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The Three Golden Rules to Goal Setting

Today on the blog, I am sharing my three golden rules to goal setting. If you’re a dreamer like me, I hope you find them just as helpful as I did!

A Look at 2019

2020 is officially HERE and chances are, you’ve already got those 2020 goals piling up in your mind. And maybe, just maybe (if you’re anything like me), you’re taking a good, hard look at the 2019 goals that didn’t get accomplished. Such is LIFE! Am I right or am I right?!

2019 was a hard and beautiful year for me. Looking back on all the things I went through, I learned so much about myself as a businesswoman, mother, and person that I truly value and appreciate as we move into 2020. In fact, one of my largest takeaways for the year was learning how to take a step back and outsource some of my behind the scenes work tasks so that I could truly hone in on showing up and serving my people to the best of my ability. This was, by far, the BEST thing I did for myself this year.

The Three Golden Rules to Goal Setting

  1. When setting BIG goals, make sure you include small, milestone goals within them! For example, if you are a creative and you want to create a product to sell in 2020, break that goal down by writing out what needs to get done and when each task needs to get done by in order to hit your big goal of launching it by said date! Setting small, milestone goals as a measurable means to get one step closer to achieving your big goal will help fuel your fire to really make it happen.
  2. Be SMART about your goals. Have you heard of this before? It’s extremely helpful! Let me break it down for ya: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, Time Bound. The SMART method is great for taking the goals that have been floating around in your head for what seems like forever and writing them down in ways that are realistically achievable. I don’t know about you, but I am all about working smarter, not harder! So, to the genius that created the SMART method, thank you for being a freaking genius!!
  3. Schedule in time to work toward your goals. Here’s the tea: goals aren’t achieved overnight. They take time, effort and serious commitment. Don’t just assume you are going to get your goals done in your free time. Chances are, if you don’t write it in and make sure it happens, something else will pop up that needs your attention during your “free time”. Schedule it in and make it happen! Dreams don’t work unless YOU do!

Great Goal Resources

While chasing after my goals this year, I ran into some incredible resources along the way…AKA Rachel Hollis! Her two books, Girl, Wash Your Face and Girl, Stop Apologizing, were my bread and butter this year, and you better believe I am re-reading them for 2020!

Something I have decided to do in 2020 is keep a gratitude journal. It’s really easy to get caught up in the chaos of life that you forget to acknowledge the blessings that surround you. I’m totally guilty of this and ready to take charge of ensuring I don’t fall into this same trap come the New Year! Fun fact: I purchased the hard copy AND the digital version of my gratitude journal because I’m not sure which version I will take to more. I’ll be sure to let ya know though, haha!

Did You Enjoy This Read?

If so, be sure to check out the 2019 family bucket list my family and I took on this year! Find it here.

Best of luck chasing those goals, friend!! Cheers to a great year!

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