My introduction to Goal Setting and Goal Crushing
I'm not entirely sure why, but goal setting has always fascinated me. When I moved to LA, I worked at lululemon for a few years and they introduced me to goal setting as a concept and it really blew me away. I remember we were all told to find our B-HAG (Big Hairy Audacious Goal). That was so scary to talk about! Would people think I'm crazy if I said I wanted to travel the world for a living or be known as the best adventurous wedding planner of all time?
We would even get together outside of work and have mini goal coaching sessions, talk about what we're doing everyday to get closer to our goals and celebrate every time someone accomplished one.
Now, we all have our own techniques when it comes to setting goals and actually reaching them but here are 3 tips that have really helped me check them off my list!
Write them down.
Whether it's in a notebook or on your Facebook page, there is scientific proof that you're more likely to accomplish them if you start by writing them down! If anything, you are declaring to yourself, on paper, that these are some goals and dreams you would like to accomplish in the near future. Next to each goal, make sure to write your "by when" date. For example: I will travel to Bali by October 2019. (Note: I didn't say I want. I said I WILL!)
- Get yourself a buddy.
If I have no one checking in on me, you can be CERTAIN that I will not be going to the gym every morning but if I know someone is waiting for me at 7am, I will not let them down! Not only that, but talking through your goals with someone else can be really inspiring. They may have great ideas that you never thought about but overall, they are your very own cheerleader.
Be kind to yourself.
There's no point in beating yourself up if you didn't accomplish something exactly when you wanted to. Reflect on what you could have done better and move on! It's also OK to modify your goals. Life happens and things change. I think one of my 5- year goals was to live in a big house...umm I live on a boat with my husband and 2 dogs and I am LOVING it!
Hope this was helpful! What is ONE goal you are definitely crushing this year?
(photo by Lauren Han)
Published by: Gabrielle Pinkerton in Lifestyle