Can you believe that it is already the sixteenth of January. 2018 has already proven itself to be a year that will fly by. This past weekend, I reflected on my dreams and goals that I have for the year. I sought to make definitive plans in order to see these goals to fruition. I realize that if I do not take time to vividly and strategically make a plan of action, then nothing will be accomplished. Someone once told me that it is important to have vision. It is important to visualize your dreams with certainty. In saying all of this, I pondered about good ways to effectively plan out your goals and found a great article on thebalance.com that I thought I would share.
How to Create an Action Plan to Achieve Your Goals
1. Make Sure Your Goals Are SMART.
2. Work Backwards to Set Milestones.
3. Determine What Needs to Happen to Reach Your Goals.
4. Decide What Actions Are Required to Reach Your Goals.
5. Put Your Actions Into a Schedule.
6. Follow Through
Full Article: https://www.thebalance.com/how-to-create-an-action-plan-to-achieve-your-goals-1794129
I think this is a great list and advise reading the whole article. It clarifies how to make SMART goals and provides you with a clear plan of action to ensure your are progressing towards them. I will definitely head to the advice of this article and look forward to seeing my dreams become reality.
One of the most enjoyable things to do with your significant other or friends, in my opinion, is to travel. Experiencing new things and places with your loved ones creates lasting memories and deepens bonds. There are many spiritual destinations and monuments located all throughout the world for lovers and friends alike. Each week, I will introduce a spiritual monuments that would make a perfect romantic getaway or a fun trip with your girl or guy friends.
This week’s featured spiritual monument is the Borobudur Temple.
The Borobudur Temple, also known as The Barabudur Temple, is a Mahayana Buddhist temple located in Magelang Central Java, Indonesia. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site who launched a huge restoration process on the temple that took roughly seven years to complete.
There are no records to indicate the initial time or purpose of Borobudur, but it was likely constructed during the reign of the Sailendra Dynasty. The temple is a shrine to the Lord Buddha, and includes a central dome surrounded by 72 Buddha statues.
Today, the Borobudur Temple is used as a place of worship and meditation for Buddhists in Indonesia. It is a place of Buddhist pilgrimage and the location of Vesak ceremonies during the full moon of May or June. The Borobudur has visitors from all overt the world and is Indonesia’s single most visited tourist attraction. If you’re looking to visit a spiritual monument or destination, then consider checking out the Borobudur Temple.
Poet: Edgar A. Guest
“Believe in yourself! Believe you were made
To do any task without calling for aid.
Believe, without growing too scornfully proud,
That you, as the greatest and least are endowed.
A mind to do thinking, two hands and two eyes
Are all the equipment God gives to the wise.
Believe in yourself! You are divinely designed
And perfectly made for the work of mankind.
This truth you must cling to through danger and pain;
The heights others have reached you can also attain.
Believe to the very last hour, for it is true,
That whatever you will, you’ve been gifted to do.
Believe in yourself and step out unafraid.
By misgivings and doubt be not easily swayed.
You’ve the right to succeed; the precision of skill
Which betokens the great you can earn if you will!
The wisdom of the ages is yours if you’ll read.
But you’ve got to believe in yourself to succeed.”
Happy Humpday Everyone! As some of you may know, it is Soul Music Wednesday! I truly believe soul music provides a spiritual experience for both the listener and vocalist alike. On Wednesdays, I like to share a featured love song and give my feedback on the record. Some of the songs will be old classics and others will be new favorites.
Lately I have began to expand my musical taste and attempt to listen to different artists and genres. I am not too familiar with new-age music, however I have found a few artists that I enjoy listening to. Many offer soothing music with reference to divine beings, entities, mantras, and melodies.
Today’s featured artist, or album rather, is “The Like A River To The Sea”, by Jahnavi Harrison. The album was released on July 24, 2015, with five star reviews from individuals both spiritual and non, applauding her for her beautiful praise of God. A sample of the album is linked below…
Having dreams or discovering your passions in life is truly a gift. It is a discovery that provides you with a fulfillment that is unmatched. So many search for it and once it is realized, life is not the same.
A passion or dream should not be deferred or ignored. Ideally as they say, “if you work in a field you are passionate about, then you’ll never work a day in your life”. The difficulty or frustration rather with this statement is it can be troubling to find a direct avenue, with financial stability, in order to make a career of it once initially discovered. Not to say that it cannot be done, because many do every day, but it may not be instantly attained. In these circumstances, it is important to never give up or let go, but instead persevere. Even if it is in a capacity that is simply a hobby in your spare time or a volunteer effort, it is important to keep your passions or dreams alive.
In this age, anything is truly possible. People are creating their own avenues if they do not see one available in their present circumstance. Passions and dreams provide your life with too much gratification to not invest your time or efforts to see them realized. While it is difficult at times, the effort spent will not be in vain, but rather provide you with immense joy and contentment.
I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. As we progress into the new year, I begin to ponder about my life and journey, both spiritual and non. I begin to question things, sometimes without reason, and wonder if I am making the best or correct decisions. The pressures of society, family, friends, and even strangers can be enduring. Oftentimes seeing the success, surroundings, or circumstances of others makes you question your own efforts. I strive to see that of others as inspiration, as opposed to relating it to my own inadequacy.
When browsing the web today, I found an article on thoughtcatalog.com regarding being on the right track, even if it may not feel like it in the moment. I do not believe that these are sole indications of being on the right track, but I found many on the list to be true and engaging.
19 Signs You’re On The Right Track, Even If It Doesn’t Feel Like You Are
By: Kirsten Corley
- You’ve established a small group of friends
- You’re Learning to let go of the right things in your life
- You’ve stopped chasing people
- You’re reading books that challenge you
- You understand what’s going on in the world and in politics
- You’re spending your money responsibly
- You’re involved in an organization or charity that allows you to give back
- You’ve learned to network
- You want to do better
- You stopped blaming other people for your problems
- Your aren’t getting drunk every weekend
- You’re paying bills on time
- You splurge a little
- You actually like your job
- You call your parents
- You aren’t just dating for sport
- You’ve found your passion
- You’ve forgiven yourself
- You’ve learned to love yourself
Link to the Full Article: http://tcat.tc/2jwal8p