As you may know, I set a fiction reading goal this year. I’m also excited to be working toward a healthier more active lifestyle. These goals are personal to me and support my well-being. By choosing goals that are personally realistic and of interest to me (bring me joy) I allow myself to focus on accountability and by tracking my progress, I can focus on incorporating a little more to each goal as time allows and I feel comfortable.
The rule with goals is…there are no set rules. Sure, there are the basic steps, but goals are just as unique as the individuals setting them.
Even if a million other people set reading goals the process and reason could be entirely different for each. The start date and dedicated time are most likely different. For some January 1 is a great energetic day to begin a new goal, but if you have a job or other responsibilities that are hectic during that time then it might seem like the worst date to start. Dedicating time in the morning may work for you or a long lunch or before bed.
- Help you accomplish or incorporate something into your life that brings you joy
- Create happiness
- Balance your responsibilities, self-care, and personal growth
- Bring you closer to a bigger goal
- Support your overall wellbeing
Focus on a personal goal:
- Start by defining a goal or a positive habit that you know will bring you happiness and encourage a positive well-being
- Dedicate time daily that works with your unique schedule
- Celebrate progress and adapt as needed
What does your goal-setting look like? How do your goals encourage positive wellness?
Also, I’m excited to announce that my goal focused journal planner is now complete & available in small batch printing!!! This planner even has a section to record your weekly recap, current read and daily focus (wellbeing, spirit, etc.)! My excitement about seeing a completed goal in print form is beyond measure and my gratitude to all of those encouraging me and supporting me extends to all visiting my sites! The planner is currently 25% off.
I’m working on setting the date for my first goal-setting small group workshop!!! More on that soon!
Questions? Comment below or email me – firstname.lastname@example.org
Goals are personal action plans that celebrate your uniqueness! Goals may seem similar to others, but the reason you set your particular goal is unique to you.
The reason why you want to accomplish a goal is the force behind accomplishment tailored specifically to you.
Dedicate time to discovering why you want to accomplish a certain goal and the action plan will develop. You will set steps in motion to achieve your goal or develop your positive habits.
I’d love to hear what goal you are working on! Share below or email me email@example.com
Today my journal planner is 40% OFF! Find more about it here.
The unique calendar journal (planner) will help guide you on your daily journey during this ‘year in the life of…’ YOU.
No matter how many posts or quotes I share about goal setting I am always working on the main one with a few others floating around in my mind! Goals are works in progress. Some may be completed, but other branches of that goal extend out and need attention. For example, a goal to lose 10 pounds doesn’t completely end after those 10 pounds are gone. That accomplishment most likely requires maintenance and serves as a catalyst for other positive habits and goal setting.
I have talked about categories before and more about those can be found here. Categories help me focus, organize my main focus and helps me stay accountable. My current goal is a blend of productivity and spirit (most categories overlap).
My goal setting encouragement journal was a work in progress for almost three years (some brainstorming started before that!). Sharing something with the world that I am so very passionate about has truly fed my spirit. The challenges have strengthened me, I’m truly grateful for the amazing relationships I have built and beyond excited that I actually have a printed version of a dream turned into a reality! This goal is far from complete though; it’s certainly a work in progress.
This goal has inspired several other goals. Through the challenges and lack of a mass sell out I have discovered so much about myself & looking forward to much more discovery! Without all of the mini goals and celebrated accomplishments, I could have lost focus. Even as I type this I am working on a cover re-design; (goals are works in progress)!
Your goal is unique to you. Your why is personal to you. No matter how grand or simple your goal may seem, it’s worth your attention and dedicated time. It’s part of you, it’s part of your journey that will create your future.
Live with intention (defined as a determination to act in a certain way and to live with a plan). I encourage you to focus daily on creating your joy and peace. You are capable and worthy. Whether you focus on a category, a personal or professional goal, or a dream you keep thinking about. Take action. Create the steps. Celebrate accomplishments!
I’d love to hear what current goal you are working on! Share in the comments below or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Find me on Instagram for daily encouraging quotes.
You can purchase my goal setting journal here. With revised cover and currently 25% off; under $15!
Thanks for reading and following!
To show my gratitude & excitement I want to give-away a FREE copy or two of my new journal!
Do you like to journal, are you a list person, are you focusing on a goal or three or four? My journal is a perfect gift for yourself or a friend!
- Follow my Successencourager blog, if you are not already (my posts are all about encouraging your goal success!)
- Comment below by sharing a goal topic you’d like to focus on or are currently focusing on
- Enter no later than Saturday Nov. 17th (winners contacted by Nov. 22nd)
Winners will be contacted and asked to provide a mailing address for the journal to be shipped to.
*Sorry, US entries only. Shipping is only available to United States addresses right now (international options in the future!)
What are you winning exactly? – My unique journal will help guide you on your daily journey during this ‘year in the life of…’ The word ‘of’ can simply be followed up by your name or by what you are focused on being this year; being healthier, a writer, a student, an artist, a creator, a business owner, a traveler, a doer. It’s YOUR year. With this goal-focused journal guide, you can celebrate accomplishments, easily create action steps, stay focused & motivated and even reach beyond your comfort zone & try new things while journaling your thoughts and action plan.
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Thank you so much for your support and encouragement! Keep goaling!
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My journal is finally in print form!! To show my gratitude & excitement I will be giving away a few copies very soon! Stay tuned!
This unique calendar journal will help guide you on your daily journey during this ‘year in the life of…’ The word ‘of’ can simply be followed up by your name or by what you are focused on being this year; being healthier, a writer, a student, an artist, a creator, a business owner, a traveler, a doer. It’s YOUR year. With this goal-focused journal guide, you can celebrate accomplishments, easily create action steps, stay focused & motivated and even reach beyond your comfort zone & try new things while journaling your thoughts and action plan.
Available at Lulu here.
In another post, I defined the word empower and a few other words. I’ve been asked to give more details and focus on the actions needed to accomplish goals. Taking action toward a goal that will bring more joy to your life is how you create the future you truly want. Your goals create you. Taking action empowers you. As simple or grand as your goals may seem they are uniquely yours; uniquely you.
One form of action is to learn as much as you can about what your passion and what brings you joy. Ask yourself:
- What hobby or activity brings me the most joy and/or peace?
- Do you feel relaxed when you create? What is your favorite creative outlet (writing, drawing, baking, crafting, etc.)?
- Is there a class or online tutorial I can take to advance my skills even further toward this hobby or activity?
- Are there clubs or groups that I can join to help incorporate this into my daily routine and become even more comfortable with it?
Another form of action is to set goals that promote your own well-being. Questions to ask:
- What life category do you feel is the most important right now at this time your life? For example, if Spirit is the most important to you right now have you set aside time to meditate, journal, stretch or truly unwind at the end of each day? What goals can you set and easily fit into your current daily routine that promotes your own well-being? What time of day can you dedicate to accomplishing this goal or these goals?
- Do you have someone in your support circle to set this goal with that is encouraging?
Action empowers you to create the life you want to live. First defining your goal focus and then creating just one step daily that gets you closer to that focus gives you control to accomplish what is most important to you. Check out my week-long process in my previous post if you need to define your main goal focus.
I’m very excited about my newest project and I will be giving away a copy of my goal journal very soon!!!
Keep goaling and reach out and let me know what goal you are focused on right now!
Self-care comes in several forms; goal setting and positive habits are just two forms. How do you practice self-love? How much time do you dedicate to self-care? What does your future look like and how are you working toward that vision?