Has the start of a new year overwhelmed you with the messages of resolutions, goal setting, reflection and the pressure to completely transform your life simply because we hit January once more? Or maybe you love this kind of thing and spend hours digging into it, trying new tools and making plans. No matter which side of the spectrum you are on, there is an opportunity before you.
Whether it is January or June, a Monday or a Friday, we have choices to make and opportunities ahead of us. This time of year can be a time of reset for us but the change doesn’t come overnight. It is the daily choices we make that bring growth.
I have come to love setting goals and making plans for a new year. I also value the perspective of setting an overall intention for life. Not an ‘either/or’ approach but ‘both/and’. I have written up a plan for the year and set detailed goals for my business, my volunteer role and my relationships. Some of those goals won’t be worked on for months- a good reminder that we don’t have to do it all at once! I also have a ‘manifesto’ for my year that provides an overarching picture of what I want to focus on.
Over the next few weeks, I will be diving deeper into some of these points and what they mean to me. I am inspired and encouraged when I read what others have set as goals or intentions. This is not an exercise in comparison. Our worth is not found in how grand our goals are or if we achieve them. This is an opportunity to learn from one another and encourage one another on in our pursuit of growth and living our lives well.