So there’s a lot of talking right now about 2019 – how you want to be feeling this time next year, what your goals are. All the big annual stuff.
Today I wanted to share the one thing I do BEFORE I plan out my year to better set me up for success.
This simple process will completely change the goals that you set for yourself. You’ll be goal setting from a completely different energy (and headspace) and that’s really important.
The goal isn’t just to set goals – it’s to set the right, purposeful, intentional goals. The ones that will light up your soul and lead to fulfilment.
There is a whole process around setting goals – but this step is what I want you to focus on BEFORE you get to the goal-setting stage.
Here’s an example of what I mean:
If I took a couple of hours this afternoon to think about what I want to achieve next year I think the first thing my mind would do was say…
“You didn’t nail this year”
“You played small this year”
“You didn’t achieve X, Y, or Z”
Blah Blah. Yadda Yadda.
However, I have found that if I do a few exercises before I get to this stage I am in a way better state of mind for the planning part and will set completely different goals.
It’s important to set your annual goals from a high vibe state, rather than a panicked, ‘didn’t achieve’ state.
Here is the exact process I go through before planning out my annual goals:
I treat myself to a ridiculously powerful journaling session – honestly, I take my ladies through this every time we plan annually and every time we all leave this session with big smiles on our faces feeling a little bit more epic than when we started!
Step 1 – Set aside an hour, distraction-free. Maybe take yourself to your favourite cafe, the park or put on your favourite chilled out tunes. You’ll need a notepad and pen.
Step 2 – Go through the following questions in a notebook (you will be surprised how good you feel afterwards)
Here are the questions to ask yourself:
– What amazing things have I achieved so far this year? (Big and small). Give yourself a high five. Success builds momentum…..
– What did I want to achieve but didn’t? Be honest, why didn’t you? This is about gaining self-awareness because without it you can’t change things.
– How did I limit yourself and how can I stop doing that in 2019?
– What product/service /offering had the most success? If 20% of your efforts bring in 80% of your results it’s good to be aware of this info!
I guarantee you will be feeling VERY different about next year once you have taken 20 mins to answer the above questions.
Love Jo xx