Setting Goals: My New Approach
I have never been very good at writing down goals. Todo lists, yes, but never big goals. In the past week I believe that the universe is nudging me to start and showing me the tools to succeed.
- It started with an email from a friend telling me that she has a list of goals on her computer that are broken down into “action steps” that she is taking to reach those goals. She also takes time to break those down even further on a daily basis with a handwritten list. I was very impressed by her ability to see the big picture and what she needs to do to get there.
- The next day, Brett from I AM THE LAB (fabulous site + supporter of makers!) tweeted me asking for my insight about goal setting and linked to this post he had just written. He shared 6 tips that have helped him set and reach his goals. One of these tips was “Write down the steps that you believe will lead you from aspiration to reality.” His list made me realize that I would benefit by giving more attention to my goals.
- On Thursday I was fortunate enough to have a 45 minute Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coaching call with Sophie from Simply Divine that I had won on this blog. I told her about an idea I have to combine my interests in yoga and creativity (more on that later). You know what she told me to do? Keep making my goals smaller! She talked about how our big goals can scare us but if you can break them down so small it will help remove the fear.
- Then last night the topic in The Catalyst Course that I am taking with the lovely ladies from The Maven Circle was about getting unstuck. Jen and Jena talked about how we can get stuck in different points of our lives and that the best way to get unstuck is to “break it down!” For example, they said you can be fearful of marketing your business because that sounds scary but if you break it down into smaller actions like signing up for a Facebook page you begin to feel like you can handle it and you start to accomplish your goals.
So, you can bet that I have been writing in my notebook and breaking down my goals! I know you have a lot of goals for your business and your life so I thought you might benefit from what I learned last week.
Are you good at setting goals? Do you have any tips you would like to share about creating and accomplishing goals? Please share in the comments!Share on Facebook