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Are You Setting SMART Goals To Materialize Your Dreams and Goals?

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This is part four of The ‘Materialize Your Dreams and Goals’ Series by Ines Nangue from NurtureBodyandSoul.com

Do you have that one goal that will have massive impact on your professional and personal life? 

Let me ask you this question: Is your goal SMART?

The SMART-characteristics below will increase the probability of success of your goal and your sub-goals.

Is your goal Specific

M is for Measurable


Be precise and clear on what exactly you want? Include as much details as possible because the clearer you are on what you want, the more likely you are to get what you want.

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The Power of Focus To Materialize Your Biggest Goals and Dreams

NurtureBodyandSoul.com – The Power of Focus To Materialize Your Dreams and Goals

This is part two of the ‘Materialize Your Dreams and Goals’ Series by Ines Nangue from Nurture Body and Soul

My heart jumps up and down in excitement and I try to contain myself not to get too elated. I’m so thrilled when I get feedback from my readers, it fills my heart with joy and deep gratitude. 

Last week, one of my readers told me that she loved what I shared in the newsletter for Part 1 of the ‘Materialize Your Dreams and Goals Series’, especially these words which she posted on her instagram (Thanks Nicole) :

Repetition is intentional and helps us to stay on track on the journey to our dreams. 

So let’s recap first. In Part 1, we uncovered 3 secret ingredients to materialize you dreams and goals.

1- We talked about making a long list of things that would be cool to materialize in our life. If you didn’t write it down, then please grab a pen and get going.

2- Then we listed with gratitude, our past accomplishments and all the blessings of our life (people, events, experiences, etc.)

3- finally we asked our soul for guidance to select what’s truly important to us.

Is Your List Exhaustive?

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5 Ways To Transform Your Goals into Achievements

photo by Scott Maxwell CC BY-SA 2.0

photo by Scott Maxwell CC BY-SA 2.0

We all have goals we want to achieve. Sometimes they are resolutions we take at the beginning of the year, other times it’s a milestone we want to reach in a ongoing project, and others times again, it is a dream that we secretly want to see come true.

Who doesn’t love a fresh start?  As a new year begins, we set new goals, we are enthusiastic about them and we think to ourselves: “I can totally do this. This year will be different. This year is THE YEAR”. Right?

But if we don’t focus on our goal and monitor our progress, eventually that enthusiasm fades away as time goes by. At the end of the year, many of our goals haven’t been achieved, and there comes another new year. And the cycle of setting goals and not achieving them starts once again. The New Year resolutions phenomenon. How to break that cycle for good?

In case your goal is not related to new year at all, may be it is just that one dream you have that you’d really love to accomplish, but you just don’t see how to get there. How to finally materialize that dream?

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10 Ways To Renew Inspiration and Deal With Discouragement

Recently I stopped working on my projects for a moment in order to recover fast and completely from a cold I had. After I recovered, I found myself doubting about my projects. Was I going to efficiently accomplish my goals?

For example I doubted if I was helping and inspiring enough people with my blog and I felt discouraged because I was advised to start guest posting on other blogs to drive targeted traffic to my webpage, but I haven’t done any blog posts yet and it kind of makes me feel uncomfortable – Guest posting seems to be essential when it comes to becoming a successful blogger and I feel heavy when it comes that. Because of those doubts, my momentum slowly decreased. I got discouraged. I felt uninspired.

That has inspired me to write and share with you 10 ways how I deal with discouragement in order to feel inspired again.Keep Reading

The Happiness Experiment – Creating Habits

These inspiring words of Mahatma Gandhi suggest to me that our habits which are sustained by our actions, do define our values which in turn shape our destiny.

“Your beliefs become your thoughts,

Your thoughts become your words,

Your words become your actions,

Your actions become your habits,

Your habits become your values,

Your values become your destiny.” — Mahatma Gandhi

So, if we work continuously on building great habits, then eventually, once established, those habits will start working for us in creating an amazing destiny.

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5 Tips To Create Balance in Your Life

Have you ever examined your life and felt that it was out of balance? May be you have many projects that you follow at the same time?
It happens to me more that I would like to admit. In fact, that is what has inspired me to write this blog post.
In the following, I will present five tips that have helped me in my attempt to get a fair degree of balance back in life.

1 – Set Priorities

Determine what is important to you in life and prioritize. Act according to your priorities, and delegate whenever possible.

Plan to finish what you start and limit the number of projects that you tackle at the same time. Since people have different capabilities, find your own threshold and keep it in mind when you plan.

Maybe 2 or 3 big projects weekly is a good start. It does not have to be the same weekly projects throughout the month or the year. You can alternate your focus on various projects on a weekly basis.Keep Reading

5 Secrets to Unlock Your Creativity

1. Commit to Take Action

Creative potential is in every of us and can help us to accomplish wonderful things when we tap into it. We will never discover how creative we can really be, unless we take action.

“If you hear a voice within you say, ‘You cannot paint, then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced” – Vincent Van Gogh
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For Van Gogh it is painting, but it doesn’t matter what the object of your creativity is, or whether you do it for a living or just for fun,  the first secret is to commit to do it. Keep Reading

How to Finish What You Start

photo by Gabriel Saldana CC BY-SA 2.0

photo by Gabriel Saldana CC BY-SA 2.0

There are many projects that I’ve started and haven’t finished. It doesn’t keep me from starting other projects. But somewhere behind my mind, there is that little vague feeling of guilt for not finishing what I have started.

Do you sometimes feel that way too? Guilty about the projects that you have started and haven’t completed?

What is the key elements to finally complete the projects that we started?

There must be a trick right? Indeed there is. And that trick is: start only the projects that you will finish. Is it that simple?

In the following, we will illustrate how the planing phase is as important as the actions that we take, in order to increase our productivity and finish what we started. Keep Reading

Life is What We Make Out of It

What do you expect from life? Financial independence? Great relationships? Health, fitness and vitality? Your own personal definition of success? You want it all?

The question is: What are you putting in? What are you ready to invest in order to get the outcome that you want?

We live the life that we have built. We can build our life actively but if we don’t, the outcome will be the default results of our inaction.

Right here and right now is the perfect place to start. We already have all that we need in our life right now. Even if we are not aware of it. The truth is we ARE alright here and now. That is a reason to be grateful for. Keep Reading