Goal Setting

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Day two of my 30 Day challenge is almost over.  It’s going pretty well.  I have been working like crazy, but I have been able to stick to my clean eating plan – thanks to proper preparation and bringing my meals and snacks along with me. I have also kept up with my exercise goals.  My body has been a bit sore and tired, and overall I have been a little low on energy, particularly toward the end of the day.

I am a big fan of Jack Canfield.  He’s the co-author of the “Chicken Soup for the Soul” book series.  He’s written several books since, including, “The Success Principles.”  He is a big believer in the Law of Attraction.  The basic idea is that whatever you focus on, you attract more of.  If you are always stressing about not having money and bills you cannot pay, you will attract more of that.  If you focus on abundance and prosperity, you will attract more of those things.

Jack goes a bit deeper in his teachings.  He has a whole set of behaviors and practices he recommends which include setting goals and visualizing the outcome you want.  He recommends setting goals in seven areas of your life.

  1. Finances
  2. Career
  3. Health and Fitness
  4. Relationships
  5. Personal (things you want to do just for you)
  6. Recreation
  7. Legacy (what you want to leave for the world, your contributions)

Jack recommends having three goals in each of these areas, reviewing the goals twice daily while visualizing the desired outcome. I know it seems like a lot.  It does take time, but it’s important to have a clear vision of what you want to accomplish.

I have been using this technique for my business and career goals for several weeks now.  It has made a huge difference.  I’ve noticed opportunities popping up from places I never expected them to.  I have five solid, consistent clients who I cook for weekly. I’ve scored an amazing professional kitchen to cook in. It’s in a beautiful spot where they want me to do catering and offer clean eating workshops. My clean eating programs have been taking off with happy, successful clients. It’s seems as though every day a new opportunity pops up.

Health and fitness was the easy one for me. I love eating clean, and I LOVE working out, running, doing yoga, and other physical activities. I consistently do these activities, and I am in very good shape.  I have, however, surrendered to too many treats.  One main reason I am doing this 30 day challenge and posting it here is to keep myself accountable.  I want to embrace and succeed in ALL areas, and achieve ALL of my goals.

I am not going to list all of my 21 goals, but here are a few.

  1. Finances: Totally debt free with all of my taxes and bills paid with ease.
  2. Career: To write a book which will inspire people to eat and live well through clean and healthy, delicious foods.
  3. Health and Fitness: To get back to my clothes fitting well, maintaining my eating and exercise regimen, and feeling great.
  4. Relationships: To really be available for my kids, husband, family, and friends.  To listen to them without judgement, and to offer pure, unconditional love.
  5. Personal: I want a big garden and to grow herbs and vegetables. I want to pickle, make salsas and flavored vinegars, and can them.
  6. Recreation: I want to attain and start riding a mountain bike.
  7. Legacy: I want to help public schools serve nutritious, scratch-made food.

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