If you’re like me, you did not sit down on New Year’s Day and set goals and plan out your whole year. In the Captain house, we are still in the midst of wearing pjs all day, having friends over (in which case we usually change out of pjs) and cleaning leftovers out of the fridge.
Planning will happen next week.
When you are ready to envision your 2019, here are some questions to guide you:
What area(s) of my life is a high priority for change? Consider areas such as: health, work, parenting, relationship, friendship, personal growth, spirituality, home, community.
Who is the person I want to be in this area of my life? Think of adjectives to describe the sort of person you want to be in this area.
What goal supports me being this type of person?
Notice that we started with values (the type of person you want to be), not goals. The power in identifying values first? By acting on values, we make our lives meaningful. So, we can lead meaningful lives right now on the way to reaching our goals (which take time).
Values also help us reach our goals because they are tied to our identity. Behavior follows belief. When I think of myself a connected friend, a creative writer, a fit mom, then I am more likely to act that way. I become the type of person who calls once a week, writes everyday, makes every workout.
What do you need in 2019? Let me know by anonymously responding to these three questions.