“Sina, how do I set goals and achieve them? Especially for a yearly plan, how can I organise my ambitions?”
Setting goals? Wondering how to organise the new year?In today’s Shared Diversity episode I’m sharing a simple 3 step process that helps me set goals for the new year (or any new phase of your life!), plus a great tool that we use in our team to make sure that we meet our visions and keep creating!
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1) Which signs have you seen on yourself? 2) Which signs do you still need to develop?
There is a very big difference between goals and visions. You can set visions in the long term, but to be able to achieve success, you have to define your goals in a measurable & timely way.
2. Step: Planning & Organising:
How can you organise your goals effectively so you can avoid failing with your to-do lists and truly achieving success? Grab the guide on consuming vs creating. What content should you consume and how can you create more, continuously? Download the pdf here: https://sharediversity.com/create-vs-…
3. Step: Leadership
You have to lead yourself to success. But more importantly, you have to lead others. Find out your strengths and capabilities by writing down what you are happy to do and what people praise you to do regularly. This way, you will gather the right people around you who will contribute to your growth.
Thinking you aren’t worth the opportunities you are offered? Feeling you’re self-sabotaging yourself? That the things you’d think you wanted are actually not really important anymore because someone said it doesn’t matter and it’s actually bad to want it. You have a passion and imagination for a long time, but people tell you it’s impossible? You’re feeling super close to a breakthrough but suddenly you just stop and give up on your plans?
This episode will make you understand the limiting beliefs you have about topics like money, success, relationships or fame and how you can overcome them.So take a journal and make some notes.
Because today is not the day you let your limiting beliefs win over your life.!
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1) What are your limiting beliefs? 2) How can you bridge the gap between those false believes and reality to overcome them right now?
How to overcome your limiting beliefs
Today I want to start with WHY. Why are we speaking about this?
Because we all can remember the last time we spoke with someone about why we cannot do something, why its tough to achieve this thing, what is holding us back from reaching that thing.
We know. We know we are sabotaging ourselves.
Our generation is a generation of resistance, of people who are aware of what forces are facing them and what barriers are keeping them from their equal opportunities.
We know, the world is not fair. But is that really relevant?
Or do these things just feed into our already existing limiting beliefs we inherited from our families, communities, the media, random people we met in our studies or work?
Don’t believe people.
We will repeat this like a mantra.
and the last person you should believe is your own limiting beliefs.
Yourself that has been brainwashed into thinking that “fame is bad” (because those who had it misused it), that “money is only producing problems” (because your family never had much), that “politics is bad” (because those in power oppressed), that your “faith is flawed” (because people in your faith community sinned publicly), that “marriage is a burden” (because you’ve seen the women in your family suffer from abuse), that “men are trash” (because Twitter tells you so).
Don’t believe your present status
The Prophet (SAW) never believed those who said he was delusionary, he never believed those who attacked him mentally or physically, he never believed even his family when they didn’t believe he would make it. And what resources did he have? He created a global movement out of ZERO resources but the biggest power you could ever imagine – what Allah has written for him.
If he’d think about what he had right now, he’d never have made it. Someone who couldn’t read nor write worked for a woman, no financial backing. And you think you can’t achieve it because they say you’re wearing the wrong clothes for this industry? Because you don’t have a Silicon Valley investment? Because you didn’t graduate? Because your skin colour has the wrong shade? Because it never works, I tried to be healthy but not even my parents achieved it. Because that’s just not realistic?
Self-pity has never lead anyone to success. Get over your weakness and amplify your strengths, your privilege.
Redefine your beliefs. Redefine the things you have beliefs about. What does money mean to you? What does fame mean to you? What does knowledge mean to you? Success? Impact? Leadership? And what do these words mean to you? Be very clear to get your own definition of what they mean. And then write down why you will achieve it, and why not.
You don’t need to understand HOW, not yet.
Is it because you do it out of the right intentions? Because it will lead you to your ultimate goal or purpose? Is it because you are able to support those you love in the process of attaining it? Is it because you will feel better, present yourself better and inspire others through your self-representation with it?
Who do you have on your side and who’s on the opposition?
Who’s your opposition?
Does the media tell you-you can’t? Does your family tell you, your friends, your co-workers or boss? Random people, who have failed and now feel entitled to prove you the impossibility of it?
Who’s with you?
Is Allah with you?
Now weight the scale and notice what is stronger.
Yup you got it. Allah never talked about you can’t have anything. Yes but only in Akhera…. Really?
Didn’t Salomon have everything in Dunya as well? Didn’t he ask to be the richest on earth? It’s not wrong to be asking for success, for fame, for money. But understand why and how it will serve your purpose.
And don’t get me wrong, believing is not enough.
Redefine your beliefs about terms that society has falsely defined for you. Success does not have a one-size-fits-all definition!
Here we go practical. Get your notebook (physical or digital) and write down what we’re going to solve here:
Write down your beliefs
Write down the reality (what have people achieved already, past or present, abroad or local, Muslim or Non-Muslim)
= write down what you need to change to bridge the gap
Is it to get another Job, charge for your next event or increase your hourly rate to get comfortable with handling more money? Is it taking the step to use your own voice to represent your brand by public speaking, social media or other to get used to the feeling of fame and being known for your work? What is it you can do RIGHT NOW to shatter your own limiting beliefs.
Because the only person who can do that is you.
The only person who can demystify your limiting beliefs is yourself.