Goals, Dreams and Making Them Happen

January 15, 2022

“Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true.” — Leon Joseph Cardinal Suenens

Goals, ideas, plans, dreams- they all require a plan to make them work. They also require passion, and excitement- a reason for the dedication, discipline and change involved to keep you going.

I’ve been doing goal setting- from saving money to moving to Israel to compete in my first Ironman and both these goals had something in common- excitement and a plan to make it happen.

Here are a few brain thinkers to get you on the way:

Let’s begin here: What was the easiest goal/ mindset shift you ever had?


  1. What made your last goal plan so hard?
  2. What do you do when someone judges your goal as unworthy?
  3. What do you do when family/friends do not support your goal?
  4. What is the best thing to start with for goals?
  5. Are goals the only way to look at achieving things? ****** This is a key one
  6. Did your family have goals growing up that they talked about?
  7. What’s a family goal? Parent goal? Spouse goal? Friend goal?

Some fun questions to dig deeper with:

  1. What are your 5 most important values in life right now?
  2. What are your three most important goals in life right now?
  3. What would you do, and how would you live if you just learned that you only have 6 months to live?
  4. What would you do if you won $1 million today, and had absolutely no limitations in what you could be/do/have?
  5. What have you always wanted to do, but were afraid to try?
  6. What do you most enjoy doing – more than anything else?

See how this is working? We are going beyond yes/no and maybe answers. We’re starting to dig a bit deeper, getting emotions and feelings behind it. Passion and energy toward change are the firestarters, and your goal is the flame itself.

  1. What is the specific work or effort required to achieve your goal?
  2. What resources or dependencies do you need to help you succeed?
  3. What is your action plan to achieve this goal?
  4. What time investment is actually required?   What should your weekly schedule look like to support achieving this goal? (Can you be a world-class violinist if you practice 5 minutes a day?)
  5. What obstacles will you face and how will you respond?

– Fyonna

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