I am a goal setting fiend. Give me an idea, I'll set a goal for it. Unfortunately, I am not a goal accomplishing fiend. Quite the opposite. And one of my most recent goals is already looking to be one of the goals I'm pretty unlikely to see through, but not because I don't want to.
A new year. New beginnings, new possibilities, an international celebration of renewal and resolutions. Throughout my childhood and teen years, I would spend weeks pondering my New Year's Resolution, only to usually settle on the same sort of thing. To get straight A's, to be more fit, to be a little less impulsive (turns out that having ADHD can interfere with that, who knew?). When I moved into adulthood I was fully prepared to start mirroring the resolutions of most Americans: to lose weight, to save more money, to eat less fast food.
But, as luck would have it, I happened to stumble upon a better way of goal setting, thanks to the online productivity and lifestyle creator Lavendaire. I purchased her 2018 "Artist of Life" planner and the way I saw my goals shifted into something deeper. The planner guides you through your goal setting, starting with where you are now. Forcing you to take the time to write out what inspires you, what drives you, what your dreams are, and why your dreams are.
I thought I'd take a moment to publicly share those goals with you here, where I'll be taking you along with me as I pursue them throughout the year.
As we close out 2019 I want to take a moment to reflect on the successes I've experienced this year. It's all too easy to fall into the trap of seeing all the goals you didn't complete, and all the places you feel that you're behind, which is why it's so important to acknowledge the places you've succeeded and the way you've changed your life.
Sometimes, we all need a little reminder that we have what it takes to build the life we've always dreamed of, and no matter how we feel, we move a little closer every day. So, here is my reminder to myself, and hopefully my little wins will inspire you just a little bit too.