As you all know by now, I’m a goal setting gal. I like to have things to work towards. It gives me a sense of purpose and motivation to do things that are good for me, but maybe not exactly what I want to do.
I know a lot of people who don’t set goals. They think goal setting means that you are working on something that is broken – you are trying to fix something about yourself or your life. And since they are happy with their life and themselves, there’s no need for goals.
But that’s not what goals are about.
And truly, I find the majority of people are always working towards something, whether or not they realize they are goals. They may want a promotion at work, are saving money to buy a new car, or have a race on their calendar they are training for. These are all goals, whether or not you call them that.
If the word goals scares you, then take the word away. You can think of goals as your intention for life.
Goals are really just working on designing your best life. They set an intention for your days, weeks and months. The intention may be to become more financially sound, to develop a meaningful relationship with another, or to save for a dream vacation.
Your intention gets you to where you want to be in life. It keeps you learning, developing skills and relationships to grow into the life you want to lead.
So instead of thinking of goals as a long “to-do” or “to-fix” list, think of it as an aspiration, a way of living your best life.
Weekly Challenge Part 1:
This week, take some time to think about what you want your intention (or goals) for this year to be. Write those down.
In a few days, we will begin the discussion on how to develop a plan of action to achieve your intention/goals.
What would need to be true for you in 3 months, 6 months or a year for you to say this was the best year ever?