ALIGN YOURSELF WITH OTHERS!
Achieving our goal(s) is accomplished 90% with our mind and 10% with our plan. We will discuss planning, in more depth, in future posts, but will touch on it briefly today.
Alignment is both a part of our mind and our plan and should begin now.
What do I mean by alignment? Alignment: an arrangement of groups or forces in relation to one another (Merriam-Webster).
You want to collaborate with others who will help bring your goal to fruition.
Family/Friend – your Inner Circle Alignment – choose someone who will unconditionally support you in achieving your goal. Someone you can turn to for encouragement, who believes in you completely. This way if you become discouraged or doubtful of yourself, your inner circle person can help boost you back up, get you back on track with your goal. They can also be your sounding board for different ideas you may have. If you cannot find such a person remember, you always have God, both inside and outside of you!
Outer Circle Alignment – this will be the person or media who will serve you in accomplishing your goal. For example, if your goal is to become an author, align yourself with a publisher or publishing company or contact your local newspaper to see if they will print your article/story. The internet is also a place to have your writings published, for example, is your local newspaper online, most are today, contact them and find out what is necessary to be published on their site, ask what kind of articles/stories/poems they are interested in publishing. These are just a few brief examples and ideas to help launch you in the right direction.
If your goal is to exercise perhaps you want to join a local club, find online courses, buy workout DVDs, local hospitals, senior centers and YMCA’s offer various exercise classes. If your goal is to learn how to play the piano, find a music store that offers lessons, maybe you know someone who teaches how to play, or perhaps the local schools or colleges are offering classes.
Today’s “assignment” is to list in your journal who you choose to be your inner circle alliance person, inform them of it and explain to them what it means to you. Also decide what persons, groups, organizations or other media avenues will be your outer circle alliances. Don’t limit yourself in your list of outer circle alliances, the more choices you have the better.
Once you list your outer circle alliances, start your research to find them and perhaps even reach out to them.
Until next time…journey on!
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