Wild Goals


A Wild Goal is something that moves you closer to where you want to be. It doesn’t have to be huge to be wild, but it does have to be compelling enough for you to stick with it. Here are a few tips on getting started with your own wild goals.

Take time to Figure out what You Want

  • Sit down and think about what you want in a particular area of your life. It may be work, home life, relationships or writing a book. It’s different and special for each person.

Write it down in Strong Committed Language

  • Once you’ve figured out what you want, write it down as clearly and powerfully as possible. For example, one of my Wild Goals is to write an article featuring a different business each day for 60 days. So here’s my Wild Goal statement: Each day, for sixty days I will write a an article for my Bellaonline.site. I’ll write from 6:00am-7:00am and post it by 7:30am. That’s it. That’s one of my main Wild Goals for this Wild Goal season.

Dedicate Time to Do it

  • As in the example above, once you write down your Wild Goal, set aside a time to do it and put it on the schedule. If you’re goal is to spend 15 minutes cleaning the house, schedule a time to do just that. Plan to clean from 7:15am-7:30am each morning or night. Then check it off of your list.

Prepare

  • Once you know what the goal is, you’ve written it down; you’ve scheduled it now it’s time to gather the resources that you need to accomplish it. For cleaning your house you will need to make sure that you have the proper supplies: cleansers, dust cloths or duster, trash can liners, detergent for laundry, window cleaner, broom, and mop. Whatever you need, just get prepared in advance so that your 15 minutes are actually spent doing the work and not gathering your supplies.

Protect

  • It almost never fails that once you set a Wild Goal and put it on the calendar, something else comes up. A friend needs a favor, or the kids want to go visit your sister or you get invited to a spontaneous girl’s day out lunch. It’s in those moments that you have to protect your Wild Goal. You don’t have to be a sergeant about it but you do have to be strong and practice the art of saying “no or “I can be there but I have to do something else first”. Do whatever it takes to protect your goal time. This is the reason I schedule my writing time for early in the morning. It’s quiet and unless there’s an emergency, nothing disturbs me.

Practice

  • It make take a little bit of time to become productive during your goal time and you may not work as fast or efficiently as you’d like. That’s ok; understand that you are creating a new habit and that a Wild Goal is something that moves you closer to where you want to be. However, that means you are also moving away from where you’ve been. That’s hard work. So, if you do all of the above and at the end of your time feel that you haven’t gotten much done, don’t worry just try again the next day.

Kick Perfection Out of the Door

  • I mean it. Go to the front door and kick perfect out, tell it to go and never come back. You will never accomplish your Wild Goals, if you’re haunted by perfectionist demons. They will mess with you every step of the way, so right off the bat, just kick them out. Embrace your mistakes, laugh at them even, and think about how other successful people made so many mistakes before hitting on the “real” thing. Don’t be hard on yourself this is supposed to be fun and it will be if you give perfection a swift kick right from the start.

Advance

  • When you find yourself getting in the “zone” advance a little. Extend your 15 minutes to 25 minutes of cleaning or whatever. Take a little more ground toward your goal when you feel the time is right. This is when the exuberance will really kick in, as you experience your success and growth.

Celebrate

  • Wild are meant to be fun. When you get something done that moves you forward, celebrate no matter how small you can do a happy dance, or a victory lab or a fabulous journal entry. Find ways to celebrate. I do this funny thing. Here’s my celebration system. I have two jars; one is filled with clear glass beads, when I accomplish a goal I put a bead in the other jar. I like to see them add up and by the end of the week I’ve earned a certain number of beads. Each week or sometimes each day I earn several beads. I like to see how many I earn and I’m always trying to increase the number. I know sounds well…simple, and it is that’s why I like it. I like simple and I like to see things add up. So that’s what I do. You figure out what your system looks like and then celebrate your wins and embrace your misses and try again.

Gratitude Attitude

  • Ah, I can’t stress this enough. Be thankful for everything each and every day. Kick complaining right out the door with perfection. Whatever happens on the journey to your wild goals have an attitude of gratitude. This will keep you save from discouragement and from being influences by the negativity of others.

This is your time to see your Wild Goals come true. You’re worth it and your exuberant most passionate life is waiting, so go ahead…get wild and show up!

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Two of my goals. Write an article each day featuring a business owner, second goal take a class 31 days to better blogging! Who Who! Here we go. Faster, stronger, smarter…well maybe. Thrive.

I’ve officially set the Wild Goals start date as the 1st of April! Really,Wild Goals Open the Door to New Adventures. no kidding, that’s a perfect day to start what will be a life changing adventure. One of my first goals is to write each day. That’s going to be a big one because as things come up, I olften find that I’m a little distracted from the writing process however, I love the mornings and find it’s a perfect time to let the ideas flow. So for me writing each day means that I write a feature for the  Business Owners site at Bellaonline.com or a post here in the blog.

The whole reason for wild goals is to move you closer to a place where you want to be, to a life you want to live an expression that you want to be in the world.

So here goes! Wild Goals mean Wild Victories!

Let the Wild Goals Begin!

Let the Wild Goals Begin!

Let the Wild 60 Goals start. I’m starting with a little baby bear goal and taking the time to get my artwork catogrized. Actually, it’s something I’ve wanted to do for a long time, but this has and continues to be a really busy season. Putting that aside, having my artwork recorded is going to make life  smoother going forward so my wild baby bear goal is to get it done within the next 24 hours. I have sixty days of goals to accomplish and I’m determined to do. I know that on the other side there’s going to be more time to do the things that I love to do. Like…take a kick boxing class. Another wild goal, but this one first!

Wild Goals

I recently had the pleasure of doing a quick interview with Michelle Tunno Buelow of Bella Tunno. After telling me a bit about her company, she said a few things that helped her in starting her business. One stood out…set crazy goals. Hmm…crazy goals huh?

That statement stayed with me as I’ve been working on and thinking about Thrive in Balance and what’s going on here. Last night, I realized that it was time for me to move life forward and set some crazy goals myself. I’m usually the one (and happily so) encouraging others to set crazy goals while I’m content to be the cheerleader and watch from the sidelines, because a part of my real joy is seeing others take wings and fly. Last night, I got a little nudge that it was time for me to begin to set some crazy goals. Only I’m calling my goals. Wild. My Wild Goals. A wild goal is anything that will move you forward and open the way to living a more vibrant life. It can be something as simple as clearing out a drawer to taking singing lessons. A wild goal is moving past something that has blocked your way, held you back or an unfulfilled dream.

60Days                                                                             

I’m going on a 60 day Wild Goal Adventure “The Wild 60”. First I’m starting with a couple of practice days this week. Then the real thing will start. The Wild Goals Adventure. The good thing is that with all of the great interviews and guests that we have at Thrive in Balance, I’ll have lots of great tips and resources to see those goals accomplished. So, here we go. First comes a sort of Beta Test and then the real thing.

The world is filled with adventure and it’s bigger than we know. Outside of our door is a big gigantic world. Can you see it? Do you know that it’s out there waiting for you to show up in all of your brilliance? It’s true. Your gifts, your ideas, you talents are all just outside of the door, some of them are even inside, right where you live.

See you in the Wild 60!