Simply Empowering Steps to attain your goals

To acheive happiness, we should make certain that we are never without an important goal.~ Earl Nightingale

Aimlessly living each day is not a way to truly LIVE. To Live means to feel alive. To feel alive means to thrive. To thrive means to have a Dream. To have a dream means to have a goal. To have a goal means to have purpose. To have purpose means happiness!

We all want our dreams to materialize. Today, without going into too many details I will share with you simple empowering steps that will help you to attain that goal. Each goal achieved means you are that much closer to your dream.

If you want to create positive change in your life and attain that goal a few empowering steps can increase your success rate by ten fold:

Simply Empowering Steps to attain your goals

1. Choose a goal that enlivens you!

2. See yourself as willing to live your goal! Follow your heart and imagine yourself living your dream in a way that feels really, really good inside your spirit and body.

3. Make sure your goal is something you really want. Let your goal begin and continue as a free decision to have something new in life, not a guilty verdict whose sentence you must now pay.

4. Make a choice and apply an action step to that choice. For example, if you decide to lose weight, instead of rewarding yourself for losing five pounds, reward yourself for taking action each day. Weight loss is variable and dependent on many factors. However, choosing an action step such as walking 2 miles every day or taking the stairs instead of the elevator for two weeks is finite and tangible. At the end of each day, you know whether you followed through with your word to yourself or not. Take time every day to recognize that you made a choice. Then apply an action to that choice and follow through.

5. Break down your goal into manageable steps. Take tiny, small, achievable baby steps daily.

6. Reward yourself for your efforts. Feel good in the process – not only once the goal is attained.

7. Be flexible and have fun!

Attaining your goals and living your purpose is not impossible to do when you simplify the process. Try these steps. They have worked wonders for me personally, and I’m sure they will create miraculous results for you too! Just keep the faith in yourself.

What are you thoughts on this topic? How do you reach your goals? Do you have  any special steps you take to make sure you are attaining your goals? Please do share your wisdom, thoughts and questions in the comments below. I’d love to learn from you.

With Immense Love & Gratitude,
Counseling Psychologist/ Spiritual Counselor
Motivational Speaker/Naturopath
Holistic Healer/Writer

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21 thoughts on “Simply Empowering Steps to attain your goals

    1. Darling Sandra,
      I’m so glad you like my simple and fun take on goals…rather mini goals 🙂
      Thank you fro sharing your energy here dear one.
      Much Love~

    1. Oh George,
      I love that gravatar of yours!! It just lights up my day and my post 🙂
      Well if the goal setting way is making sense to thee…then please share what are those goals gonna be ?? Unless they are hush hush secrets of course 😉
      Thank you for sharing your joyful spirit here.
      Much Love~

  1. Oh dear darling friend:) I agree with George, I tend to shy away from goals..I do dream..grandiose, magical dreams..and I *live* those dreams. However, as I practice unfolding, I live through intent and purpose–the purpose of opening my heart and being love in all circumstances..
    As Sandra says, you *do* bring fun and joy into everything..thank you for that!

    1. Joy darling…I’m with you too when it comes to not being driven by goals…But I love the looking ahead to a grand theme of my dream. There these tiny little mini goals/steps help in affirming everyday what I am working towards…..and then, its the intuition and the the divine plan that guides those goals…with Love love love ofcourse 🙂 When we leave it to The Divine, the goals get set, without a second thought 🙂
      And fun is kinda my middle name ok..its ‘naughty’ but fun is a byproduct of the naughtiness na 😉
      Sending you lots of love~

  2. Zeenat,
    I love this excellent post and it’s simplicity. I find that the more complicated things are the less compelled I am to do them.
    I don’t shy away from goals but this year as you know, I’m doing something different. I’m listening to my intuition rather than goals. So far, it’s going well too!
    Thank you for linking to my post as well.

