Goal Week - Megan Flynn: Somewhere Over that Rainbow

Happy Wednesday!
Now that we have our notebooks ready & we know what a goal is & how to write them
it's time to be inspired to reach them.

Here is Megan from Freckled Italian telling us to be positive & stay strong!

When Moe asked me to do a guest post for Goal Week, I first thought, well what do I know about goals? So then I really started thinking, and I decided that I actually do know something about goals. First of all, I used to be an athlete. Second, I am almost a year out of college, halfway through a Master's program and working at a job that is not in my field of study. I have nothing but goals.

I really think that if you can believe something, then you can make it happen. As a competitive swimmer and runner in high school, I used to spend time just daydreaming about winning races and getting a specific time in each of my events. But you learn very quickly that positive thinking will only get you so far on a cross-country course. I think that my experience with sports really paved the way for the manner in which I make and achieve goals for everything else.

This is what I know:

1. Think positively.
You have to believe deeply that you can accomplish whatever it is that you set out to do. You deserve success, and you can be successful! Don't get caught up in tiny details or doubt. You can do anything you set your mind to!

2. Start making moves.
Dreams and ambiguous thoughts aren't going to get you very far on their own. To make your goal a reality you need to start taking steps that will put you on your way. Team up with a friend, start eating healthily, write the first page of that novel. You won't get anywhere if you don't start somewhere.

3. Don't get discouraged.
Go back to #1. Daydream a bit and remind yourself that you're capable of accomplishing your goal.

4. Track your progress.
Make lists. Keep track of how far you've come and how much further you have to go.

5. Celebrate your successes along the way.
I try to have a giveaway or a special post on my blog every time I reach a readership goal. Take yourself out to dinner. Eat some chocolate. Watch that movie you've been putting off. Do a couple twirls around your bedroom. Be happy when you make progress! You're on your way.

6. Keep at it.
Self explanatory. Don't give up.

I think that if you can keep a positive attitude and stay motivated, you can reach all your goals, whether they are health, career, relationship or whatever-related. Work hard and never stop believing. You've got this!

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.
--Henry Ford

What a great post! I do have one question.  How did she know the Wizard of Oz is my 
FAVORITE movie?!?!?!
This is a great post leading into keeping on track.

See you all tomorrow!
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