A few weeks ago I found myself jet set to Dallas – it happened fast. I was traveling all alone which was a little disappointing at first but I actually enjoyed the reflection time the solo trip brought me. I realized just how many great ideas I have or plans, goals and dreams that pop into my mind throughout the year. [Well, I think they’re pretty great.]
I had my journal with me that I began at the start of the year. I browsed through the pages and reread my previous entries.
I started to flag the pages I wanted to write about or reference again. As I began to run out of Post-It notes I noticed that nearly every page was flagged!
Here is one cool tidbit…
I wrote goals of things I wanted to be involved with this year (none of which was I involved with in January)
TEDx Women, present my own “talk” (result: scheduled on the selected speaker slate for TEDxFremontEastWomen on 12/5!)
The Cupcake Girls (result: their PR and Marketing Director!)
Women’s Ministry at my church (result: became involved with three different studies this year, made a ton of new friends and asked to attend leadership training to possibly lead a small group next year!)
Travel (result: most amazing trip to Trujillo, Peru)
Setting goals is vitally important. When you think something up, write it down. It will put that idea in your mind and you will work towards that whether it is conscious or not. I wrote most of this down and didn’t do much with it after that…or so I thought. Was the universe helping me out or was I acting with my subconscious to reach these desired goals for my life?
How can you start setting goals for yourself?
Grab a simple notebook.
Think. Mostly think about what you what in your life.
Write down your thoughts.
Guess what, it doesn’t matter if you don’t do everything on the list. In fact, you wont. You will look back and see that some of the things you used to want to do or thought were important, aren’t anymore. Other items will take more time. That’s okay, too.
Enjoy the process.