    1. Dear Angela,
      Simple is beautiful and oh so doable na 🙂 Why go for complicated when you can simply achieve so much more.
      I think intuition is primarily the guide…and goals are just the theme of life. In the grand scheme of things how we want things to turn out…we need to put the intention out there…and then the universe helps us by guiding our intuition so…
      I am so glad this is your intuition year 🙂 You and me both…
      Lots of love to you and thank you for your lovely comment here!

  3. Keerthika

    Thank you for the post. Just reminded me how important is to set a goal. I also believe in setting short time goals that takes us to the main goal because otherwise it is kept postponed. Thank you

    1. Hi Keerthika,
      Youre so on the right track when it comes to goal setting. Small mini goals help in achieving that big dream sooner and more successfully. These mini steps do keep us on track 🙂
      Thank you for stopping by and sharing your wonderful thoughts here.
      Much Love~

  4. Zeenat: Happy New Year. Your blog looks truly beautiful! I can see you made a few subtle changes, and they’re great!

    On the subject of goals, I recently read an interesting idea. We can take one goal per month, and gently work on it, taking one action per day for 30 days. Then we can move on to goal number 2 in month 2, and so on. I got the idea from @chrisbrogan, who got it from his girlfriend 🙂

    1. Hi Steve,
      🙂 I am grinning from ear to ear 🙂 Thank you for noticing the subtle changes here on the blog and appreciating them. Your opinion means a lot.
      I like that idea…one goal per month…is breaking it into small achievable steps and setting a kind of time frame for it, makes you focus with that much clarity on the Big Dream. Nice!
      @chrisbrogan is very smart eh…Thank you for sharing this tip here and for your delightful comment.
      Much Love~
      p.s. Happiest New year to you too 🙂

  5. Excellent post Zeenat. A life without doing, wouldn’t be worth living in my opinion. I hope I’m able to keep taking action and doing when I’m well into old age.

    1. Hi Hiten,
      I hope we are all that full of life till the end too! May we all live like this day was our last 🙂 So much to do…so little time..
      Thank you so so much for your lovely comment here.
      Much Love~

  6. Beautiful Zeenat! I saw the word “focus” on Lance Ekum’s site, and that sort of prodded me in the direction of picking up my dreams again, and setting goals. I like what you said in the beginning of this post: having purpose means being happy. For me, when I have purpose, it’s like being needed, and I’ve learned that whether it’s by someone else or by my own self, being needed is intrinsic to my well being. Otherwise I’m like a horse with no cart; a bus with no passengers. This month, through focus, I’ve actually been able to take the little steps I need each day to achieve my goals, which are helping me achieve – ultimately – my dreams.

    Wishing you a lifetime of happiness, filled with lots of love. Happy New Year!

    1. My Darling Joyful Angel,
      Ahhh ‘focus’ and the little steps are a freakin’ awesome combo to realize your dreams…how amazing that you’re right on track !! I am so happy for you…
      I wish you love and happiness by the boatloads 🙂 New year wishes and butterfly kisses for you too!
      Much Love~
      p.s. I love seeing you here…LOVE it! 🙂

  7. Rand

    Thank you Z for this post on goal setting, and the 7 steps to help along the way.

    I must say once again Megan really brought attention to a ‘needed’ area for me with her comment:

    “For me, when I have purpose, it’s like being needed, and I’ve learned that whether it’s by someone else or by my own self, being needed is intrinsic to my well being.”

    It is so true that… when I have purpose with my job I feel needed.

    …when I provide the money for my daughter’s education I feel needed.

    …when I donate my blood to the bloodbank (I am due now) I feel needed.

    …when I listen with honest intent I feel needed.

    …when I make someone laugh I feel needed.

    Megan, I want to thank you for adding to ‘purpose’ the being needed “by my own self”. I can tend to lose myself in the shuffle out here in sunny San Diego. I really would like to read your book when it is available…so please in some way make it known…ok?

    Happy Purpose!

  8. Jacky Storm

    Hey Girlie, Thanks you for you work. I am a talented jellyfish. and now i have my todo list and my Plan automatically open when i boot up my computer. Dry land feels great!
    Love and Joy and Action Steps!

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