Two of the most valuable tools you can give yourself as you hone in on your goals and how to reach them are clarity and recalibration. These tools are the foundation of a successful life. One that has momentum, structure, and purpose. They also happen to go hand in hand.
What do recalibrating and clarity have to do with your goals? Everything.
Think of it this way. Say you have a goal weight in mind that you’d like to reach. To properly track your progress, you need to have an accurate scale. You can do this by recalibrating it. This helps you gain clarity on where you’re out in your journey, and what you can do to move forward closer to your goal.
Although in this scenario we’re recalibrating the scale, the goal is to actually recalibrate yourself. It means to come back to center or to a balanced place, one where you can see clearly from, and take practical steps towards what you want to achieve or do in your life.
Calibration and Vision
Do you have a clear vision for your future? One that encompasses your business, personal life, and a larger vision for the world? The way you bring this vision to life is by having clear goals.
When you’re not calibrated, it can be hard to see straight. This makes it nearly impossible to get clear on what your goals are, let alone how to reach them. When you have clarity and feel balanced, you’re able to be more decisive. This is a key trait of an effective leader. Someone who can make decisions from a clear-headed space.
Having total awareness of what you want, and don’t want, helps you gain clarity on what habits you need to begin, avoid, or continue in order to reach your goals. If your vision is feeling fuzzy, then you probably need to recalibrate.
Recalibrating helps you come back to center. It brings you back to a place where you can see clearly. Where you have clarity on who you are, where you are, and where you’re going. But how do you do that?
How to Recalibrate and Gain Clarity
We all lose focus from time to time or feel off-balance. That’s ok, it’s part of being human. What matters is that you have go-to tools to help you recalibrate when you’re feeling off.
Here is how to recalibrate:
- Cut out the fluff: What distractions are currently keeping you from feeling grounded and taking action? Are you spending too much time on social media? Too many nights binging Netflix instead of connecting with people or yourself? Could you clean up your diet a little to help you feel better mentally? These are all things that we underestimate when it comes to feeling balanced. Cutting out this fluff, or even cutting back just a little bit, can help you see that much clearer.
- Practice grounding activities: After you cut out the fluff, you’ll have more time and energy to add some things into your life that will help you recalibrate. What sort of grounding activities and tools can you integrate into your life – or do more of? These are different for everyone, some great ones to try out are getting more physical activity (especially outside), practicing meditation, journaling, and connecting with people that make you feel good.
- Reflect: After you’ve cut out the fluff and added in the good stuff, you’re hopefully feeling recalibrated. Now it’s time to gain clarity by reflecting on your goals. What are your target goals for the rest of the year, and even further? Both personal and professional.
- Get specific: When reflecting, get specific about these goals. For example, instead of saying you want to save money, state specifically how much you want to save. Or instead of saying “make more friends”, state what steps you can take to meet people, like joining a club or sport.
- Take tiny actions daily: Goals are easier to reach when you break them down into bite-sized pieces. You can do this by clarifying what tiny actions daily (TAD) you can take to help get you closer to your goals, day by day.
The Importance of Accountability
You don’t exist on an island. It’s essential to have people around you to help you stay motivated, gain clarity, and recalibrate when necessary.
Do you have people to turn to who help you stay on track? Who you can collaborate with about setting goals, and share practical tips on how to reach them? You do now!
You can join my accountability group on Facebook to come together with like-minded people that are there to connect, support, and when necessary – push each other. I can’t wait to see you there.