But what I want to get out in this post is how to really set a goal and actually reach it. I can't stress enough how important being present in your everyday life and work life is. I've had plenty of talks with friends and clients who find it nearly impossible to reach that big finale. Heck, even I had a hard time getting to my BIG goal. A few years ago (maybe a bit longer) I set a goal to run my own business by the time I was 30. I didn't quite make that goal, and for the life of me I couldn't understand why. I set my daily intentions, wrote and repeated affirmations, yet I was unable to celebrate by dream. I was hustling and bustling with tons of freelance yet I was still struggling to make ends meet. Then, it hit me! I was waiting for the friggin universe to just hand it on over to me. Big mistake, what I realized was I needed to set small achievable goals that would eventually lead to my current state of owning a business. Yes, the universe is there for us but without direction it can't actually help! Be present, set intentions, take moments throughout your day to make sure everything you're doing is leading to that goal. If you're not present, you're not following your goals.