Achieve Big Goals by Balancing Your Mind



Do you have a desire to achieve a big goal? 

There’s a science behind achieving big goals. 

I’m not talking about losing 5 pounds or cleaning out the attic by the end of the month. What I mean when I say a “BIG GOAL” is more like losing 50 pounds or doubling your income by the year’s end.

The average person is effective at accomplishing small goals but struggles with big ones. Big goals really aren’t any more difficult than the smaller ones. They just require more time, focus and a balanced minded approach!

Many start out each year with New Year’s resolutions.  Sadly, few resolutions are ever realized. Health clubs are packed with new members for the first couple of weeks at the start of the new calendar year. Half of those new members are never seen again after two weeks, and 95% are gone within a month. We quickly forget our resolutions.


Big goals require a different strategy…


🚀 Evaluate what held you back in the past

The first step is to dig down and think about big goals you set for yourself in the past.  Determine why you didn’t accomplish that ultimate goal.  Did you even try or was it only a statement of intent?  

Once you identify the reason, you’ll need to balance your mind surrounding your excuse.  Yes, it’s an excuse not a reason.

How did having this excuse serve you in your life?  How did it not serve you?  Be grateful for all aspects of your excuse and acknowledge that you accept it for what it is.  Allow the excuse to help you grow dynamically.  By answering these questions and being grateful for all aspects you can balance your mind and approach.


🚀 Mental garbage is the biggest obstacle.

The thought of making a million dollars might sound great, but there may also be a part of you that feels like you accidently ate a bug. When you think about accomplishing much more than you’re accustomed to a part of you clenches. This discomfort is a sign from our subconscious that it’s not entirely onboard.

Many techniques have been promoted to deal with this discomfort in the past such as prayer or meditation, focusing on a beneficial outcome or reframing the situation. However, the best thing you can do is to balance your mind and feed your subconscious a new belief.  Why do you cringe or clench up at the thought of making a million dollars?  Do you have a fear of success?  Do you fear others will resent you for your wealth? 

  1.  Balance your mind surrounding your excuses. 
  2.  Create affirmations and declarations to repeat a few times per day
  3.  Visualize your big goal being accomplished, feel the feelings of success and believe you are worthy of success.

If you can’t visualize the achievement of your goal and feel 100% ascertained of success, it will be challenging to achieve.


🚀 Big goals must be made a priority in your life.

How many times have you set a goal, only to forget all about it in a week or two like most New Year’s resolutions? Remind yourself of your goal each day. At the very least, read your goal once per day.

Consider reading, writing, and visualizing it twice per day.


🚀 It’s important to measure your progress.

Big goals take time, and it’s easy to become discouraged. It’s common for most of the results to occur near the end of the process. Perseverance is crucial. Measuring your progress provides motivation to keep going. 

    • Since big goals can take a lot of time, it’s important to know that you’re on track. Break your ultimate big goal down into smaller goals to establish benchmarks and a timeline.

Maintaining an awareness of your progress or lack of progress will allow you to change your approach as needed.


🚀 Focus on your habits.

Your ideal body is the result of your eating and exercise habits. Losing 50 pounds is the result of having the appropriate habits and being patient enough to enjoy the results. What habits do you need to implement to make achieving your goals automatic? 

Avoid the belief that huge success is the result of a single, spectacular action. Small changes in behavior and focus can provide the same, successful results over time.  


🚀 Be patient.

Rome wasn’t built in a day, so it’s not right to expect something amazing to happen in a week. Set a reasonable timetable and relax. Big goals are marathons, not sprints. Read biographies of those that accomplished impressive things. The time and patience spent by our heroes are impressive.

Practice patience by learning to be patient in everyday situations. We all have plenty of opportunities. Waiting in line, sitting in traffic, or waiting at the doctor’s office are just a few examples. Just relax, breathe and be mindful in each present moment.


🚀 Only choose goals that are highly meaningful.

A goal is much easier to achieve, if you are passionate about achieving it. Some people bite off more than their motivation can chew. A big goal requires commitment, sacrifice, and time. Avoid goals that aren’t worth the cost. You’ll only be wasting your time.

Big goals are exciting and can be life changing, but big goals are often avoided because of a fear of failure. 


🚀 There is a process to making significant changes in your life. 

Be clear on your objective and create habits that bring you closer to that objective each day. Measure your results to stay motivated and ensure that you’re making progress.

Reach your first big goal this year and for more tips and tools, check out this free online course Balanced Minded Goal Setting for Middle Managers


Love, Light and Success to you! 🙏🌈🙏


Your Mindset Transformation Virtuoso & Nature Goddess Guide



Written on 18 June, 2020 



Dawn-Marie P. Dalsass, President of  Livelihood Spirit Balance is a Stress Management Maven. She’s a Stress and Anxiety Expert for Middle Managers. She started her career in Corporate America while she was in high school and worked her way up the ranks finding herself in middle to upper management for most of her corporate career. She loved what she did but along the way she battled stress, anxiety and depression. When work and life were more than she could handle she planned her suicide in detail. Fortunately, she didn’t go through with it when she saw her 2 little boys on her way to get a knife with a plan to end it all. It was in that moment that she vowed to pull herself together and begin a new journey.

In 2015 she started her own business called Life Coach DM. After several years of working with clients, she realized that the majority of her clients were in middle management just like she was. She had helped most go from being stressed, anxious and / or depressed to being more balanced, aware and dynamic while guiding them on their own journey to achieve life goals including work life balance.

Dawn-Marie has since become a Certified Nature & Forest Therapy Guide and teaches individuals how they too can annihilate the stress, anxiety and depression (aka S.A.D) that middle managers and working parents can face through a process called equilibration (the balancing of the mind and emotions) along with the healing benefits a deep connection to nature (both indoors and out) can bring to become fully balanced, aware and dynamic (aka B.A.D).

Through her own practice, Dawn-Marie discovered what she calls Livelihood Spirit Balance where how one lives their life is in alignment with their authentic self, their B.A.D Ass-self. With Livelihood Spirit Balance, Work Life Balance and everything else just falls into place.

Based on her years of work and client success stories, Dawn-Marie changed her business name to Livelihood Spirit Balance to align with her teachings, mission, vision and purpose.

Dawn-Marie offers online courses, personal and corporate development coaching, workshops and seminars. As the owner of  Total Convalescence – Nature & Forest Therapy  she also offers public and private Nature & Forest Therapy Walks.

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