I’ve been thinking about goals recently and it occurred to me that in my personal win/loss column for accomplishing goals that I’ve set, I’m about 3 for 8,432. I have a tendency to start things and not follow them through. So shoot me! Who does follow through with their goals?! Actually, there are a lot of people who do, and you know what they are called? Successful. That’s what they are, Successful. Apparently, you can’t be successful in life if you don’t set and achieve your goals. Really, that is the very definition of success… literally. Google it and see: Success = the accomplishment of an aim or purpose. So, I better get myself some goals… yikes!
Trust me, I am no novice to goal setting. But I am a novice to goal REACHING. Let’s face it, goals are scary things and no matter how easy you make them, it’s always easier to just give up on them. I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve set the weight goal. I’ve written it down on sticky notes, set reminders on my phone, made lists of how I’ll get to that weight and what I’ll do when I’m there, made detailed spreadsheets on how I will count calories and exercise… Over and over and over again. And there have been a few times where I have reached the weight goal… but never for good. Perhaps this is just not the right type of goal for me.
I recently started this little makeup business and I’m soooo excited about it. But as I was reflecting on goals today, I realized that I simply don’t have any of them. And I’ve got to change that. So you, my beloved blog followers (all three of you, LOL), will be my guinea pigs for testing out some goal setting and goal reaching.
I’ve heard that goals need to be clearly defined and tangible. But perhaps I need to look at the broader scope of what I want. What do I want from this business? That’s the $64,000 question. We’ll start with a few things that immediately come to mind:
- I want to love my little business with all my heart and enjoy working it EVERY DAY
- I want to be the kind of person that people want to know and want to do business with
- I want to expand my little world, meet new people, and see new places
- I want to surround myself with other positive women
- I want to feel accomplished every day
These aren’t the type of goals that have a tangible ending, but they are the type of goals that I can work toward accomplishing anew every day. What do they say? Progress rather than perfection. I am so grateful to have been given the opportunity that I have. It kind of just fell in my lap. So, we’ll see where it takes me… and hopefully, the art of setting goals will get a little easier.