Have you been spending the last week making a list of all of your goals for the upcoming year? Like many of you, I have been crafting the perfect list – but not necessarily just a list of goals.
At the start of January 2020, I proclaimed it to be my year. I bought a planner with a quote that said “And finally you know it is time to trust the magic of new beginnings.” I was sure that 2020 would be magical in so many ways. Little did I know by March, the whole world would be caught in the midst of a pandemic with many people receiving unemployment, weddings and photo sessions cancelled, school cancelled, among other things. There I was, 2020 supposed to be MY year (like many others I’m sure) and I was homeschooling, trying to stay positive, and becoming frustrated.
So, this year, instead of making big lofty goals, I decided to focus on the intentions behind the goals. How exactly do we go about doing this? Well, figure out what your goals are and write them down just like you always do, but, more than anything, add the plan of action that it will take to get there. If you can’t see the steps, then how are you going to climb to the fifth floor, so to speak?
If I want to lose 15 pounds, I can do all the visualizing and to do lists I want, but what steps do I need to take to actually move through the block of the weight? I can say I am going to have a six-figure business, but that is a pretty lofty goal if I don’t have a first step! Let’s get the paperwork going first.
Don’t just say you’re going to do it, friends. Take that first step and make a move. Hugs and Happy New Year! Let’s toast to progress in 2021!