When we think about our lives, are we thinking about just the daily activities, or are we thinking about the long-term pieces? Yes, we can only live in today, physically, but why not do some planning for our future to help make our tomorrow’s even better?
Sometimes just creating goals can be overwhelming. We are unsure what we really want to do and who we really want to become. But this is ok. We just need to start somewhere, with some small steps taking us in a positive direction.
What do you like to do?
What activities feel easy and effortless?
What are your hobbies?
What are some things that other positive people in your life have told you that you are good at?
What do you consider to be your strengths and weaknesses?
Think back to your childhood…what did you want to be when you were grown up?
Grab a notebook, sometimes the art of actually using a pen and paper can trigger more creativity than typing on our computers. Just write down some answers to the questions above and let your mind explore. See what you come up with for about 30 minutes or so. Then put it away and come back to it for a little while every day for a week. Watch how your ideas flow and change during the course of just a few days. Then, keep the process going until you are able to state a few goals. In an upcoming post, we will talk about the finalizing of our goals, making short-term and long-term goals based on our brainstorming lists. But for now, this is a great start!
See, we often think that we have to have the answers to our future in a drive-thru fashion. We are often asked what we want to do and feel defeated when we cannot quickly provide a business plan laid out with our ideas and plans. However, the best plans are those that take time to create and finalize. Try not to feel pressured to have an answer to all of your life goals, but at the same time do not allow time to get away from you due to fear of the unknown or not knowing where to start.
So, grab a notebook and get started today!