You have had those times: you walk into a room, and suddenly you forget why you went there. You know you going to do something, but with your mind spinning about other events in your day, you have no idea what you were about to do. It’s annoying, but it happens to almost everyone at some point or another. You might have just been thinking about the cooler weather that is moving into North Dakota, so you have to remember to fire up your furnace. But that’s not why you are in the kitchen instead of the furnace room.
What happens next is a great technique that is used for more than finding the reason for being in the kitchen. You turn around, go back to where you were before going to the kitchen, then you remember: you were going to grab a soda for the spouse and get yourself a snack for movie time. Success! You grab what you need and go back to enjoying your movie.
But did you know that the same technique can be used in reaching your goals? Sometimes you can lose sight of where you are versus where you want to go, and lose the motivation to move forward in life. You look at your list of goals and wonder why you wrote some them in the first place. They no longer seem important. At this point, you have to look at what you have crossed off your list of goals, and what you have added. If there haven’t been any changes, it’s time to re-examine your dreams and the goals that will let you realize them. In other words, it’s time to go back to where you were to remember why you wanted to move forward.
Just like when you went back to the family room to remember why you went to the kitchen, you have go back to your self-assessment stage to see why you wanted to reach the goals you have listed. It is not uncommon for people to get side-tracked in reaching their goals. After all, life still happens with or without you. This is the time to be sure it happens with you back in control, remembering the dreams you strive for and getting your goals in order.
If you follow this technique, you will have a renewed motivation to meet your goals, and ultimately achieve your dreams. By the way, did you remember the popcorn for the movie?
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