Welcome to day one of our goal setting week!
Today we're going to take a big picture view of setting goals, because I feel like in order to really get to the core of our goals, we need to understand how they work.
Every January, we have big dreams for our lives. And, if you're anything like me, those dreams fade before I even turn the calendar to Feb. 1. The good news (if you can call it that) is we're not alone. Approximately 92 percent of people who make resolutions see them all the way through. So, that means only 8 percent of us stick with our goals in any given year. Author Jon Acuff puts it another way in his book "Finish." We have the same chance of ever getting accepted into the Julliard school of performing arts in our lifetime as we do fulfilling our resolutions.
What's the deal with that?
I wish I had THE answer for you. I know for me, there have been a variety of reasons I've fallen short of my dreams. Most of them boil down to two main issues:
FEAR and PERFECTIONISM.
These lovely things go together like peanut butter and jelly. Fear of failure ties in so well with my perfectionism.
If you can relate, then I want to let you know I understand and want to help you figure out how to make this year better.
So, the first thing I did when thinking about my 2019 goals was this: a mental dump. It doesn't sound amazing, but trust me, it helps.
Write down all the things you'd love to accomplish. Do not limit yourself. There is no time limit or expense limit right now. You need to get all the clutter out of your head before you start sorting through it.
So, today, set aside a few minutes to do a mental dump of what you'd like to accomplish. I don't care if it's weight related or not. Just write it down somewhere! Even if it seems like a crazy goal, write it down. No one is gonna see it but you, unless you decide to share.
Then, tomorrow, be ready to make some treasure out of the clutter that's been clogging up your brain.
See you tomorrow!