It is that time of year when many people will focus on setting goals and New Years Resolutions. No doubt: over the next few weeks you’ll come across articles about the “perfect” goals, how to set goals, or how you can finally achieve your New Years Resolutions.
Lose. Save. Start. Stop. Learn. Organize… You know the list.
Well, I’ll just say it: STOP. Don’t do it. Leave the resolutions behind and avoid the to-do list of goals.
Gasp! A coach that isn’t into goal setting? What the whaa?!?
It is true. I don’t start with goals for myself, and I work with clients to start somewhere much more important before committing to a goal. There is a much more effective way to achieve what you want. When you start with your vision about what you want for your life, the right goals become clear. Really.
Here’s why: a goal is “the object of a person’s ambition or effort; an aim or desired result” while a vision is seeing yourself in the context of what you want your life to be. Goals are arbitrary, if not connected to the big picture of who you are and what you want for your life. Having a vision enables you to actively choose what to do every day, based on a clear picture of your life. Resolutions likely won’t change your life, but having a clear vision can make all the difference in the world.
That is why I LOVE leading the Vision Board Workshop. It is a structured activity, designed to tap into your what you want to create in your life or business. And when you bring clarity to what you want, you begin the process of aligning your life to fulfill that vision.