This week I would like to do a blog series on goals, how to get there, and how to deal with it when things don’t go as planned. Too often we envision something but don’t take the necessary steps to achieve it. Psychologist, Fitzhugh Dodson said, “Goals that are not written down are just wishes.” This week I would like to take us from wishes to goals & successes.

The first thing we need to do is to write down the end goal. What is it that you are wanting to accomplish or achieve? Aim high! You know the quote, “If you aim for the moon and miss, you’ll land among the stars.” Think big!

Go ahead… Write it down. Do it.

Have you written it down yet? I’m waiting…

Okay! Now that that is done, let’s move onto part two.

Underneath your written goal, I would like for you to write your why. Why are you wanting to reach this goal? What is your motivation?

It is important that you write down your why, so do it. Write it down.

Now. Now that you have written down your end goal and your why, hang that piece of paper somewhere you can see it often. Even write it down on several notecards so you can hang one at work, one on a bathroom mirror at home, one on your refrigerator, by your desk, your bed… You get the idea. Put it somewhere where you can see it and be reminded of what your goal is and why you are doing it. Think on your end goal and allow yourself to dream it. Live it in your mind. The more you remind yourself of why you’re doing it, the more motivation you will have to take action to achieve it.

Checkย  back tomorrow to see my goal and my why, as well as the next step in our series.

Part 1: Keep Your Eyes On the Goal
Part 2: Creating a Dreamboardย 
Part 3: Your Plan of Action
Part 4: Find Your Motivators
Part 5: Dealing with Setbacks

Casey ๐Ÿ™‚

Live Your Dream: Keep Your Eyes On the Goal
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Luke Roland
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Thanks for your post! I have started writing down my dreams and goals on notecards. I try to take them out everyday and remind myself of where I am going. Like you said it is a great motivator to keep momentum going in the right direction!

CsqDesigns
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It definitely does help to keep your goal in front of you. I hope you are able to reach your goal soon enough.

Jason&Jamie Koenig
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Thank You for this post. I keep my goals on sticky notes attached to my monitor, since i'm sitting next to it almost 24/7. Great way to keep me going.

Denise Clason
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Great advice on goal making. I saw this and was thrilled, I have a big idea and now I can get off-the-fence.

wow101
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I love your advice on this post. I write down my goals and check them on a regular basis. Looking forward to your next update. Thank you.

Laura Bray
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Great advice. I'm looking forward to reading the rest of the series.

Rita Barakat
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Love this- I have recently been struggling on which way I want to go, so many opportunities not enough me to go around! LOL! P.S.I love your profile pic- you are so cute! Have a great day!

Rebecca E. Parsons/Cre8Tiva
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Love the reminder about goals Casey!!! It really does work!!!

CsqDesigns
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That would be a good place for them then! ๐Ÿ™‚

CsqDesigns
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Get off that fence! Especially if it's barbed wire! lol ๐Ÿ˜‰

CsqDesigns
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Thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚

CsqDesigns
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Thank you! If I can get my daughter off my arm, I'll be writing the next one shortly. lol

CsqDesigns
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Thank you! And I know the feeling!! I currently have 4 “jobs” at the moment… as a single mom. I have far too many things I want to do and not enough me to do it.

CsqDesigns
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Thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚

Kristin Tweedale
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Love this. Such great advice ๐Ÿ™‚

Tatiana Allen
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Great idea for a series Casey! I like how you said “Have you written it down yet…I'm waiting ” ๐Ÿ™‚

CsqDesigns
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Thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚

CsqDesigns
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hahaha Thank you! …Did you write it down? ๐Ÿ˜‰

Theresa Cifali
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Love the concept of this series, Casey. Having goals is so important. Can't wait for the next post.

CsqDesigns
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Thank you! This has been a good series for me too. I just started my Mary Kay business, in addition to my craft business, and I needed a reminder of goals and what I'm wanting to achieve.

Ailsa Cordner
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This is just the kick I need!! My goal is written down, now I need the rest of the series to work through the next steps ๐Ÿ˜‰

CsqDesigns
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I'm so glad, Ailsa! I have parts 1-4 up. I'll be working on getting part 5 up today, which will be the final post on this series. Just keep at it! ๐Ÿ™‚

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