You have your vision for the year. You are enthusiastic about your goals. Your plans are in place. It is just about now when the energy hits! You begin to wonder about your goals. The energy level has dropped or things are not moving as expected. This is normal so don’t give up your goals.
Each January my gym, and probably yours, experience a sudden increase in membership and participation. We all complain about equipment not being available but also know that in one month those folks will be gone so we wait it out. It is worth making this observation. This happens not only to those who commit to working out it happens to anyone setting goals.
Change Is Uncomfortable
When we create a goal and have a strong vision of it manifesting our energy changes and our entire universe starts to change so that this new goal can happen. These changes are most often uncomfortable because change means getting out of our routine and our comfort zone. When we get out of our comfort zone everything seems unfamiliar and uncertainty sets in. It is at this point in our confusion that we consider giving up our goals. Don’t give up your goals.
A goal is something that we don’t currently have but we want. Our energy, thoughts and pictures create our current routine, to manifest our lives and our work as it is now. To achieve our goals something, and maybe everything, has to change. Our energy begins to change. Everything feels awkward and perhaps uncomfortable. We also have to change our thinking, which challenges what we know or believe. During this time we may doubt ourselves. Finally we have to see our lives, our work and ourselves in a new way, a way that supports our vision.
Not for the Faint of Heart
Change can be unnerving when we aren’t aware of what is going on. We tend to question our goals and our ability to achieve them when all we really need to do is focus even more on our vision, to observe the changes this vision is creating, be certain, be enthused and ride the storm of change.
As an intuitive business consultant I know that is the time when business owners and professionals decide to commit to their vision or give up. In all the years I have consulted the reason most do not achieve their vision is because they decide it won’t happen. It is my perspective that it takes great courage and determination to achieve goals. Achieving our vision of success is not for the faint of heart but achieving a vision has a profound impact on our sense of self and our ability to create. Giving up our goals creates a different impact.
We call these periods of uncertainty growth periods or periods of growth. They happen periodically and usually signal that you are taking a big step towards your goals. When you hit the wall it is important to get energy moving. This can happen in several ways.
- Raise your energy level to enthusiasm! For each of us that means different things. Take the time to have fun! Do something you enjoy.
- Get the energy moving by taking a new step towards achieving your goals so that you don’t back away. Do something you enjoy and that inspires you.
- Get communication. Talk to one or more people who you trust about your goals, the steps you are taking and get their best counsel.
Most importantly focus on your vision of success, be in enthusiasm and create ways to keep the energy moving know that this period of change is part of the process.
Don’t give up your goals. When you are traveling on the road of success and a bolder falls along the way, don’t stop. Climb over it. Walk around it. Be certain that you will find a way.
Best wishes on your success.