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How to Reach Your Life Goals the Right Way

How to Reach Your Life Goals the Right Way

Sierra Powell













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If you’re trying to achieve important goals in life, it’s important to devise a plan that works for your personality and takes both your motivations and fears into account. While the “right” path may look different for everyone, you have to set your goals with a clear end result in mind find ways to stay encouraged along your journey. Here are a few helpful tips to consider.

Give Your Goals a Time Limit

When you’re trying to achieve specific milestones, you need to give yourself a realistic timeframe to complete the task. If you simply have the desire to do something, you may always be waiting for the right time to “get around to it.” If your goal involves something that you truly desire, you may be reluctant to set a time limit due to fear of not accomplishing your objectives. Don’t let procrastination stop you from doing the things you’ve always wanted to do. Give yourself a time limit for completing all your goals to help you organize your time and stay on schedule.

Search for Relevant Resources

Once you have a goal in mind and have designated a time limit for reaching your goal, you have to search for resources that will help get where you want to go. For instance, if you live in the Riverside area and are looking to purchase a home, you can get information on VA loan limits in Riverside if you are a veteran. If you’re a student and you need to purchase a new car, contact dealerships to ask about student discounts. If your goal involves you receiving certification or additional education, your employer may be able to provide you with contact information for schools or companies that offer the training you seek. You may have to do some research or set up some appointments with professionals in your area who have achieved the goals you’re aspiring to accomplish. Having the right people and organizations on your side can make your goals tangible and keep you from being discouraged easily.

Learn How to Manage Your Stress

Even though you may feel motivated and positive about your goals, there will be times when the process will be difficult. You won’t always have countless hours of free time to meet your objectives and you’ll have to work about family obligations, work, or school. This means managing your stress is of the utmost importance. You can incorporate things like meditation, yoga, or spending quality time with a loved one into your goal so you can maintain a positive mindset. When you’re upset, stressed, or anxious, you’re less likely to make calculated moves that can lead to your success.

Stress management also reminds you to prioritize your health. If you have an important goal to reach, you don’t want to be too exhausted to enjoy your personal victory. While you’re working hard, you need to be reminded that getting enough rest, eating well, and enriching your relationships will help you form healthy habits that will make your accomplishment even more rewarding.

These suggestions may require a variety of actions on your part depending on what your goals are. You’ll also have to take your current daily schedule and family obligations into account so you’ll know how much time you can devote to your goals each day. It’s also important to reward yourself along the way. Even though the path to success can be daunting at times, you’ll get the push you need to keep moving forward if you take the time to celebrate how far you’ve come. Remember that small victories can lead to big achievements.



Character is the willingness to accept responsibility for one’s own life… is the source from which self respect springs. ~ Joan Didion


Fear is a Choice

You have to remember, fear is not real. It is a product of the thoughts you create. Don’t misunderstand me. Danger is very real. But fear is a choice. – Will Smith

So when I read this quote, I wasn’t super sure about how I felt about it.  Fear is a choice? What the heck does that even mean? How do you create fear?  Then, of course, I thought about it, and it all made perfect sense.

Fear is a choice.  I’m not talking, the feeling you get when you’re walking down a dark street alone in the middle of the night.  That’s danger, and that’s different.  And I’m not talking about the feeling you get after watching Blair Witch, or a Friday the 13th marathon.  That’s scaring yourself sh*tless.

I’m talking about the fear that stops you from doing things and that comes from listening to the self-doubt that fills your head.  That isn’t real…well the feelings are real, but they don’t have to be. You need to shut off the self-doubt.  Don’t make the choice to feel the fear.  Don’t give into the self-doubt that fills your head when you want to try something new or make a change.

Fear is a choice, and you don’t have to make it. You are strong, and you can ignore the voices of self-doubt that try to stop you from moving forward.  Remind yourself that you are amazing, strong, capable and that you can conquer the world.  Be strong and remember fear is a choice you don’t have to make.

A Grateful Heart

The seeds of discouragement, cannot take root in a grateful heart – Joel Osteen

I love it when quotes I pick out in advance work for the day I’m having.  Well this one works for my yesterday, but hey, close enough, right? I was literally heartbroken when I found all my websites gone.  After a quick hook up with my hosting company, they got two of them back.  One site, my personal blog, where I rant and rave, however was missing.  They said they’d restore it from a back up, so off to bed I went.  Well this morning, I received an email saying no luck 🙁  Now here is where the quote works.  I thought I’d be destroyed by this, but I’m not.  They were able to restore this site, which is the one that is the most important to me, and they were able to restore my other site, where my friends and I communicate.  For that, I am extremely grateful!

So now, instead of being discouraged, I’m looking upon this as an opportunity to revamp my personal blog.  I can do whatever I want with it.  Yeah I had a few posts on it that were important, but I can get past that.  Why? Because I am grateful for what I do have, and that gratitude is what is stopping the negativity and discouragement take root in my heart.

Call it looking on the bright side, call it whatever you want.  All I know is that I am so very grateful to have this site back up and running, that I am not all that torn up about my other site.  I won’t be able to restore it, but now I can make it better than it was, and that’s not a bad thing at all.

Find Your Strength

One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity. – Albert Schweitzer

I was looking at this quote this morning, and my immediate thought was I disagree, but as always, then I started to think.  Obstacles are adversity and find your strengthif you overcome them, then you obviously have the strength to do so.  But how do you initially find your strength?

Every day, you’re faced with adversity and obstacles.  Some may be big, and some are very small, but regardless of their size, they are there.  It’s how you deal with them that help you to find your strength.  Look at your obstacles and tackle them head on.  Ask for help if necessary, because in my mind, knowing that you need help is a sign of strength.

I think that the strength comes when you face your obstacles head on.  Know what you are able to do, ask for help when needed and conquer the obstacles that life tosses at you.  Every time you do, you find your strength to move forward and master what comes next.


IEP Season…

IEP season got me like AHHHHHH…..sorry people…..I’m being responsible.  Work first  blog posts later 🙁

Mea Culpa

Sorry everyone – I had to leave my school today to go to an IEP meeting across the city, and then when I got back it was work work work…I’ll post today and tomorrow’s blog posts on Friday!

Who I Am

Just a little bit of a different post because school closed early due to a snow storm 🙂  I’ve been doing this for almost 9 years now, and I’ve share a little bit about myself, but if you want to get a better insight into who I am, please feel free to check out my personal blog, Well Color Me… It’s my Who I amramblings on the world in general and my life in particular.

Stretch Your Mind

You Are Priceless

If you really do put a small value upon yourself, rest assured that the world will not raise your price. – anonymous

You have to believe in yourself, and value yourself, and toot your own horn. Nobody is going to do those things for you if you can’t do it for yourself? If you believe in yourself and value yourself, you’ll find that others will as well!

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