A lot of our problems in life come from not knowing exactly what we want.
We might have an idea – we want to be happy, but we don’t have a clear picture of what that looks like.
We want to practice better self-care, but what does it even mean?
We want to spend more time with the family, but doing what?
We want to eat healthier, but what do you eat then?
We might have a whole other swirl of thoughts about what we think we want because we think that’s what we should want, but we haven’t stopped to figure out if those shoulds are even ours.
We have not taken the time to gain some clarity about what we want and definitely not in how to get there.
I remember a while ago I was part of a group that was focused on getting things done. The trick was to actually know what you want to get done! There were seemingly so many things! There were work projects, home projects, family projects… And I wanted it all! I kept hopping and skipping from one thing to the next, without exactly finishing each one. Guess what? I didn’t get a lot done. Certainly, there was progress made, but I didn’t get anywhere to the point where I could look back and say, “Yep, this is all done now!” And the sense of completion is pretty important for a project to feel successful.
I firmly believe in power of our minds and being able to accomplish anything you set your mind to. But what happens when your mind is not exactly set? You hop and skip from one thing to the next without accomplishing much. So today, I challenge you to figure out what it is you want. Get crystal clear on what, how that looks like, how it would change your day. I guarantee that as you get crystal clear on exactly what you want, pieces will fall into place and events will be set in motion that will make that picture a reality.
What are you going to work on? I think I am going to spend time planning out my new website and updating this one as well.
And if you are looking for a bit of different perspective on goal setting, check out this book, The Magic Lamp: Goal Setting For People Who Hate Setting Goals by Keith Ellis.