Things that make you go hmmm…

Breakdown your goals into action steps

“Dreams do not come true just because you dream them. It’s hard work that makes things happen. It’s hard work that creates change.”

– Shonda Rhimes

Ok so, by now you’ve identified some goals. First quarter will soon be coming to a close and second quarter will be waving hello, which means we should have a routine by now, and if you don’t thats perfectly ok. What is it that we foresee exactly and do we have an ACTION plan for it?

When I was in High School I knew that I wanted better for myself so I worked hard, improved my grades and built relationships with my teachers and mentors. As hard as I worked, I ended up hitting a road block. I was denied admissions into Washington State University. I appealed and fought hard in my appeal letter and I got in! While in college I knew there was no other decision but to graduate…..1 year old baby boy in all. I had a “career” I needed to go after, but never set actionable goals on how to get there.

As I strengthen iD.A.Y.dream, I’m realizing how effective setting goals are, mainly because it helps me achieve so much more out of my day/week/month with all that I have to do. I created an “Action Planning Worksheet” that holds me accountable in many different areas from:

  • Areas for meditation
  • Who I need to Email/Call/Text
  • My “Don’t forget to” list
  • My “Don’t lose sight of” areas

I give myself a grade based off of planned vs. achievable for the day/week. Depending on how I measured up, I reevaluate the expectations I set forth for myself. Through this I’m able to be (SMART) Specific about what the action is, Measure if I was successful or not, Accomplish what I can or can’t commit too and if their within a Realistic and Timely manner.

Let’s set those goals…you got this!

B. Day

4 replies
  1. Laura
    Laura says:

    This really spoke to me! Especially because of where I’am in my life right now. Grading myself is something I never would of thought of doing but I think it would definitely help me! Thank You!


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