The smartest thing about setting a S.M.A.R.T. goal is that if you create a goal for yourself that thrills you, and allows you to learn something new about yourself you will see that there are still things about you that you’ve not yet discovered. That, to me, is one of the biggest reasons to set specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and time-specific goals. Very often, I am excited about what the next thing is I will discover I can do. I know that for some people planning to learn something they’ve never done before is daunting. But, isn’t life much more worthwhile when you see how big you can dream, and how much there is to still learn? Maybe that’s me, and the tiny little friends in my mind, lol. But, why settle for mundane living when anything you want to do can be accomplished by creating small action steps every day towards living with excitement and newness!
You’ve heard me talk about serendipity. And you’ve read some of the ways I’ve achieved my dreams by first imagining them in my mind. Well, setting and achieving personal and professional goals several times a year keeps the spice of life alive for me. I don’t plan to achieve one thing per year. I plan to achieve at least one thing per aspect of my life that I see needs reshaping or elevating. Sometimes, that means I need to change my lifestyle practices. Sometimes, that means I need to elevate my networks. And sometimes, that means I need to learn a new skill for my business. It’s not all fun and giggles, but it does make life more interesting and me, more creative.
What smart goals are you realistically working to achieve over the next 3 months? COVID may have slowed down some things, but it doesn’t have to slow down the way you think about living a purpose-driven life. It might just require more flexibility in how to execute those goals.
*This blog is about becoming free. It’s a reflection of introspective thoughts and experiences that have crossed miles of self-discovery. I created this blog to inspire others to live life with less self-criticism, judgment and openness to new experiences. May you find that you learn how to live a life by design and on your own terms!*