1. Create your mission statement
This is one that I’m working on right now. One of the homework assignments my coach gave me. To laser beam my intentions, my big life goals into no more than three sentences. To get clear on what it is I am going for, who I want to be and what values I uphold. This is probably the most difficult step on here, but also the most rewarding. Why? Because when we get clear on who we are, what we are going for and values we uphold, it becomes easier to pave the path ahead, say no to things that don’t serve that mission statement and set boundaries more easily. Need an example? Here is Oprah Winfrey’s mission statement “To be a teacher. And to be known for inspiring my students to be more than they thought they could be.” (source: Fast Company)
2. Write down specific goals
So you know what your overall, big dream, goal is via your missions statement. Now let’s break it down. What can you do TODAY to get a step closer to the big dream? Don’t get startled by this one, let’s say you want to start a business. Start by doing some research on the basic things you need to do to begin. Create weekly goals as you start walking in your goal-oriented direction, then monthly goals, maybe goals to hit in 3 months, 6 months or one to five years. Make sure these goals are “Smart goals” (google it) in order to make sure they hold you accountable by being timely, realistic and extremely specific.
3. Become aware of your thoughts and habits
If you have anxiety, you have the mental habit of wanting to control the future or worrying about the past