It’s Too Much! So Aim Low

by SofiaWren on December 12, 2017

Did you have a chance to sit in silence since last time? I know it’s busy around the holidays. The whole point of sitting in silence was to understand what you want so you can set your goals for the New Year. Honestly, why wait? You can get started today.

What I’m going to talk about today will help you once you know what you want and are actually sitting down to set your goals or make progress. This is a way to stretch yourself without setting yourself up to be disappointed.

Just like our eyes may be bigger than our stomach so we put too much on our plate, we can do that with our goals or expectations.

We can take on too much, and set bigger goals than we really have the capacity to take on. That’s one of the biggest problems I see with clients when it comes to achieving their goals. I hate seeing people be hard on themselves when they don’t meet their goals.

The truth is that we have to play mental games with ourselves sometimes to set powerful and achievable goals.

This is something I learned through writing. Have you ever faced a blank page? Especially if it’s the start, say, of a 20 page paper.

Even a 3 paragraph long blog post can seem long when I have nothing to start with.

When I sit down expecting to make massive progress, sometimes it ends up hampering my creative ability. My clients have reported similar experiences in their own endeavors. So aim low.

What I’ve learned is that we need to be creative to problem solve, but we also need some sort of structure or guideline like a goal to make consistent and thus faster progress. My solution is to play around with the goal I set and try making it really small to get some momentum under me.

Maybe instead of trying to do a whole paper, I just try to write a sentence. Use this as an analogy for other things.

Some of you reading have real drive, real passion, and there is something you want to create and offer through your business. Maybe it’s a book, a blog, a website, a sale, a musical career, a painting, you name it. Your soul knows you need to do this. You have accepted the call, you want this with a burning desire but it isn’t getting off the ground quickly enough for you.

Try making it easier–set a stupid low goal. Or what I call “an easy win.”

Instead of your goal being the full impact on the world that you want to create, what if you got that smaller goal completed like the painting or the first blogpost? Choose one thing, and then one smaller piece of that.

What if your goal right now is just to figure out the smallest possible step that you can take to move forward in your project?

If there is something so stupid easy you know that you could do it in 5 minutes or less then go back to that when you get stuck. That will contribute positive energy and momentum to your project.

This is a trick I do all the time. And it works. Try it.

What’s your stupid easy goal? Let me know if you need help

Look for the final post in this series where I will show you how to expand those small goals into a plan for the New Year.


Sofia Wren

P.S. Aim low.

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