Category: Goal Setting

Setting Goals and Intentions- Ask, Seek, Knock…

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Goals and intentions help provide us with guidance and stability. Because it is the start of the year, I felt compelled to write an article about setting goals and intentions. First, let’s talk about setting intentions. Last year January I wrote, Ditch New Year’s Resolutions. Set Intentions Instead. In that article, I discussed what an intention is and I shared my intentions for 2021.  An intention is intangible. It is a word or statement that can help ground or recentre you when you get a little off track. It is what you want to embody as you move through your year. A drishti of sorts, an intention can create for you a point of focus.

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How to Set Goals and Roadmap Your Life

We have all been told at some point in our lives that we should set goals for ourselves. This shouldn’t be too difficult right? So we think of a few things that we want to achieve. We may even quickly jot them down on a piece of paper, but then what? Maybe we place the piece of paper aside or safely put it away and get on with our lives. Then we stumble through life like a person trying to find their way around in a dark room. We stump our toes and bump into things, because we can’t see where we are going or what we are doing. After some time of stumbling around, we begin to feel tired, frustrated, unfulfilled and unhappy.

Our goals have not been clearly defined and we do not have a roadmap for our lives. Would you set out on a journey to a destination, be it a trip, an event etcetera, and not decide on a plan for how you will get there? I am doubtful that you will. Would you take the bus or a taxi or drive? What route would you take? What time do you need to leave? How long will it take you to get there? What do you need to take with you? You would consider and plan all these things. So why would you set out on your most important journey, life, without a roadmap?

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