Goals are what make our lives worth living. They give us a sense of direction and a purpose to aim towards. I know you have set goals in your life, and my guess is that you have fallen short of a few of them. You’re not alone there!
We all know that every 365 days when we ring in a new year, we set resolutions. We proclaim that this year is going to be different. When 2020 began, I bet you were full of fire, claiming all the goals that you would achieve as we entered a new decade. I am curious, what progress have you’ve made towards those goals now that we are five months in?
A national pandemic is perhaps the last thing we could have ever imagined. Never in our lives have we experienced something like this, where most of the economy is closed and we are supposed to stay indoors. What a curveball! I want to remind you, though, that your goals are not dependent on these circumstances.
The only variable the achievement of your goals is dependent on is your personal commitment.
You are not a victim of your circumstances, you are a powerful creator of your reality.
That being said, you might need some direction on how to set goals! Here is a great format to use to create achievable goals.
When setting a goal, run it through these criteria. All goals should be specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and time-bound! Avoid words like “more” “better” or words ending in “er/ ier.” If you want to be healthier, get specific on what healthier means to you. This goes for all goals- health, financial, spiritual, personal, etc.
Once you run your goals through the SMART criteria, I want to remind you that naturally, the universe is going to throw you a curveball to try to set you off course. That fire you started off with when you set your goal is likely to burn out, and that’s when your personal power will need to step in.
Do it anyway! Do it despite a national pandemic, do it despite feeling tired, do it despite what others will think.
This is your opportunity to not only achieve your goals but to prove to yourself what you’re made of. Remember, it’s not about resources, it’s about BEING resourceful. If the path isn’t there, create it.