So diva, today is all about “writing your vision and making it plain“. One of my favorite verses in the Bible!
The Message (MSG)
Full of Self, but Soul-Empty
2-3 And then God answered: “Write this.
Write what you see.
Write it out in big block letters
so that it can be read on the run.
This vision-message is a witness
pointing to what’s coming.
It aches for the coming—it can hardly wait!
And it doesn’t lie.
If it seems slow in coming, wait.
It’s on its way. It will come right on time.
Did you read this verse diva!! It says…. “If it [the vision] seems slow in coming, WAIT!!! It’s on its way, and it will come RIGHT ON TIME!
Everyone’s vision may not arrive at the same time, so STOP COMPARING your speed to someone else’s. Find comfort and rest in the fact that we will be doing this together as a SISTERHOOD! So grab your pen, print your *FREE* goal planning sheet (click here) (OR if you have your Fabulous Diva Planner, complete May Goals template in your planner) and document your fitness goals for the next week TODAY!!
If you aim at nothing…..you will hit it every time. -Zig Ziglar
Join us in our discussion below:
“5 Reasons Why Goal Setting is Important!”
1. Goals give you FOCUS!
You can have all of the intention and potential in the world, but without focus, none of that matters! Just like sunlight can’t burn through anything without a magnifying glass focusing it, you can’t achieve anything unless a goal is focusing your effort. Because at the end of the day, goals are what give you direction in life. No goals, no direction Diva!
2. Goals Allow You to Measure Progress!
Not meeting your goals is not the end of the world. Progress NOT perfection should be your mantra during this process. My goal writing process looks something like this:
Success all starts with a GOAL!
3. Goals Keep You Locked In and Undistracted
By setting goals you give yourself mental boundaries. When you have a certain end point (smaller waist, pounds loss) in mind, you are more aware of certain distractions and are more inclined to stay focused on your goal. For example, when I set a goal to workout 5 times in 1 week, I immediately setup mental boundaries, and guard myself against anything that will prevent me from achieving that goal!
“One half of knowing what you want, is knowing what you must give up before you get it!” -Sidney Howard
4. Goals Help You Overcome Procrastination
When you set a goal for yourself you make yourself accountable to finish the task. This is in complete contrast with when you do things based on a whim and it doesn’t matter whether you complete them or not. Goals tend to stick in your mind and if not completed they give you a “Shoot! I was supposed to do _____ today!” reminder. These reminders in the back of your head help you to overcome procrastination and laziness.But keep in mind, setting long term goals actually promote procrastination. So whenever you have a long term goal, break it down into smaller sequential goals Click To Tweet
5. Goals Give You Motivation!
The root of all motivation or inspiration you have ever felt in your entire life are goals. Goal setting provides you the foundation for your drive. By making a goal, you give yourself a concrete endpoint to aim for and get excited about. It gives you something to focus on and put 110% of your effort into and this focus is what develops motivation!
- If you haven’t completed Day 1’s post, please do so now (click here)
- Meet your partner and your coach today diva (click here) Begin thinking about a creatively NEW team name for you and your partner. Something new and fresh for May!
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Nicole “Coach Twy” Twyman
“Who Says Fitness Can’t be Fabulous?”
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Please Note Divas:
If you have any food allergies, digestion issues related to produce or medical issues* that don’t allow you to eat in this way, this isn’t the challenge for you. For example: If you are on medication that limits your intake of vegetables due to vitamin K or have a digestive disorder, this may not be the challenge for you. If you are a diabetic or have blood pressure issues, discuss the pros and cons of a plant-based diet with your doctor or a nutritionist before trying this challenge.
*Medical Disclaimer: If there is any reason why you should not change your diet and how you normally eat due to an ailment, pregnancy, blood sugar issues, chronic illness, allergies or other medical issue, Do Not participate in this challenge. If you have trouble digesting raw or cooked fruits and veggies, this is not the challenge for you. When in doubt, speak with your doctor before joining any weight loss challenge or before starting ANY eating plan/diet.
I’m Nicole Twyman, a native New Orleanian, who has lived all across the US! Although, my small family of 4 currently calls Los Angeles, CA home. I am a proud 40+ year old mom of a wonderfully energetic and theatrical daughter, and a handsome, scholarly athlete!
While I have worked in corporate America as a certified senior project / program / portfolio manager for Fortune 500 companies like Microsoft, Procter & Gamble & IBM, my passion is service. It has always been my desire to live a life of service to others; which I took every opportunity to explore as an active member of many of my church’s ministries and of my public service sorority, Delta Sigma Theta, Inc.
Well, now I am over the top excited to have the opportunity to serve divas through my very own ministry, Fit, Fyne & Fabulous.
