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From Intentions to Results: Nurturing Growth and Achieving Lasting Change

Jun 29, 2023 08:00PM ● By Nea Clare

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We live in a time where inspiration and ideas abound, empowering us to align our lives with our values, passions and visions. However, navigating the journey from mere ideas to embracing meaningful change can be daunting. While setting goals is a great starting point, achieving lasting change requires more than good intentions. It necessitates creating a supportive environment through personal routines, practices and structures. Following are four key elements that foster flourishing and sustainable transformation:

  1. Create Supportive Routines - Embarking on something new requires time, commitment and attention. By developing personal routines that align with our goals, we establish structures that pave the way for success. Incorporating tasks into our daily routines, such as meal prepping, daily mindfulness exercises, following a fitness schedule or dedicating time to declutter our space, supports our aspirations. These intentional actions gradually become ingrained habits that propel us toward our goals and lay the foundation for lasting change.
  2. Measure Progress to Stay Motivated - To maintain high motivation, measuring progress along the way is crucial, clearly defining how we will track our advancement while regularly checking in. Remember that significant goals are achieved through consistent—sometimes tiny—actions. Consider recording daily caloric intake, monitoring emotional well-being or tracking workout performance. By regularly assessing progress and celebrating achievements, we can stay focused, identify areas for improvement, and sustain motivation on the journey toward a healthier and more balanced life.
  3. Gentle Reminders for Consistency - In our fast-paced lives, it's easy to lose focus and deviate from the intended path. Integrating reminders into daily routines helps maintain commitment and concentration. Use tools such as alarms, visible sticky notes or digital apps to provide gentle prompts to prioritize the tasks and practices supporting our aspirations. These reminders keep us on track and reinforce our commitment to success despite distractions.

  4. Build a Supportive Network - Creating lasting change becomes easier with a supportive environment. It is imperative to be surrounded by like-minded individuals who share similar aspirations and values. Seek empowering communities, connect with supportive friends or engage in group activities aligned with the goals. Share objectives and let others know how they can best provide support. Building a network of positive influences, encouragement and accountability enhances motivation and commitment to personal transformation.

We possess the power to embrace change and thrive as we strive for a healthier and more balanced life. Beyond setting specific goals, integrating personal routines, practices and structures is pivotal in propelling us toward lasting transformation. We create an environment that nurtures growth and success by establishing a solid foundation, measuring progress, incorporating gentle reminders and fostering a supportive network. Embrace these empowering tools and embark on a transformative journey towards fulfillment and well-being. Through consistent, intentional actions and the support of a nurturing community, extraordinary changes are made, enabling us to create the life we desire.

Nea Clare is a mindset coach, life mastery teacher, spiritual guide, and owner of Yesward Coaching, in Minneapolis. She is passionate about supporting her clients to achieve their goals and move from struggling to experiencing success in their lives and businesses. Natural Awakenings readers can experience a one-hour Personal Clarity Session for just $150, a savings of $50 off normal price. For more information and to book a session, visit and use code: NATC23.

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