Do you have a lot of different goals that you want to pursue in 2023?
Do you have soo many goal, that it’s almost overwhelming to think about?
Do you feel a bit flustered when you think about where to even begin?
Sit tight. This blog post is for… us! Because, I know the feeling!
I mean, is there really a thing as having too many goals?
Yes. However, it is not a bad problem to have! Like many things, it’s all about HOW you manage it.
I get it. I promise you. I also have a lot of goals. Some, I didn’t achieve in 2022, I haven’t given up on. I’ve just carried them over to 2023.
The hack I’m using this year, to stay organized and beat the overwhelm is to:
💎Make a list of ALL of the goals that you want to achieve or work on in 2023
💎Separate the goals into categories: Spiritual, Financial, Career, Health & Fitness, Personal Development, Self-Care, etc.
💎 If you have multiple goals for a specific category, select 1 – 3 of those goals to focus on for the first quarter of the year (Jan – March 31).
💎 For each goal that you achieve by then end of the 1st quarter, replace it with a new goal to work on in quarter 2.
The idea is to replace each goal that you accomplish in one quarter, with another goal in the next. This is helpful, because balance is key! You don’t want to burn out or get so overwhelmed that you give up. If you’ve got too much going on, it is okay to move a goal to the next quarter.
It is better to be effective in pursuit of your goal than to simply be busy.
💎 Break each of your goals into small action steps. Identify things that you can daily, weekly and monthly, until you reach your goal.
💎 If you feel like you need to hit pause on a goal and pursue it later, do it. It’s okay. However, I encourage, intentionally, approaching it with the mindset that you are hitting pause until the next quarter. Prior to starting the next quarter, revisit your action plan and see if there are any adjustments you can make that would allow you to still actively work towards the goal in the next quarter, rather than giving up on it or postponing it altogether.
Small steps count. ALL steps matter!
Pause vs Postponing
Pause vs Stopping
Try to focus on making progress rather than racing to the finish line.
When you set your goals, I always recommend setting a date, because it is a great way to hold yourself accountable. Each time you review your goals/action plan and see the date – you can really reflect and measure your progress better. It forces you to be more honest with yourself about how you’re doing and how you’ve been managing your time. However, however, however! IF you feel like like you tend to focus more on achieving the goal by the date more than the action steps and progress made… Then, I recommend NOT setting a date at all. Why? Because, it’s almost symbolic of removing unnecessary pressure. It gives you wiggle room to pivot and make adjustments to your action plan more freely. If you feel like you have to stick to the original plan and constantly thinking of hitting a specific deadline, it can cause unnecessary overwhelm.
Center your focus on enjoying the journey in working towards your goal and who you are becoming in the process, rather than just looking forward to reaching your destination!
I have a family friend who would always say, ” It’s all in the mind.” And, he’s so right. Everything is mindset. It really is all IN the mind. Because, our mindset usually dictates our actions.
Think to pause rather than giving up.
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