Many people are starting to shift their perspective about making New Year's Resolutions because they are noticing that when they make a resolution, they seem to do well with their intentions through (maybe) the end of February. Instead of resolutions, I want to encourage you to think about making concrete goals for yourself. Check out the meanings of each word...
- Resolution definition = a position arrived at after consideration
- Resolution synonym = intention, decision
- Goal definition = the end toward which effort is directed
- Goal synonym = purpose, objective
Goals are about the effort and end. Which I interpret to mean it's not only about obtaining that objective, but also about the journey or path you took to get there! Let's make a resolution this year to make goals instead of resolutions. :)
I was so excited to spend a couple of hours the other night looking at The Oola Wheel (highly recommend) and analyzing the 7 "F"s of my life: Faith, Friends, Fun, Field (Career), Finance, Fitness, and Family. I rated each area from 1-10 based on how satisfied I was with my current situation. Although I didn't have any revelations about which areas I wanted to work on more this year, it was incredibly motivating to see it all laid out like this!
From there, I used The Wheel to launch my goal setting session using the SMART strategy. This is where I had some revelations! It took some time and proved to be such a rewarding experience, and I couldn't be more motivated to work toward and accomplish these goals this year!