Goal Keeping

goalkeepersNo, I’m not talking about soccer. Or rugby. Or quidditch.

I’m talking about those goals you made last month for the new year. How are they going for you?

Committing to a goal is exciting. It brings with it new energy, new hope for happiness, and…change. Uh-oh. There it is. Change. Our commitments require us to change. If they didn’t, we wouldn’t need to commit to something in the first place, would we? We often secretly expect new year magic to come in and make us different so we can have the outcomes of our new year’s goals…which come from the awareness that we need to change. See? Tricky!

Let’s look more closely at what our resolutions really require us to do. Run one of your goals through the following questions to see what you are really committing to:

1.     What is my goal? (Keep it simple, realistic and attainable.)
2.    What would keep me from achieving this goal?
3.     What do I have to give up in order to make this goal happen?
4.     What do I have to begin doing in order to make this goal happen?
5.     What would support me in achieving this goal?
6.     How can I break this goal down into manageable steps?
7.     What is a good first step toward this goal?

Knowing what we are in for when committing to anything helps us know how to be prepared and advocate for our success. You are an evolving soul that embraces change. Cooperate with that metamorphosis!

Watch for tomorrow’s video on generating the motivation to reach your goals!

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One thought on “Goal Keeping

  1. Just wanted to thank you, and you have been my motivator to continue to start and to get done with our cupboards​! There are many more cupboards than I thought when starting out, but now that we are half done, there are that other half staring me in the face. NOW, I will go out and work on more upper cabinet doors, and sincerely you did motivate me with your sharing.

    I’m going to go eat my healthy lunch now too, as you also reminded me to keep on task with that too.

    Love you, and your way of drawing out more of who I am, Linda Michael

    On Wed, Jan 18, 2017 at 3:54 PM, Spirituality & Counseling wrote:

    > lynnbarrette posted: “No, I’m not talking about soccer. Or rugby. Or > quidditch. I’m talking about those goals you made last month for the new > year. How are they going for you? Committing to a goal is exciting. It > brings with it new energy, new hope for happiness, and…change.” >

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