I feel like goal setting has always been an ugly thing for me. It has never worked. I would set goals, wouldn’t track them and would not accomplish them. Then an even uglier cycle of guilt and resentment would start.
This year feels different. I’ve realized that there are many areas of my life that need “work”. Not in the “my life is a wreck” sense, but in the “things are so good. Let’s keep the momentum” way.
Let’s take a look at everything I do:
- Homeschool my kids
- run a household
- Run a product based business
- Creative Biz Rebellion Podcast and more
- podcast production
It’s a lot and sometimes it can feel very overwhelming. I knew going into this year (yes I’m starting my year in July) that I would need more clarity and more direction to make the things I want to make happen, happen. So I decided the best course of action would be to try my hand at goal setting again.
Why will it work this time? Because I’m ready. Let me say it again: I’m ready.
I don’t think you can do anything well until you are fully and completely ready to commit. I realize that in the past, I have not been in a place where I was ready to make goals and keep them. Part of my goal setting this year is to change that. I’m going to become the type of person who sets goals!
So, how am I doing it?
I have a few tools that I’m working through and loving. I recently picked up the Cultivate What Matters Powersheets by Lara Casey. In all honesty, I’ve purchased them before and not used them. I have actually been sitting down and working through them like a boss! I love that it is spiral bound and I can tote it anywhere.
Now, the powersheets are not a planner but a goal tracker. To help me keep my planning in place, I’m using the Inkwell Press planner. This will be my home and hub for #allthethings. Last year, I had 3 planners: one for homeschool, one for home and one for work. This did not work for me so I decided to commit to the Inkwell Press planner. Best part? They built in some goal setting pages and tracking too so I was able to transfer some of my work from the powersheets to the planner.
Lastly, I’m still BFFs with my buddy Trello. Trello is where I house all my nitty gritty work things and where I manage the many projects I’m working on. Some of what is in Trello will be in multiple places and vice versa but it serves a very different purpose from my planner and powersheets.
I’m excited to see where my goal setting and planning journey takes me. I’m also very excited for my word of the year: Harmony. This is the year I make it all work so my life and work are less stressful and peaceful.
So, I’m curious: what roadblocks have kept you from goal setting?