Like “By setting your goals you set mental boundaries”. Before I write my goals this time I really want to meditate and pray on being consistent.
That’s how you dig spiritually deep for a physical break through go Bev!!!!
I have started my goals.
Progress is the mantra to completing my goals!
My goal for next week is to work 4days at least 30 minutes, and to bring healthy meals to work each working day.
What I learned from this post is that I have to be committed and have a made-up mind that I want to loose the wait and that I need to be determined to do just that.
Thank you Coaches!
Back on track with attaining my goals.
Looking at your goals makes them more real.
Started my goals writing them down gives me a visual direction of what I will accomplish, have accomplished, and what i want to accomplish as I progress.
Wrote my goals down and made sure to write what was important instead of what looks good on paper.
Black girl killing alert!!!!!!
My goals are to be consistent with my water intake and workouts. So far I have been consistent and hope to keep it up
It is late but I am here… The first step for me is to remain committed no matter what. Lord knows I am tired right now. Writing down my goals will help give me a visual and remain focused.
I wrote down my goals as asoon as I got my #divaplanner on Monday. Great article! I love the point that goals Allow you to not be distracted because you are focused on your goals. Forgot to post picture so taking care of that now. Using the next 15 minutes for me.
My goals are written and in my Diva Binder. No…I’m going to take them out of the binder and put them on the wall. I need them in front of me.
I plan to have my goals written by the end of the week for I want them to have meaning and attainable. I do know that I will be consistent and persistent in whatever goal I choose to achieve.
I am posting my goals tonight, excited to use them as a reminder to remain focused! I really like the binder idea!
What resonates with me the most from this post is that goals give you focus!
My goals are written in my journal. I will remain focused on them as I go through the challenge.
I am starting my goals to avoid complacency in my health journey. I’m winning at health!!!
Writing down my goal will help me achieve them better than not seeing them in black and white
My goals are plainly written
So defeat is surely smitten!
Writing down my goals and posting them somewhere I can see them daily keeps me accountable.
Taking time to write my weight loss healthy lifestlye goals today👌🏾
Without focus, intention and potential don’t matter.
Goals set and ready for posting.
I was more specific in writing my goals this time than before. I had to meditate on what it is I want to achieve. Then I wrote supportive goals.
I’m starting my goals!! I have to meditate and read my goals everyday to remain focus. I need to make sure I work out everyday to become a daily routine
Setting goals help me to imprint in my mind and on paper what I want to achieve. In setting my goals this time I need to keep in mind other responsibilities. This will help me to set goals that are attainable, yet set goals that take me beyond my current comfort level.
Writing my goals helps me stay on course to a better me! #fababsapril. #let’sdoit
Yes I agree! The visual helps.
“GOALS HELP YOU OVERCOME PROCRASTINATION“
This is so true! When I set weekly goals, I push my self hard for 7 days to meet the goal. Then I start over again.
I will start my goals later today. I need to be clear and realistic about my goals and what I am going to need to be successful. I oftentimes overthink and need to remember to trust the process and eliminate self-doubt.
Yes partner, realistic goals are important. “We are living art, created to hang on, stand up, forbear, continue and encourage others. Maya Angelou
Staying positive and not overthinking everything. Goals help to stay on point. Helps me to stay accountable to myself
My Goals are written to formulate my plans to solidify the healthy habits I’ve learned. It’s a slow process for me but as Celie said to Mista…”I’m here!”
I wrote my goals but after thinking more about my goals throughout the day, I would like to tweak them.
Writing my Goals reminds me of my vision and my purpose. I won’t compare myself to others. I will set these goals and stick to it. #FabAbsAPRIL
My goals have kept me motivated and accountable! The more progress I see the harder I want you push my self and to remain focused on what I want and getting closer to my end goal is a feeling I can’t
Wrote my goals. Learned who Coach and Partner are.
I learned that I need to not just state my goals but write them down so that they will be my path to follow and accomplish.
Be consistent….stick with my goals that I set!
Goals complete!!! Sent friend request to my partner!!!
GOALS GIVE YOU FOCUS! From January until now my focus has slowly started to slip because of life’s distractions! I’ve got to buckle down and get my laser focus back. I have too much to get accomplished on this temple.
Writing those goals was a little difficult. These are things I’ve been saying I need to do but writing them down made them concrete & real. I’ve got to do this!
I learned that goals without vision are just benchmarks leading somewhere unknown. I really liked the emphasis from the beginning about focusing on the WHY to keep motivation and accountability.
Writing my goals (vision) Willett me focused on success; revisiting them frequently will help me stay focused.