✗ Setting Goals

✗ Setting Goals

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What does 2020 Look Like For You?

What are you going to do with a new year?

Is there something you have always wanted to do?

Are there goals you set to the side?

I used to write New Year’s resolutions, however, I have noticed that they are the kiss of death for my goals. That being said if you can make those goals and get them done I am so proud of you, I am by no means saying its wrong to make New Year’s resolutions.

I always write out my goals. But for some reason when I write out New Year’s resolutions it seems to send those goals to their graves. I am a big believer and advocate for writing out your goals.

Friend, “if you have a dream and you write it down. Than that dream becomes a goal! A goal broken down int steps becomes a plan! A plan backed by action becomes reality”. ― Greg Reid

So, if you have a dream lets make that a reality! I believe you can do this by breaking your goals down into a tangible plan.

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My Suggestions:

1. Have a weekly “to-do” list. I write them in a planner or a notebook, do whatever feels best for you. Remember to add things to your to-do list that are not an “act of God” to get done (e.g. shower). That way you feel good about getting something done that day even if it was only a shower.

Try to limit how many things you put on the list so that it does not become overwhelming. Make your to-do list realistic, list only as many things to get done that make sense and work with your day.

Example List: Sunday

  • Workout
  • Shower
  • Clean cat box
  • Laundry
  • Set cloths out for the week
  • Food/ meal list
  • Grocery store
  • Take dogs for a run/ Check on horses

2. Have a monthly goal list. What do you want to get done this month? I like to place this list next to calendar. Place it somewhere you will see throughout the week.

Example – January 2020:

  1. Publish 20 posts on the blog
  2. Create a social media page for the blog
  3. Go to the gym 5x a week
  4. Finish unpacking house
  5. Have a sleepover with my niece
  6. Drink ½ my body weight in water every day

3. Create a year goals sheet. What is it that you want to get do this year? I like to place this at the back of my planner and refer back to them throughout the year.

Example – Goals for 2020:

  • Pay off credit card
  • Pay down loan on my car
  • Go to the lake cabin 3x
  • Go on three trips with my husband

4. Five-year goal sheet. If you close your eyes and think about where you want to be in five years, where would that be? Create a vision of what you want your life took like in five years.

I know that this seems like a reach because a lot can change in five years, heck a lot can change in one year! It is okay if your five-year goals change! Just keeping in mind where you would kind of like to go on your journey is the important thing to remember here. If it turns out you just say screw it I do not want any of that- that is okay!!! Make new goals!

Example – Five year goals:

  • Be my own boss
  • Have my car paid off
  • Be debt free
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At the end of the day it is about finding a way to keep ourselves accountable- to ourselves not to others- OURSELVES. Writing out your goals might not be what works for you and that is perfectly ok! Like I have mentioned before I love lists but I am always open to new ideas on how to reach goals. I would love to hear how you keep yourself accountable.

※ Your Challenge

Take some time to write out your goals and ask yourself what you want to do with your life! What makes your soul happy? What do you want to achieve in this life?

I hope you are having a wonderful day and take the time to write out your goals! 



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