Hi Friends! It is 2018!!!
By now, I’m hoping all of us have moved passed the “new year, new me” phase and have taken the opportunity to dig deep into what we want for the year. Setting intentional goals for this year can make us better than we were the last!
Like some of you, I created goals back in December. I thought I was ready for 2018. I had just graduated college (YAY!) and was so pumped thinking, “I’m going to accomplish everything I couldn’t do while in school!”
So I made goals. These goals gave me all the “feels” – strong, empowered, ready to take on the world. I was ready. Then, I shared my goals with my mentor and she gracefully commented, “That’s great! Seems like a lot, but it all sounds great!” Right after that, I read through Lara Casey’s blog on cultivating goals that matter and had to question myself for a minute.
Why do you want these goals, Cortney? Is this for you or do you have something to prove to someone?
Why so many?!
You just graduated college….when will you rest? (Do you even know what it means to rest?) Can you do it all?
The truth of the matter is friends, you can’t do it all and do it all well. And if you spend your time creating goals to prove things to the world, what will you be proving to yourself? If we seek guidance, follow our instincts and focus on cultivating a few goals that matter, we CAN do well.
Don’t be discouraged by all the people in this world who seem to have it all together and know exactly what they want to do. It’s okay to take your time. Grow three goals instead of ten. Embrace a season of rest instead of being “on your grind”. We have to eliminate all distractions and be real with ourselves. I did.
Some of the goals I originally had were on my goals list for the past 4-5 years. It’s not that they weren’t good goals. I was just trying to do too much at one time. EVERY YEAR. And a lot of nothing got done.Here’s where a great mentor, supportive friends, and Lara Casey’s Powersheets came into play for me. By making use of these resources, I’m on my way to a great 2018.
Join me on Friday for my “Goals Reveal” post! Let’s go after greatness together this year and for the rest of our lives. Let’s peel back all the layers in our minds that hold us back from being great. We can do this!
All my Love,