just a slice of time a day can dramatically impact us and our road to success in what we want to achieve. Be brave, be dedicated. We owe it to ourselves.

We become what we want to be by consistently being what we want to become each day. – Richard G. Scott

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