Every year you set goals or intentions for the year. Sometimes you carry them out for a week, sometimes a month, sometimes you forget even setting them, and sometimes you even get lucky and they happen without even realizing it. Well don’t worry, you’re not the only one.
The truth is we often set goals for ourselves that are unrealistic, or goals we don’t really want to do but we feel like we should, or we forget to put a structure in place to remember we set those goals.
We want this year to be truly amazing for you, so if you open this on New Year's Eve or not, we'd like to show you how to create a powerful intention for the year that will continue to inspire you and help you actually accomplish your goals!
The first step is to set Compassionate Goals. These are goals that:
- Make you feel good.
- Are not about fixing yourself or punishment.
- Are realistic (For example, it’s unrealistic to say you’ll work out 7 days a week if you only work out 1 day a week)
- They aren’t shoulds they are I want tos and I get tos.
The next step in our intention setting process:
- Pick three areas of life you want to go to work on this year.
- Write down what you would like to accomplish and by when (be realistic). I have accomplished x by (date).
- Visualize yourself accomplishing these goals.
- Write down the words that would describe how you will feel when you accomplished these goals.
- Choose three words that describe the overall feelings that you would experience if you accomplished those goals this year. Why? You will live by these three words (it’s easier to remember than each of your individual goals). For example, if your intentions are love, passion, and courage. So throughout the year as you make decisions and choices about what to do and not do, you would connect it back to love, passion, and courage! Am I being loving, passionate, courageous? What can I do to be and feel these things?
- Next, outline the steps you’re going to take to make it happen and put it in your calendar, agenda, or create some sort of reminder.
The last two pieces are accountability and who you surround yourself with that will make a tremendous difference. As you might have heard, we become the 5 people we spend the most time with. Encourage your friends or family to set intentions with you and to hold each other accountable in a compassionate way.
If you’re here San Diego you want to surround yourself with amazing women join us for our Divine Dinner Series on January 16th. Here are all the juicy details!