Yesterday we dissected the first step i.e. believing, from Picasso’s quote, “Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.”
Today and tomorrow I will be discussing what facilitates and propels our ability to vigorously act, as noted from the Picasso quote.
I remember sitting in our living room in December of 2017 watching the World Triathlon race which takes place in and around Kona, Hawaii each year.
As most of you know, triathlon is my hobby–a hobby that fuels my love of competition and facilitates my need for intense exercise in order to calm my anxious mind and soul.
The pinnacle of triathlon is the completion of an Ironman. An Ironman triathlon includes a swim of 2.4 miles, a bike ride of 112 miles, and a run of 26.2 miles (a marathon).
I had completed several 1/2 Ironman’s in the past but always thought I didn’t have what it took in order to complete a full Ironman. Honestly, I thought I was too old and that my time had passed.
As I sat watching the finishers at Kona I noticed several who were older than me and then I was struck with a thought, “I’m going to turn 60 in a year, if I’m ever going to do it, now is the time.”
I then added to my 2018 goals in my journal–Complete a Full Ironman.
I look at my annual goals every day as a helpful accountability reminder.
I had just completed the first step in creating a plan to achieve a dream or a goal–I wrote it down.
Have you reduced your 2020 resolution to writing?
Is the goal(s) noted in a place you will see often?
Something magical takes place when you put your goals in writing…I write from experience.
Habakkuk 2:2, “Then the Lord replied: ‘Write down the revelation and make it plain on tablets so that a herald may run with it.”
P.E.A.C.E. for Dreamers…
P – (Plan) A dream remains a dream until it is written down. Putting your dream in writing is the first step in creating a PLAN to achieve it.
E – (Effort) Turning your dream into reality requires a commitment to putting forth consistent and focused EFFORT toward the execution of your plan.
A – (Attitude) If you think you can achieve your dream, you will. Your ATTITUDE always determines your altitude in life.
C – (Community) Nothing great in life happens by doing it alone. The chances of realizing your dream expand as your COMMUNITY of positive mentors and peers expand.
E – (Energy) Chasing and attaining your dream requires optimal levels of mental, physical, and spiritual ENERGY. Take care of yourself!