Spring is the perfect time to reflect and refresh your goals. You probably set some goals way back in January. Your goals may have been something formal you wrote down and drew a vision map for. Or maybe you just thought, this is the year I start writing more. Or running. Or finally, clean out that room we toss all the junk in.
However you came to the goal, it’s time to take a look at it and decide what to do now. If you wrote your goals down, pause this video, go grab them, and then come back. If your goals are rattling around in your head, grab a cute notebook and jot them down now. I’ll wait.
Got them written down? Great. Take a few minutes to look over your goals.
Now ask yourself what has been successful so far? And don’t think success equals accomplishing the goal. Sure, there may be a goal you’ve completed in the past three or four months, but not all goals are short term. Maybe you want to lose 20 pounds this year. Take stock, have you lost weight? You probably haven’t lost all 20 pounds, but maybe you’ve lost 5. That’s great! What if you wanted to clean out the junk room? Have you started? Maybe you went in and looked at everything and started plotting your plan for that room once it’s clean.
Those are all success! Make notes of all your progress and give yourself a high five or pay on the back for all you’ve done so far.
Now, not all goals are right for us at all times. That doesn’t mean we’ve failed. It means we need to adjust. Maybe we need to add something to a goal before we can be successful. Your goal was to start running, but you don’t have shoes. Ok, make a note to find shoes! The junk room? You need to add another storage tote for holiday decor, and then you can get started.
You may need to modify your goals a bit. You wanted to walk 10,000 steps a day. You were able to do so at work, but now you’re working from home and finding it harder to get the steps in. Maybe you modify and aim for 7,000 steps a day. When you start hitting 7,000 consistently for a few weeks, you can change it again.
Lastly, maybe you need to subtract a goal or part of a goal. Not all goals are good goals for us. It could be the timing. There could be life changes that prevent us from working for those goals at this time. Let’s say you wanted to pick up a new hobby, like painting. It seemed like a great idea in January, but you never quite got around to it. Now you’re busy with work and your kids. It’s ok to set aside painting for now. It might be a goal you pick back up in the fall. Or let’s say you tried painting, and you hated it. It’s ok to let go of something you started. We don’t have to finish everything or accomplish every goal. Our tastes change. Our lives get busy. Other things catch our eye or give us more meaning.
It’s ok to reflect and refresh our goals.
Always remember it’s ok to change. Goals and our lives may take a different course than we thought. Take time every few months to reflect and refresh your goals. Take a few minutes to write down your goals, find your successes, congratulate yourself for them no matter how big or small, and then make any changes you feel necessary to help you keep finding wins.
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