Get healthy, get organized, spend less, read more…you are juggling getting your entire life together, but are struggling to make real strides in anything. Does that sound familiar? Personal growth is essential! It is critical in order for us to be who we are called to be and to live in our purpose. However, sometimes in juggling trying to be all that we can be, we fall flat and end up doing a whole lot of nothing.

You are in the process of transforming into the person you were created to be. Use the steps to actually achieve your goals and continue your growth journey!

  1. We’re trying to do a little of everything everyday. We pride ourselves on multitasking, including multitasking our personal growth and development, but the truth of the matter is, our brain wasn’t built to multitask. Is it possible to multitask? Of course! But we are our best when we focus on one thing at a time. We actually get things done when we focus on one thing at a time as, well. If you’re like me, then there are tons of projects you have started, but may not have gotten around to finishing yet. It’s not because we don’t intend to finish. It’s just that our time and effort is spread so thin, that instead of hitting our goal of losing 2 inches from our waist, we think we kind of lost almost ½ an inch, but we did get the corner of the basement organized and got through chapter one of a new book. See, we’re making progress…sort of. Instead of trying to conquer the world in a day, why not try to see one goal or one project through to the end before starting the next. If you’re trying to make a lifestyle change, such as eating healthy, try focusing on that one goal for 21 days until it becomes a habit.
  2. We don’t plan to win. I was coaching a young woman last week and she said she knew to help nourish her marriage, she needed to spend make an effort to spend more time with her husband. While I applaud her recognizing what she needed to do, it wasn’t enough. It’s not enough to say you’re going to do something. What is your plan to actually make it happen? What steps are you going to take to make your goal a reality? Write them down. To take it a step further, when are you going to take those steps? Be specific. What is the exact day or date and time that you will take each step? If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.
  3. We’re not accountable. I know you’re grown; I am too, but we all need to be accountable to someone, especially when it comes to your personal growth and development. Anytime you’re attempting to do something to better yourself, you are guaranteed to face adversity. You are going to want to quit and give up. You are going to want to take the easy way out. However, if you are accountable to someone, especially someone who has been where you are, it will be harder for you to fail because that person who you are accountable to won’t allow you to do so. However, in order to fully benefit from the accountability relationship, you have to actually commit to checking in with your accountability partner and you have to implement the advice you are given.

You are in the process of transforming into the person you were created to be. Use the steps to actually achieve your goals and continue your growth journey!