I want to share my Goals jar with you today. Some people call this a ‘Dream jar’, but to me, a ‘dream’ implies that they won’t ever happen. Whereas a goal if something you are working towards.
Did you know that most people fail at their New Years Resolutions by about 16th January? Most people choose to start their new goals at the beginning of the Year a Month or a Week. This is because they see these time as a new beginning. A fresh start. But they are WRONG!
You see, when it comes to making goals, the best and only time is NOW. Because RIGHT NOW is when you are in your peak state of motivation, it’s when most of your ideas come to you and your creativity if flowing. Of course, when I’m talking about these goals, I mean the true goals that you want with all of your heart. If you’re sat on the sofa eating pizza and thinking ‘I really need to get fit….I’ll start Monday’, it goes without saying that your heart truly isn’t in that goal! If it was, you would put the Pizza down straight away and get your butt moving.
If there is one thing to live by, then it’s this: When you are in the moment of inspiration, take action on it immediately. Do something to help you get one step closer to that goal. Post that course application, send an email inquiry, do some research. Whatever it is, just DO IT!
So back to my goals jar. I was made aware of this by Carrie from the Female EntrepreneurAssociation. The idea is, that whatever you put in this jar ‘is’. As in it already exists and it is already coming to you. Confused? You might want to check out my post on the Law of Attraction which might explain how this works (and just for you skeptics, it’s not mumbo jumbo magic stuff, it’s actually scientifically proven fact)
On New Years Day, I sat down with a pen and some paper and started writing down some goals for myself which I found difficult at first. For the last year, my focus has been on building my store and adjusting to my different working conditions so I felt that I had lost direction a little. As always though, once you start writing down your goals, the flood gates open, especially when you aren’t afraid to dream big.
When it come to writing goals, it’s easy to get bogged down with the practicalities. ‘But how will I get there?’, ‘There’s no way I can ever do that’. (Take a look at my ‘Stop lying to yourself‘ to see if you are putting yourself down with your thoughts) The how and when are not important at this point, the main focus is digging deep and discovering what you truly want.
Grab a pen, a piece of paper, some scissors and a jar/a box or anything that works for you. Sit down in a quiet room in order to gather your thoughts and go crazy with your pen writing down your deepest desires. Once you have written them down, cut each one up, fold them and place them in your container. As you do this, remind yourself that what goes in the jar ‘IS’ already yours.
Now here is the thing. Energy goes where attention flows, so it’s important that you keep reminding yourself of your desires. Keep your jar somewhere where you can see it every day. Each day, give your jar a shake and pick out a goal. Read it. Feel it. Get excited for it.
I challenge you to make your own Goals Jar and fill it to the brim with the things you want for your life.