Are You Traveling The Jungle of Your Life?
“What lies behind and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” Oliver Wendell Holmes.
Four women stroll along a paved walking path and notice a shaded, winding trail leading into a dark and mysterious jungle. A hand-painted sign at the entrance promises the adventure of a lifetime, untold treasures, and true, lasting happiness to anyone who dares set foot upon this trail and follow it through the entire jungle.
The four women discuss among themselves the wild creatures, frightening situations, and treacherous terrain awaiting any who travel that route. Three of the women, determined to change the course of their lives and fully realize their dreams, decide to enter that jungle, despite grave danger and certain difficulty.
How many women are left standing on the paved path gazing into the darkened jungle with trepidation?
You see, the three brave ones decided to enter. And that’s as far as many people take it.
Everyone has experienced good intentions. It manifests in your desire to go to the gym regularly, eat the right kinds of food, get more sleep, work less, spend more time with the children. But it’s not a real decision until you are ready to commit to some action and follow through. Taking the first baby steps towards change is essential, even if you’re scared to death.
When you take a decision, you are making a commitment to change what isn’t working. You are ready to step up to the challenge and do something different for you that will lead you toward living your best life now.
You must set goals to get where you want to go and you must take action to succeed. Remember, a goal without action is just a wish unfulfilled.
Setting a goal is not the main thing. It is deciding how you will go about achieving it and staying with that plan. —Tom Landry
There are four steps towards creating and fulfilling your plan:
What Do You Want?
Think of three things you want to accomplish in the next several months. It can be personal or professional but it must be truly important to you and within your power to accomplish it.
Start With The End in Mind
Describe in detail what you need to do to succeed. Be specific. Write ‘as if’ you were already there and have achieved your desire.
What is your goal and why you feel you MUST achieve it?
Ask yourself the following:
What pleasure will it give me?
What will I be able to do?
What will I miss if I don’t achieve it?
How will my life be changed by this achievement?
Specific – Make your goals active. Define them to the smallest detail.
Measurable – Chart your progress by making to-do lists and deadlines
Attainable – Be realistic, but at the same time think outside the box.
Relevant - Set goals that are in line with your values, experience and passion
Time Sensitive – Set deadlines for each step of the way.
One year, three years and five years.
Create your goal plan according to these deadlines.
Dreams are just a wish until you start taking action towards making them reality.
What would it mean to you if you:
- Had a stronger more loving relationship?
- Could communicate more powerfully with the people in your life?
- Made more money?
- Built a successful career?
- Could be more productive and satisfied at work?
The Fearless Factor will show you how to turn off the fear, doubt and anxiety and turn on the confidence so you can Live Your Best Life Now.
We will schedule blogs and radio shows to participate in this tour. Jacqueline will do written or live interviews, providing excerpts from the book, writing guest posts that are applicable to the topics in Fearless Factor, we can also supply PDF copies of the book for reviews.
Who Needs to Read The Fearless Factor
- The Fearless Factor addresses issues that any age can understand although many of the people are women in the 40s – 60’s range with a wide variety of interests
- Women concerned with self-improvement but they avoid doing the needed work, but they are looking for answers.
- People who buy self help books and they may have complete libraries of books they have never read, but with the intention that they will.
- People who are in denial or avoiding how much work needs to be done
- Whether these people are making changes, they know something needs to change.
- People in the workforce, or are self-employed either successfully or not.
- Many of these people are not financially sound.
- They are married and single, but are in a kind of relationship that may or may not be working
- Women in their 50’s having major changes involving their job, family, relationship, meaning in life.
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