I was just telling my son the other day that I don’t have the same will power that I used to have and I’m not really sure why? Lazy maybe? Last month I decided that I wanted to lose 20 pounds for my birthday in November, (I’ll be 70) and I set my intention to be mindful of what I feed my body. But, I haven’t really stuck to my intention, if anything it’s been the opposite and this last week I have totally fallen off that wagon. Aghh! (not a good thing)
I realized that if I don’t keep my goal in front of my mind all the time I easily deviate from it. So with the full moon in Capricorn and the sun in Cancer right now, this is a great time to begin again and to keep myself responsible and accountable for reaching my goal.
Studying Tarot I found out that according to the Rider-Waite-Smith Tarot that my personality card is Strength, I’m keeping this Tarot card as a reminder to keep myself strong, to empower me and know that – I can do it. I am not giving into my laziness I am stronger than it.
Here is my course of action:
I have placed sticky notes on my bathroom mirror so I can be reminded first thing in the morning and on my fridge as reminders.
When I’m in the supermarket I’m not even going down the potato chip aisle, I’m boy cutting that, nothing there I need, not even looking.
I’m keeping a shopping list to keep me on track and not deviating from it.
When the urge to ‘nosh’ overtakes me, I’m reminding myself that I am a food addict, and that the desire is only a momentary thought in my mind and I’m stronger than that. I can turn it around and get passed it.
Giving gratitude at the end of the day for my accomplishment for that day, will strengthen my resolve to meet my goal.
My affirmation –
I am strength!
This will keep me tuned into and responsible for my own nurturing, health and reaching my goal, and I hope that I can report to you guys in November that YEEEAAAAHHHH!!! I’ve done it.
What do you do to stay on track to reach your goals? Lets share and encourage each other.
The card above is from the Wild Unknown Tarot deck.
Copyright Masha G. Ellman 2016
6 thoughts on “How to Reach Your Goal”
Good Luck with your goal Masha but do try to go easy on yourself. Life is not all celery sticks and water 🙂 But I will tell you what my daughter, who is a holistic nutritionist says, “It’s not you need to loose weight to be healthy, it’s you need to be healthy to loose weight!”
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LOL Diana, I love the celery comment, I think I’m passed the celery and water days but I want to lose weight mostly for my health and your daughter is right “It’s not you need to loose weight to be healthy, it’s you need to be healthy to loose weight!” Thank you for sharing your thoughts. ❤
Blessings on your journey! I am a Virgo so it comes with the territory to reach goals. But it is still hard. I make lists!
Deb, great idea, make a list. Bless you. ❤
Go for it Masha! Cheering you on, you can do it! As a fellow potato chip lover I shall show solidarity and avoid them too! I need to get fitter so I pledge to walk and dance more!
LOL Dal, and I’m cheering you on, we can do it. Thank you for your support. ❤