Tis the season for all the resolutions – there’s no escaping them. You’ll see them posted on Facebook, you’ll overhear discussions about them at your local cafe, and you may even make some yourself.
I’ve moved away from resolutions and have shifted over to goals. Why?
- Goals give you time
When you set goals, you get to put a date on when they’re “due” for completion. The goals I set for myself for 2017 give me all the way until December to achieve them, and that feels really comfortable/doable while still lighting a bit of a fire beneath me.
- Goals leave room for growth
Goals tend to start with a focus on where you are now and where you want to be at the end of the timeline. That baseline and reach put you in a growth mindset which can have a noticeable impact on other areas of your life.
- Goals can be exceeded
I like setting minimum goals with room for me to surpass them. It feels good to meet a goal early and go above and beyond!
- Goals can be set anytime
Because goals are specific and time-based, they are more flexible. I have the goals I set for 2017 and know that, if something else presents itself, I can add a new goal to the list with its own due date.
The end result of both goals and resolutions are, usually, to get yourself to a better place, and that’s great! This month we’ll be digging into the kinds of goals you might set and ways to keep yourself moving forward.
Happy New Year!