Goals vs. Habits: Unleash Your Inner Strength for Lasting Change

Article published at: Jan 24, 2024 Article author: adrienne jackson
Goals vs. Habits: Unleash Your Inner Strength for Lasting Change
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Unleash Your Inner Strength for Lasting Change

As we embark on our journeys towards self-improvement, it's crucial to understand the interplay between goals and habits. While goals set the direction, habits are the steps that get us there. Imagine each as a powerful tool in your arsenal, much like the innate wisdom and strength of the wolf within you. In this post, we explore how blending goals with sustainable habits can lead to transformative and lasting changes.

Understanding the Difference: Goals and Habits

Goals are like the distant howls of your aspirations, calling out to you. They are specific, measurable, and time-bound objectives that give you a clear endpoint to strive towards. Whereas, Habits are the daily steps, the paw prints you leave on your journey. They are the small, consistent actions that, over time, bring you closer to your goals. 

1. Setting Goals: Charting Your Course

  • Be Specific and Realistic: Just as a wolf is precise in her pursuit, your goals should be clear and achievable. They should challenge you, but also be within reach.
  • Visualize Your Success: Picture yourself achieving your goals. This visualization can be a powerful motivator, much like the vision of a thriving, healthy pack inspires a wolf. The trending term for this is "manifest". We hear it everywhere and quite honestly what we think, we become. 

2. Building Habits: The Daily Rituals of Success

  • Start Small: Begin with habits that are easy to incorporate into your daily life. Small changes can lead to big results. For me, this looked like adding in my Kiala Greens every morning when I wake up and before brushing my teeth!
  • Consistency is Key: Just as the wolf is consistent in her routines, make sure your habits are regular and consistent. It’s the daily repetition that cements a habit. 

3. Goals and Habits Working Together

  • Align Habits with Goals: Ensure that your daily habits are stepping stones towards your larger goals. Each habit should be a contributing factor to the bigger picture. Have the bigger picture there and everywhere to remind you what those tiny habits mean to your progress. 
  • Adapt and Overcome: Be prepared to modify your habits as you progress towards your goals, just as the wolf adapts to her changing environment. 

4. Tracking Progress: Learning from the Journey

  • Celebrate Small Wins: Acknowledge the progress you make through your habits. These small victories are important milestones on the path to your goal! Honey, you should and need to CELEBRATE YOURSELF! 
  • Reflect and Adjust: Regularly review both your habits and your progress towards your goals. Be open to making changes as needed.  It's so easy to become discouraged if you haven't seen changes or you just feel lost in the minor habits of everyday. But again all of these tiny habits lead to a larger goal! In attempts to not become hopeless, celebrate you even if it's something so small as to having a favorite treat or buying yourself some flowers.

Understanding and harnessing the power of both goals and habits is like awakening the wolf within – it’s about channeling your strength, wisdom, and perseverance towards making lasting changes in your life. Set your sights on your goals, but remember that it's the daily habits, the consistent steps you take, that will ultimately lead you to success. Embrace this journey with the heart of a wolf – determined, adaptable, and unstoppable.

Much love to you and talk soon.


- The Wolfness Team