setting goals for the new year

I am hardwired for goal setting. Always looking ahead, pushing forward. A few days ago, I asked my husband about his goals for the new year and it about knocked him off the chair.

Goals?  What exactly do you mean?

It nearly sent him running when I asked if he had any goals specific to personal growth.  😀

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All kidding aside, making such goals might seem strange to some of you. Overkill. But setting goals for personal growth is something I picked up in therapy many years ago. It is also plays a significant role in living a life with purpose and intention. Like it or not, we are all moving forward in one of two ways:

1. By or own volition, making conscious daily choices that determine our direction.
2. By being swept up in a tidal wave of circumstances and activities, hoping we land “on the other side” with everything intact.

My actions today determine my future. If I never take the time to determine goals for myself, marriage, or family – my destination is anyone’s guess. On the flip side, if I set goals and prioritize my life accordingly I can be fairly certain I’ll land somewhere in the vicinity.

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Where do I begin? Lara Casey’s website is a great place to start. Click HERE for a motivational post about goal setting for the new year. [Her website is FULL of inspiring tips and resources to help you develop a plan for your own life.] The most important thing is just to start.

Let your life be a reflection of all that is important to you.

Mary - January 3, 2014 - 1:07 pm

“living a life with purpose and intention”
Purpose and intention are exactly what my words are for this year! Looks like they are already working for me. Thanks for the great post Tina. 2014 is already shaping up to be an awesome year.

Tina - January 3, 2014 - 1:28 pm

How cool is that, Mary?!!!!!

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