Many of us have already set our New Year’s resolutions/goals or are setting them now for this year. Of course, I also set goals for myself at the beginning of and throughout the year, and I’ve observed that in the last two years, I have not accomplished as many as I’d like.
Upon reflection, and I’ve mentioned this before in other articles, I noticed that when I fell short of my goals, I made decisions to feel like crap. As early as in the middle of last year, I started to fear that the amount of unaccomplished goals were mounting upon one another, and when I would think of the possibility of not accomplishing something it felt like everything was going to be added to the next year, and a mountain of unaccomplished goals would collapse on me.
How Will This Year Be Different?
From an early age, I observed I had a specific skill set, and as I’ve progressed through life, I’ve accepted
and enhanced it partly through various training of alternative healing. For over 20 years, I have been tweaking my course in life with the expectation of a specific end result. My journey has been arduous, partly because sometimes I recognized necessary adjustments only after being far down a particular path and it took more effort to change course – small picture vs. big picture.
Last year, I started to alter the way I view my goals and accomplishments and I’ve experienced some success. What I’ve noticed about myself is that I am very ambitious without organization. I like creating a lot of lists, a list for each major goal, which I had at least 7 or more major goals for the year, with the expectation that I would accomplish them all – like a robot.
So, one question I asked myself was, “What if I decide on 1 attainable goal for the whole year?” Whoa, what?! This was almost too lack luster for me to handle. I realized I like the thrill of setting a lot of goals so I can experience the elation of completing them all. However, when I didn’t complete all of them, that ambitious part of me would crash and burn.
I will share a few successful tips I have developed so far.
Brainstorming: My Potential Goals for 2019
It’s important to understand what you want, not just for this year but period. Sometimes we overlook the big picture goals because they are not attainable in the moment. So, we create smaller, “realistic” goals to accomplish. This can be great, and it can be destructive.
Let’s just brainstorm, without judging the ideas/goals that come into your head. In my list below, I am using previous goals I did not accomplish because they are still on my list. Don’t worry about prioritization or organization at this point.
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- Buy a house in Europe
- Buy a house in the U.S.
- Get married – don’t get me started, oh, I said not to judge.
- Grow my own micro-greens
- Lower my monthly bills by 80%
- Finish writing my interactive self-enhancement book
- Get all the tattoos I’ve been wanting
- Be completely healthy
- Complete the outline for my online course
- Publish a creative journal
Remove the “Realistic” Part of My Goals & Live Outside the Boundaries of the Possible
This is important for me moving forward. Part of the problem, in the past, was setting goals that my brain believed were realistic. When I didn’t accomplish them I would be up in arms, like “What’s wrong
with me… blah, blah” … etc.
Keeping my goals just outside my grasp is the way to go, for me – I can continue to strive toward something and if I don’t reach it, in the time period I said I would, then my brain says it’s okay because it’s just outside my grasp, and I don’t start developing this complex of feeling like I won’t ever reach it because how can I not reach what my mind considers a reachable goal without thinking something is wrong with me? This practice stops my mind from going down this road and keeps it occupied on the tasks at hand.
Do the Impossible
From my brainstorm list, I ultimately end up with a shorter list of goals that I can’t conceive, at the moment, of how to accomplish. This is great brain food. My brain loves being presented with problems that are not easy to solve. It will spend 24 hours/7 days a week in the foreground and background areas of itself coming up with solutions and pathways for the impossible to become the possible.
My Do the Impossible Goal for 2019
- Bring some laughter, encouragement and enhancement to at least 1,000,000,000 people.
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All the best,
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