11 Feb One Goal at a time
Goodbye, January and hello, February! Time is definitely flying. With that realization, we encourage you to pause and reflect.
- What was great about January?
- What would you have liked to see differently?
- Knowing what you know now, what will you shift and do or enjoy in February?
I think self-reflection is so important. When we forget to stop and smell the roses or sit in the muck, we don’t get to take advantage of the life experience we have gained.
Personally, February is a reminder that setting a goal is not as simple as deciding where I want to go. There is a lot more to factor in if I actually want to be successful. To learn more about the nuances of goal-setting, dive into this article by habits guru, James Clear.
Key Insights of the article:
- Goal setting is not only about choosing the rewards you want to enjoy, but also the costs you are willing to pay.
- Goals determine your direction. Systems determine your progress. You’ll never get anywhere just by holding the rudder. You have to row.
- One of the fastest ways to make progress on your goals is to simply press pause on less important things and focus on one goal at a time.
- To use habit stacking, just fill out this sentence: After/Before [CURRENT HABIT], I will [NEW HABIT].
- But what would it look like if we added an upper bound to our goals and behaviors?
- Whether or not you achieve your goals in the long-term has a lot to do with what types of influences surround you in the short-term.
What is your main takeaway from this article? Are you ready to set a goal for yourself this month and stick with it?
By Victoria Emmitt RD