Setting Out to Set Goals

Good morning and welcome to another work week! Okay, I’m not actually that excited about Mondays. In fact, I had a really hard time leaving my warm, comfortable bed and I couldn’t get the fire lit under my ass, so I was running a teeny-tiny bit late. Now I feel behind and my mind feels scattered but that’s nothing a quiet moment and a cup of strong coffee can’t fix.

This week I am working on setting goals. I don’t want to be the kind of person who is super goal oriented, I’m just looking to start mapping out a road plan. I want to start thinking about which choices I should be making to get where I would like to be and I need something to look at to motivate myself to turn my ideal future into my reality.

I have been living up until now with a “no goal, just do what feels right” attitude, which I liked very much. I don’t plan to stop doing that completely, it’s how I try new things and remain flexible. The problem is I have no way of knowing if I have made any progress and I have no way of knowing what to do when it’s time for tough choices. I feel like I was floating out in the ocean, which felt really nice, but no I want to swim toward the shore, any shore, but I have no direction and no way to know if I am getting closer.

First you create your “big picture” of what you want to do with your life, and identify the large-scale goals that you want to achieve.

Then, you break these down into the smaller and smaller targets that you must hit to reach your lifetime goals.

Finally, once you have your plan, you start working on it to achieve these goals.

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I want to start out small, with three goals maybe? Each for a different area of my life? Or maybe goals for different lengths of time, a month, a year, five years? Then I want to break those big goals down into smaller ones so I have a road map of how to get there. I’ve never really done this before so it’s probably going to take the whole week. And I will probably have to tweak it a lot as I learn more.

So wish me luck on this new way of getting things done. And if you have any tips or advice for setting or achieving goals let me know, I could use all the help I can get :/

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Hello! My name is Lisa. I find the human condition fascinating and I often write stuff about that. I blog at zenandpi.com but you can also find me on Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram, and if you like what I do, consider signing up for my newsletter. Thanks :)

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