Goal Setting: Tips for Pursuing Your Dreams
What does it take to identify and pursue the thing that brings you passion, joy, inspiration and motivation!
In my book Summit! chapter one explores this very topic. It is my belief that we all have a big dream or more then one. Sometimes we have the courage to move forward with the steps required to accomplish it, often it is buried with all the other things we deal with on a day to day, week, month or even yearly basis and we loose the vision. Sometimes we can’t identify what it is or used to be.
How do we get in touch with what brings us this sense of purpose and inspiration?
- If you find yourself stuck one idea is to make a list of what you were doing on your very best day. What was memorable, what did it look like, feel like.
- Second, what did you absolutely love doing as a kid and chances are if you loved doing it you were also good at it. Lastly, I encourage people to look at their strengths and specifically the ones that they derive joy in doing.
For example, if accounting is a strength for you but you dislike it that would not be one your list of things to pursue. When it comes to fitness/health and wellness goals I tell people to pick something to work towards that you have always wanted to accomplish. It needs to feel big, challenging and maybe even like a bit of a stretch. This is the start of creating the momentum that will assist you in a plan that can take you to your “Big Goal!”
I love being able to help people climb mountains, ride bike century’s, run marathons or complete a tri-athalon. I also love helping people walk a 10 k, go from no cardio fitness to 5 days a week of something they love and the benefits that come from that. So, I encourage you to explore your dreams in whatever area of your life you feel needs some attention and if you don’t know what those dreams are begin the process of discovering what it is that will get you out of bed in the morning, looking forward to your next step!! As a health coach taking people one step closer to where they want to be is my goal. In support of you!!
For more information on Laurie’s health-fitness coaching services go to www.health-fitness-coaching.com
Laurie Bagley MS in Outdoor Adventure Leadership is a mother, ACE certified health coach, entrepreneurial business owner VeraHeart coach and teacher. Her businesses,Health Pure Living and Strong Bodies Strong Individuals, focus on assisting people reach their health/wellness/fitness and financial goals. She is also the 6th woman to summit Mt. Everest from the North Col route and has written a book called SUMMIT .