Stuck or reaching for your goals?

When I’m coaching various folks I’m often reminded of some points that you may find useful.

  • Where do you see yourself in 3, 5, and 10 years? 
  • Do you have a plan to reach your vision / goals?
  • Are you doing things that will help you achieve your plan?
  • The plan you have today – doesn’t last forever.  You can change your plan as  you discover new things.
  • You can do it – believe in yourself!

Sometimes people have a dream – something they wish they could do but either they are stuck or think they should have a plan but they are really settled and OK with where they are today.  

If you are stuck, consider these things:

  • What are the things you like to do?
  • Are there people doing these things today? 
  • Can you talk to them and find out how you can do something similar?
  • Can you try just one action / one thing that will let you sample something new without risk?

What actions can you take today?

  • What one thing can you do today to help you get started on your plan / your goals?
  • Can you read blogs of thought leaders who are involved in the area you want to be in?  Can you start a blog?
  • Are there books you can read?  Magazines?  Websites?  Where can you learn about your dream?
  • Can you volunteer? To gain experience in the area you want to be in / To meet others you can learn from / To develop your knowledge and contacts in your goal area / To learn if the goal is really what you want to do.
  • Are there classes you can take – adult weekend learning courses?  Community College courses?
  • What strengths do you have that you can offer in exchange for learning / participating in areas that help you move in the direction of your plan / goal?
  • What will your life be like if you could achieve your plan / goal?

Finally –

  • Instead of watching a TV Show – invest 30 mins a day in yourself.
  • Consider what your life would be like if you could achieve your goals.
  • We invest roughly 2,050 hours a year (probably a lot more) working … to improve the cash position of someone else.  That’s approximately 92,250 years during a 45 year career.  And in the end – you can be downsized. 
  • Why not?  What’s really holding you back?

Some related posts:

Seth Godin’s post:  Thanks For Leading

Is Fear Holding You Back



2 thoughts on “Stuck or reaching for your goals?

  1. Michelle,
    As a career coach, I find many people who feel stuck in their current situation. It is easier to do the same things we have always done but we will get the same results. If you don’t like the way things are going in your life, change them. Don’t wait for tomorrow. Start today.

    What one thing can you do differently to move yourself in a new direction and toward your passion?

    Thanks for the great post. I included your post on my blog.

    April M. Williams
    President, CyberLife Tutors

    • Thanks April! As always, your motivational words right on. Time goes quickly – spend your most important asset – your time – doing things you love. Passion is contagious! Live your dream every chance you get.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s