If you love your notebook as much as I do I’m sure you have written many goal-lists before. Because mapping it all out is beautiful! It feels like you have taken the first step towards your goals already. But let me ask you a question: When you look back on your last three goal-lists are the goals on them different?
If your answer is no you have come to the right place.
Holding yourself back
I don’t know about you, but for me, there are certain areas of my life where it is very easy to stick to my to-do’s and check off my goals. And there are others that always get pushed to the back burner.
For example: When I first started this blog I wrote an introductory post explaining what Wundertastisch is about.
Unfortunately, I was always to busy to actually tackle these goals consistently in my life, which is also why I never blogged about them. Three years have gone by and I’m still not happy with the amount of stuff I own and the constant need to re-organize.
Being busy is no excuse
If we are honest with ourselves, being busy is easy. Busy does not mean productive. Busy does not mean getting the important stuff done. It just means we have to do xyz right now, which is our excuse why we can’t work towards our goals.
Enough of that.
There are two true reasons why you aren’t checking off your goals-list.
- You have no idea where to start.
- You are scared to fail.
But never starting is the only true way you can fail. Thanks to the world wide web we can research each and every topic, meet people from the other end of the world and figure out how to start and what to do next. Also ‘failing’ meaning in this case trying and not being happy with the results is not the end of your story. It’s the beginning. Because the more we learn about what doesn’t work the closer we get to what does.The more we learn about what doesn't work the closer we get to what does. Click To Tweet
Stop making excuses and start today.
You don’t need the perfect workout gear to start exercising.
You don’t need a new notebook to start bullet journaling.
You don’t need the perfect system to start decluttering and get organized.
Neither do I.
Find your why
You also need a great why to get not only the ball rolling but to make sure you stick with it until you reach your goal.
My why for living with less and getting organized:
My husband and I are expecting our very first child at the end of August, which is the main reason why I don’t want to succumb to my excuses anymore. Our apartment needs to include less
stuff,so that we have enough space for the little one. As well as be baby proof. No more storing stuff on the floor!!! I also want to be able to teach my child(ren) how to keep their space clean and focus on the things that matter. And the only way I will ever be able to do that is if I learn it now.
Next you need to commit and set a deadline. I highly recommend focusing on one goal for now to avoid overwhelm. My personal deadline is Jul, 18th 2019. I choose this date, because I’m not allowed to work anymore from this day until the baby comes. Doctors orders. So I think it’s a great deadline.
Additionally, I will document my decluttering and organizing process as good as I can on my blog. I won’t commit to a certain amount of blog posts per week though. Simply, because the baby is eating up a lot of my energy and I want to make sure I don’t overdo it.
Share your goals
Sharing your goals publicly is a great way to hold yourself accountable. So make sure to tell your loved ones about it or even start a little blog as I’m doing. The important thing is to keep your goal front and center in your brain. Forgetting about it will get you nowhere.
Which is why mine is very dominantly written across our whiteboard. So I see it every morning I get up, as well as each time I enter my office/bedroom. Other great spots are the bathroom mirror or fridge door. Choose a space you see daily so you can’t forget. Also, make sure to add the deadline to it so you are feeling the pressure the closer it comes and kick into high gear.
What is your goal? Share it in the comments below so we can exchange resources to help each other move forward.
Or tweet it out loud. You can edit the tweet as soon as you click ‘Click to Tweet’My goal is *insert goal* by *insert date*. I can do this! #goal2019 Click To Tweet
And always remember:
I Am. You Are. We Are. Wundertastisch.
As long as you believe in yourself, everything is possible!