Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Are Your Goals Aligned With Your Purpose?


Today, we're talking about how to practically turn your goals into reality and we're starting with your purpose! The reason why we're starting here is because a lot of people try to pursue their goals to create their "dream life" without understanding why they're doing it. So I have to ask, why are YOU pursuing your goals? How do you know if your goals aligned with your purpose? Your purpose is the power behind why you do what you do and it ultimately fuels who you become. I'm going to walk you through the 3 things that I did to discover my purpose and show you how you can apply it to your goals! Are you ready? Let's dive in!

self-awareness

It all starts here! If you are not self-aware how can you expect to know what your purpose is? It's like trying to build a house without the right foundation. You can't create your dream life without understanding your purpose because your purpose creates a vision for what your dream life should look like.

If you achieve a goal without knowing why it's important or how it connects to your purpose then your life will feel empty and all of your efforts will be in vain. Your purpose is the ultimate dream that you are trying to achieve. This is what is going to bring you the most fulfillment, deepest satisfaction, and feelings of being complete. If you want help identifying your purpose try this quick exercise.

Application:

Take some time this week to get to know yourself by:
  • Journaling
  • Reflective thinking
  • Examining your thoughts
  • Reviewing your triggers
  • Studying yourself (thought patterns and behaviors)

Why are you here?

Do this exercise with me. Grab a piece of paper (or your journal) and a pencil and write down at the top of the page, WHY AM I HERE? Now write down everything that comes to your mind no matter how big or small it seems.

Once that is complete review everything that you've written and be honest with yourself. Ask yourself "Am I living this right now? In which area of my life is this being applied?" If you believe that you're here to change lives and influence your culture. How are you doing that now? Have you started? Are you involved in your community in any way? Are you apart of any organization that allows you to grow in your leadership abilities? If you haven't started where can you start? How can you start actualizing this goal today?

There is nothing sadder than dying with business ideas, unwritten books, unreleased music, and underdeveloped skills all because you were too afraid to take risks and believe in yourself. There's nothing worse than dying with untapped potential left inside of you!

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My friend, one thing I know about you is that this is not how your story ends. You're here because you want to turn your goals into reality. You're here because you know that life has more in store for you. You're here because it's time to live your life on purpose and fight for your mission.

My Story

I remember just a few years ago I was dreaming about doing the things that I do now. I wanted to help people maximize their life and develop themselves so that they could attain the levels of success they dreamed of but I was too afraid to start. I doubted myself, my ability to lead, my ideas, and honestly, I thought who is really going to listen to me? I didn't know where to start, fear was eating me alive and so I chose to procrastinate.

I told myself excuses like "you're not ready yet, you don't know what you're doing, and you don't have enough experience or knowledge to share". I would have kept quiet and you probably wouldn't know me today if it wasn't for one of my mentors who reminded me that I am here, on earth, to help people like myself, with big dreams, cultivate their greatness and achieve their God-given destiny.

Everything that I needed to get started and be successful was exactly what I had. Everything that I knew and had experience doing was exactly what I needed to share with you. I didn't need to know everything or have it all together. I just needed to take action!

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Now 19 months later look at what I've been able to accomplish! Within a few months of launching my blog, I started getting inquiries from people from around the world including places like America, Europe, and Africa who were looking for opportunities to work with me! Can you believe it?! I know! I still feel like I'm living a dream!

This is what birthed my online program 6 Weeks 1 Goal where I help people to get clear on their goals, learn and implement proven principles that work to get sustainable results and I provide direct support and feedback to help them stay on track to maximize their life.

I also started getting speaking engagements, business opportunities, and writing gigs! Lol if I shared all of the offers I've received since starting this blog you would be like "What in the world!? How did that happen?" Haha! I've had all types of doors begin to open and the truth is, this can be your experience too!

Stop Dreaming & Start Doing!

If you don't allow fear to silence your voice and kill your dreams you can turn your goals into reality! There are no limits to what you can achieve! Stop doubting if your vision is possible because it is. Stop questioning whether or not you can do it because you can. STOP looking for validation or approval because you already have everything you need to be successful right now in your in hands.

It's time to take action. The only bridge between where you are and where you want to be in action. No one can do it for you and no one can stop you from crossing it. You have to take one step at a time and make it happen.

"I want to see your passion in action"
- Tee Forever

What do you want?

When I started my goal crushing journey I had to dig deep and ask myself "Tee, what exactly do you want? Aside from surface level things like money, influence, and knowledge, deep down, what is important to you?"

For some people, their deepest desire is to get married and have kids. They can't wait to experience this because they think once they have it they will feel complete, understood, and accepted and they won't' have to experience life alone anymore. What is it for you? What do you think that if you accomplished it, it would make you feel complete? Write it down.

Now, what if I told you the one thing that you think you want isn't actually what is going to bring you the freedom and deep satisfaction that you want to feel? What would you think? You would probably say I'm crazy, right? Lol well, listen to this. The feeling you think you're going to get from getting what you want or being "successful" is something you can start feeling now.

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You don't need more money to feel at peace, you don't need to be married with 2 kids living in a beautiful home to be happy, and you don't need anything external to feel successful and satisfied. You can have these feelings now without the perfect living conditions or the thing that you want. Do you believe me?

If this doesn't make sense just hit play and start listening to the podcast starting at about 19 minutes and I will explain this to you in detail!

Summary

Knowing your purpose is easier than you think. It's not something that you have to find outside of yourself, it's something that you discover about yourself. Spend time getting to know yourself, understand why you're here on earth, and get clear on exactly what you want to get out of your life!

I hope you got a lot out of today's episode. I'm so happy that you chose to spend time with me! Don't forget to subscribe so that you don't miss a post. Until next time xo, it's your girl

Theresa Forever
Founder, 6 Weeks 1 Goal



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