Goals and Dreams – Don’t Be Afraid to Show Your Warts

by michelecorey on March 17, 2011 · 0 comments

in Dreams and Goals,Goal Setting Tools,Goal Setting Worksheets

Goals and Dreams - don't be afraid of your warts
When it comes to Goals and Dreams don’t be afraid of your warts.

When it comes to your goals and dreams don’t be afraid to show your warts because that’s when the real you clearly comes through.

Many people think of warts as a bad thing, but when it comes to smart goal setting the warts are an analogy for your unique wants and needs  that you are afraid to stand on the mountain top, yell from your lungs and fully claim. Is this a problem? Yes, because if you don’t fully express and claim what you want more and more of everyday, you won’t get it. Egads!

How can you tell when you’re are afraid of expressing and claiming your dreams and goals?

This is also known as “warts look scary list.”

  • you find yourself more concerned about what others are thinking about your individual dreams and goals; do they “fit” what others deem good and you create or re-arrange your dream and goals based upon this information
  • you have an opportunity to share your big dream with a group of people, but when it comes time you go mute, because you’re hearing a voice tell you that “it’s not enough” or some other version of these words
  • you create an amazing story for what you really want deep down inside, but when it comes to telling others you find you keep “editing” your story and notice that you really THAT interested in the new version
  • you build up your courage muscle to share a piece of your dream with a good friend. Instead of them nodding and encouraging you they have turned into a “nay sayer” and are telling you it’s too big, too different, you’ll never be able to do it in this life time. So you stuff deep down inside what you really want and feel your inner passion drying up

These are some common “reasons” I hear that make “warts”  look scary.

YOU + YOUR UNIQUE EXPRESSION = WARTS (what makes you different and amazingly wonderful)

How can you get clear on what you really want and build up your courage muscle?

Step 1:  Foundational Clarity

You’ll want to start with gaining foundational clarity.  What do you really value?  How do you get more of this in your life every day?

Step 2:  Tell Your Big Picture Story and Dream

Tell your story like you really mean it.  What does it look like?  How do you feel? What are some of the bigger goals you’d want to have happen to start making this story true?

Step 3:  What makes you unstoppable?

A story is a story and a dream is a dream until you write down your strategy and first steps to help you gain momentum

Step 4:  Daily Inspired Action

Did you hear that daily!

Step 5:  Rinse and Repeat

It’s as easy as washing your hair.  This isn’t just a one hit wonder, it’s about leveraging you and your amazing uniqueness – your warts that once seemed scary, but at this step you’re beginning to really like that they are different and they’re all about you.

What’s next?  Recharge Your Spark has some great goal setting tools and goal setting tips that can help you gain more awareness and build your courage muscle so that you can have every thing you really want.  What’s stopping you? Simply say yes to yourself and get the goal setting worksheets today.

Don’t be afraid, when it comes to goals and dreams, warts can be a beautiful thing!

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