What Makes Goals Overwhelming?
During the last few weeks of 2016 the blog posts have been focused on goals. I do not know about you, but in my goals exploration for 2017 I found myself becoming a bit overwhelmed.
Well you see, each year my goals become more and more challenging. Those challenges take me out of my comfort zone.
Some of the goals require that I be more assertive. That makes me uncomfortable.
There are also goals where I have no idea how to accomplish them.
And there are some goals that require me to take risks. Risk-taking was not and still is not a part of our family conversations.
Then there are goals that require that I foster relationships that I do not currently have. That requires trust. You guessed it. Those make me uncomfortable too.
Do you find yourself in the same position as you consider your own goals?
What's the Cure for Goal Overwhelm?
What makes this topic so important is that if you do not get a handle on your overwhelm, you will find yourself not accomplishing much.
We can't have that. Sooo….
After a lot of hyperventilating, procrastinating, and munching on food I should not be touching, I am resorting to what helps me off the ledge – prayer and motivational quotes.
I will leave you to your own prayers and meditation (I have yet to master this). What I will share in this post, however, are some quotes that I plan to use to allow me to take the first step towards achieving my goals for 2017.
Let the following quotes be the boost that you need too.
15 Plus Quotes to Reduce Overwhelm
Have a Plan
“Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.” – Stephen A. Brennan
“You control your future, your destiny. What you think about comes about. By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be. Put your future in good hands – your own.” – Mark Victor Hansen
“If you want to reach a goal, you must ‘see the reaching’ in your own mind before you actually arrive at your goal.” – Zig Ziglar
“If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.” – Albert Einstein
Take Action Now
“What is not started today is never finished tomorrow.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals; adjust the action steps.” – Confucius
“You must take action now that will move you towards your goals. Develop a sense of urgency in your life.” – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Don't Give Up
“It’s never too late in the day to start the day over.” -Unknown
“The more intensely we feel about an idea or a goal, the more assuredly the idea, buried deep in our subconscious, will direct us along the path to its fulfillment.” – Earl Nightingale
“All who have accomplished great things have had a great aim, have fixed their gaze on a goal which was high, one which sometimes seemed impossible.” – Orison Swett Marden
The optimist sees opportunity in every danger. The pessimist sees danger in every opportunity. – Winston Churchill
“Many are stubborn in pursuit of the path they have chosen, few in pursuit of the goal.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
“A goal is not always meant to be reached. It often serves simply as something to aim at.” – Bruce Lee
“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is to try just one more time.” – Thomas Edison
Dealing with Fear of Failure
“Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.” – Henry Ford
“Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck.” – Dalai Lama.
“The greatest artists like Dylan, Picasso and Newton risked failure. And if we want to be great, we’ve got to risk it too.” Steve Jobs
“Choose to be optimistic, it feels better.” Dalai Lama
You Can Come Off of the Ledge
Any time we embark upon something new and unfamiliar it can cause doubts, but as you can see from these quotes, there is a great deal you can accomplish when you have a plan and take action.
Remember to make a adjustments when necessary, be willing to fail and take risks, and most importantly, do not give up.