I don’t know if you’ve heard, but I am not a big fan of new years resolutions. Why? Because to me, a resolution means you need to fix something with you or your life. And I’m a total believer that we are all exactly where we are meant to be and given all the gifts we need to serve others in this moment.
Resolutions mean you aren’t good enough.
Resolutions mean that you need to be a better person.
So can we vow to not make silly self commitments to go to the gym every day and never eat sugar again (who is sane enough to commit to that?!)? Because you are totally amazing right now, just as you are.
Although I am a resolution-basher, I totally believe in continuing to strive to live the life you want. Whether that’s a life spent globe-trotting with your best friend. Or a life where you are intentional about spending time with your family and growing your relationships with your friends. I know it’s so important to be active in how you are pursuing your life, so I am a big fan of writing down goals.
Did you know that only 13% of people have goals in mind for their life and only 3% of people actually WRITE DOWN THEIR GOALS?! Friends, do you want to look back on your life and wonder how the heck you got to the point you are? Even if your goal is as simple as “visit my grandparents in Oregon this year” (this was one of my 2017 goals that I wrote down), you are being intentional about how you want to live your life. You are so much more likely (like 40% more likely) to achieve your goals if you write them down.
Every January, Ben and I have a goal setting night where we clear off our white board from the previous year, pour some wine and spend the evening talking about and writing down what we want to achieve that year. So can I please encourage you to take just one evening in January to write down what you want out of 2018?
Here are some practical tips that Ben and I take to write down our goals:
Ok, now it’s your turn to pour a big glass of wine, put my inspirational Spotify playlist on the speaker and physically write down your goals for 2018 and beyond. I’m doing in right alongside you, friend, and cheering for you every step of the way!
To get you in the goal writing mood, I created a inspirational playlist to blast on the radio while you write down your 2018 goals! So pour a glass of wine, take out a piece of paper and get writing!