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Make It Happen 2020 – Defining Your Goal

January 3, 2020
Define Your Goal

We all have dreams we would like to become a reality or changes we want to make in our lives.  But……

Until we are specific about what our goal is.

Until we commit to making the changes required to achieve that goal.

Until we set a deadline then nothing will happen. 

Our dreams will remain just that – dreams.

Making dreams a reality and changes to habits or lifestyle just don’t happen until we define and commit to our goal.

Be S.M.A.R.T.

The S.M.A.R.T. principal is making sure your goals are:

  • Specific
  • Measureable
  • Achievable
  • Relevant
  • Time-bound

Defining Your Goal

Grab your notebook/journal and write down your answers to the following questions:

What do I want?

Why do I want it?

How will I make it happen?

What actions do I need to take?

When will I have it?

What do I need to change to achieve my goals?

What fears and limiting beliefs are holding me back?

Next we look at Letting Go of Limiting Beliefs by reflecting on our achievements.

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  • Reply Leslie Susan Clingan January 3, 2020 at 12:36

    Hey Sue, we used the SMART acronym for creating goals and objectives in the schools where I worked. It is a very productive way to address goal setting. I have to give myself smaller goals…organize my scrapbook paper. And then have a timeline for achieving my goal. And in this case, I need to have a plan for what I will do with the scrapbook paper I am purging…the children’s hospital. And it needs to happen as a part of my overall loft/craft space declutter. Good stuff, Sue. Thanks for reminding me to make SMART goals.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 5, 2020 at 08:18

      Hi Leslie, I heard of SMART goals years ago and find it a very useful tool. I also am a great believer in Microstepping our goals which I will be covering in the Make It Happen 2020 challenge. Happy New Year! xx

  • Reply Leanne | January 3, 2020 at 12:51

    Hi Sue – these questions add into my 2020 vision that I’ve been mulling over recently. This year is the beginning of so much for me as far as a change in life’s circumstances goes. I also saw a question that asked whether your goals are just “plucked from the air” or are they strategic to your vision? This is something I’m thinking hard about – there’s no point in goals that have no real purpose, so I’ve added your questions into the mix so that (hopefully) I’ll be able to drill down to what it is that I want to achieve in the months ahead.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 5, 2020 at 08:20

      We really need to know our ‘why’, Leanne. If we don’t know why we want to do something then we just procrastinate. Goals are very strategic to our vision. It is all tied into our ‘Why’? I hope you can find some ideas from the Make It Happen 2020 challenge and move forward to a wonderful 2020. xx

  • Reply Jennifer January 3, 2020 at 21:44

    If we don’t define our goals, then all our tasks are just busywork that keeps us occupied but not necessarily living our life in the direction we want to go.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 5, 2020 at 08:21

      Exactly, Jennifer. Some people feel that goals have to be lofty ideas but in reality anything we really want is a goal and we need to define what we want and why we want it. Happy New Year to you xx

  • Reply Janet Mary Cobb January 4, 2020 at 13:02

    My issue at this point isn’t so much of having a dream that needs to be articulated as a goal — but having no particular dream. Is that a negative thing – or does it mean I am content. Not sure. This is what I ponder at the start of 2020.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 5, 2020 at 08:23

      It could be either Janet. Sometimes we are content and we don’t feel the need for a goal. I think it depends on our personality also. I am someone who needs to be working towards a goal, although that can sometimes take away from living in the present moment. It’s a fine line! Happy 2020! xx

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