JM’s Journal: How to Stay Strong and Keep Following Your Dreams

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How to Stay Strong and Keep Following Your Dreams

5 Tips on Staying Steadfast in Your Goal Achievement Journey

by J.M. Troppello

Goals change as you age and as you grow through personal development. Some goals you may have had for a long time. Maybe you have some new goals. Wherever you’re at in your goal achievement journey, you need to have a plan in place to help you stay focused when life gets in the way.

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.” – Henry David Thoreau

Consider the following 5 ways that you can stay steadfast in your goal achievement journey and become more successful in your life.

1. Vision

Keep your vision alive. Make a vision board or use a vision board app to keep yourself centered on your focus. Know your WHY so you can keep going even when obstacles come your way.

2. Schedule

Create an action plan that helps you stay on track with accomplishing your goals. Implement that schedule as a daily routine, to enable yourself to stay more consistent with actions to achieve your goals.

3. Priorities

Prioritize your goals—immediate, short-term, and long-term—so that you get the most important things done first. This can ensure that you’re building on a firm foundation as you work toward accomplishing your goals.

4. Confidant

Connect with a friend or family member who you can trust to help you stay consistent in your goal achievement journey. This person can help you remain accountable to your vision, schedule, and priority list. They can motivate you to keep going when obstacles hinder your success. Make sure your confidant understands your WHY so that they can remind you of it when necessary.

5. Motivation

Find ways to inspire yourself to keep going when things get tough. Do something relaxing like yoga. I’m new to yoga. I’ve done it in the past, but only recently as of this last year got more involved in a consistent yoga program. It’s been helping me physically get back in shape. Doing yoga has also helped me practice mindfulness more fully. That’s been so helpful in increasing my goal achievement rate. Find a passion, hobby, or fitness plan that can motivate your mindset when things get tough.

Follow Your Dreams

“Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream preceded the goal.” – Pamela Vaull Starr

  • Vision

  • Schedule

  • Priorities

  • Confidant

  • Motivation

Chose today to embrace your vision for your life with all that you have. Schedule your action plan into your daily routine. Prioritize your to-do list. Confide in your confidant. Find something or someone that can motivate you to stay strong and achieve all your goals.

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About the Author

JM Troppello in Mustard Seed Sentinel

J.M. Troppello is an author, writer, and poet. She is the publisher of the online Christian lifestyle magazine, Mustard Seed Sentinel.

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