Or maybe this post should be titled: Making time to commit to your goal.
Yesterday, we talked about the importance of setting an intention.
In any project, having a goal in mind is a key feature of actually producing something. Moving towards a desired outcome is fulfillment in action.
But can we just get there from setting the intention?
I wish it worked that way.
I intend to be a productivity queen! And poof - done.
Just setting the intention is not completing the goal, but it certainly speeds the process up!
In setting the intention, we realign our focus with the overall goal.
There are many ways to succeed in goal achieving, but the fastest way to fail is to not even start.
The act of setting an intention IS starting. (Yay us!)
How we feed that intention determines the timeline.
The second key element in goal achieving is showing up and doing.
Once the intention is set to work towards a goal, it is important to show that intention how serious you are about the goal.
You have to show up and do. The steps can be teeny tiny, but they have to be taken.
When you show up and do, you will encounter resistance.
Resistance is going to meet you and try to pull you from your actions.
For me, resistance comes in the form of making sure my work space is set up the way I like, of making sure the tea is made, or checking Facebook because a group member might have posted something important!
Even other work items can be resistance disguised - the accounting, the other elements of the website, reviewing client notes, etc.
Tuning in to our purpose and sitting with our renewed intention provides motivation to help push us past the resistance.
Waiting until conditions are perfect will result in little work towards you goal. You need to show up and show it what is important.
Showing up consistently will add to the enjoyment of the final goal.
And you will get there!
How are you showing up today?
How are you pushing past resistance this week?
Wishing you an intention fed day,
Tea loving awesomeness. Challenging perfectionism.