While I have accomplished a great deal this year, there are still some goals that I want to be able to cross off of my list.
Much has been written on the pros and cons of setting goals. I know for some it can be daunting and we can feel like a failure if the goal isn’t reached or it doesn’t meet our expectation. Some people prefer to just set intentions and omit goals all together. I believe goals and intentions are powerful tools for manifesting the lives that we want for ourselves.
For the sake of this post I am going to focus on goals. If this is problematic for you I think it is worth investigating why that is. Why do you feel like a failure if your goals are not reached in a specific way? What is keeping you tied to your expectations? Ask yourself questions like this to really get to the bottom of it.
If you have been following my journal, you know that I am all about getting my goals down on paper and then creating action steps for each goal. These action steps are what get me to my goal—they are the path. I like to organize my action steps in a spreadsheet to keep them organized and to keep myself accountable. Remember, these are your goals, it isn’t anyone’s job but your own to make them a reality.
There has been this awesome anonymous quote floating around the internet recently that applies beautifully to the goal process:
“Yoga is not about touching your toes, it’s about what you learn on the way down.”
This idea is front and center when it comes to our goals, it really is about the journey and the process. Take action now and list out your goals of the remainder of the year. Next create several action steps for each goal. Get your actions steps in your calendar and keep those appointments to yourself.