by John Murphy, Founder, Make 100 Healthy
What’s the difference between a dream and a goal?
Having a dream is easy to imagine, but without a specific goal, it is unlikely you will achieve the results you desire.
It’s also important to know what the purpose of your goals are. Without meaning and purpose, goals can be sabotaged by a lack of a specific plan to get there.
Also, there are different time frame goals — immediate, near future and long-term. The start of a new year is a perfect time to focus your energy, passion and purpose to attain the things you want to accomplish.
There’s a lot of aspects of achieving goals. Having a goal without a plan is truly just a dream. Having a goal alone does not guarantee success.
Setting goals is paramount to taking yourself seriously.
Any goal worth its weight should be written down. Studies have shown that writing down goals is an important step. It helps identify, clarify and focus your attention and actions to get the result you envision.
The next step is to formulate a plan and stick to it. No goal was ever met without effort and activity. This can be anything from sticking to a schedule or timeline to consistently doing the things needed to achieve your goal.
I have set goals for myself all my life. I’m proud to say I’ve achieved many of my goals, while I’m humble enough to admit there are been plenty I haven’t met yet. That’s OK. Some goals are meant to be lifetime pursuits.
I founded Make 100 Healthy because my goal is to live to 100 years or more in a healthy manner.
My long-term goal is supported by my commitment to exercise and eating clean food, hydrating, juicing and by being connected with my friends, family and community. All these things combined will give me the best chance to reach my goal.
But even if I don’t live to 100, I have enjoyed a healthy, vibrant and happy life because of these habits related to my long-term goal.
Are you ready to pursue your goals? If so, here’s the best way to kick-start your action plan.
Set realistic goals that are attainable:
- Visualize the outcome.
- Write down your goals.
- Be consistent.
- Don’t give up!
There’s nothing more satisfying than exceeding your goals. Now that’s powerful!