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Have you set goals! … Are they big ones?!!!! :)

I trust they are! I know for me I have set some HUGE goals! I love it! Nothing is better than jumping out of bed in the morning because you KNOW what you have to do that day to get you one step closer to your dream life.

I’m sure you may be familiar with SMART goals. This is that goals should be:

  • Specific
  • Measurable
  • Achievable
  • Realistic
  • Time framed

You can set life goals, 10 year goals, 1 year goals, 90 day goals, monthly goals, weekly goals and daily goals.

You can also have vision boards, 100 year birthday speeches, best year ever, dream day and “who I would like to meet” and “where would I like to go” lists.

Believe me I know all about goals! I’m a bit obsessed with goal setting :)! But there is one thing I believe is the most important thing when it comes to setting goals.

The word is PASSION people! Are you passionate about what you do?!?!? For those of you that don’t know, I run a horse stud as well, and we are so far a team of three. Me, fabulous Kate the computer queen and Loes the lovely rider of all the young ones. I have a rule here that says if you are not inspired every day at work and exciting to be around – don’t turn up for work, I’m not interested! On the window is the term sparkly eyes – and that means passion! Every day is a joy because we are working towards the goals that we are passionate about. For all of us it’s becoming the best we can be, pushing past our boundaries of old thinking, and challenging ourselves to be faster, better and more amazing that we were yesterday.

How do you know if what you want is what you really want and are passionate about?

  1. I always say – would you do the action steps anyway, even if you weren’t getting paid for it? In my case, working with horses and amazing clients gives me such joy and inspiration, the money is the icing on the cake, but not the reason I do it.
  2. If you are not passionate about it, can you switch it so you can? For instance I have a goal this year that is about my health – abundant energy and vibrant good health. That means I need to exercise daily, drink at least 2L water, and eat unprocessed food most of the time. ….. hmmm, sorry not passionate about that! But I am passionate about looking good! I am passionate about living long and healthy, and having a strong, powerful body that can ride and run. I am passionate about feeling good, which is how I feel when I am loaded on fruit and vegies. So when I think of the run in the morning, I am not filled with passion, but when I think of how good I will feel after, and how good I will look, I am!
  3. A perfect quote is “Your life is like a river. If you’re aiming for a goal that isn’t your destiny, you will always be swimming against the current…” Imagine Ghandi saying he wanted to be a stock broker, or Ian Thorpe wanted to be a dentist, or Mother Teresa wanting to be a footballer’s wife? It just wasn’t in them. They knew their life path, and they knew they were on the right path I’m sure, because of the passion and the excitement they felt every day working towards it. So what is your destiny? Are you on your way fullfilling it?

To success in finding your passion,

Natasha Althoff Signature