Let’s continue with tips that can make 2020 your best year yet! Last email we talked about the importance of writing your goals.
Sometimes we may set goals for ourselves that we don’t deeply care about. We set them because we assume that we should want to achieve certain things. As a result, our goals become another overwhelming to-do-list.
How do we make our goals exciting and inspiring?
By discovering your feelings behind the goals, and attaching those feelings to the goals!
For each goal ask yourself:
- How do I want to feel?
- Why did I choose this goal?
Let’s say you want to lose weight. Feeling energized so you can do more activities with friends and loved ones, may be the feeling you identify behind the weight loss goal.
Let’s say you want to make more money. The feelings of security and freedom are what you may identify that drive that goal forward.
When our goals are aligned with our core values and they are meaningful then no matter what obstacles come in the way, we find the energy to take action and move forward. Our feelings inform our thoughts and perspectives and actions.
“Don’t allow your mind to tell your heart what to do. The mind gives up easily.” – Paulo Coelho
So, pick your top three goals, and determine your “WHY”s. The deeper you go with your “WHY”s the more you will be moved emotionally, and that is what will make you take action. And when faced with a challenge you will find yourself more resilient and determined.
Here is a way to practice to help you with the process. Yes, keep going deep, and keep writing until you get a feeling of a deep emotion that may even show up as tearing of your eyes or other emotional expression. (You may get to it in a few steps, but usually, it takes six or seven steps!) You may want to this exercise with a partner; it is powerful to share.