How to Reclaim Your Power

It’s full-on spring here in the Pacific Northwest, and I love it. Warmer temperatures and sunny days brighten my mood and seem to light a fire under me to get more done. I find I gain transformational success versus completing short-term goals when that fire is lit.

How about you, what lights your fire?

 I know this past year has dampened a lot of goals for so many. If your fire was doused and you need a spark to relight your way towards transformational success, there is a light at the end of the pandemic tunnel. You can turn TRIES into DOING by Reclaiming Your Power.

  1. Break up with the couch and Netflix.
  2. Eat to fuel your body, say goodbye to comfort food.
  3. Kick the naysayers to the curb.
  4. Release the weight of the world even if it’s more than a pandemic pudge.
  5. Maintain your focus and stretch your skills.
  6. Complete the deadlines and produce the desired results.
  7. Hit the finish line with arms held high.

Reclaim your power, it’s pretty easy with some simple steps.

You can start with…


Without action, there is only a dream.
What’s the first action?

Know Your Why –

  1. What is your WHY for the goal(s)?
  2. What would my outcomes look like?

Answer questions one and two, then devise a plan. SMART Plans are a great tool to accomplish a positive and specific goal. What is a Smart Plan? It’s a plan that is –

  1. Specific – what specifically do you want? Make it positive! Example: I want to lose 30 pounds of fat.
  2. Measurable – How will you know, along the way, that you’ve achieved what you want? Example: measure my weight on the scale, get a body fat test, measure my circumference.
  3. Actions – What actions might I need to take to achieve my desired outcome? Example: Clean out the pantry, cupboards, and refrigerator by removing sugar and processed foods.
  4. Reasons – What are the reasons why I want this goal/dream. List the positive reasons (what good would come of my doing these actions?) of why and the negative reasons (what bad/negative thing could potentially happen if I don’t achieve my goal)? Example: Positive – So, I can tie my shoes without putting my foot upon my knee. Negative – If I don’t do this, I may become diabetic.
  5. Time – How soon do I want this outcome? Typically, give yourself 90-days for a SMART Plan. If you need more time, there are probably some sub-goals that would help you get to the bigger goal.
  6. Once a plan is established, ask for some accountability. You can do that with a trusted friend, a spouse, a counselor, or a coach.

Just in case you’re not convinced that writing a plan is the way to go – Goal setting is rooted deep in psychology. Taking the time to set goals achieves greater success. It is not to say that all persons living a life of “let life take its course” will fail.

However, success at a higher level of transformation is not readily achieved. Setting a plan and sticking to the action steps, course-correcting as needed, and focusing on the outcome goes farther in achieving the goal.

“If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.”
~ Albert Einstein


Give the SMART Plan a go and see where it takes you.