Last week when I sat down to think about some of the goals that I have for the New Year, I realized the list was long. Similar to last year.
Now, I do not think that having a long list of goals is a bad thing. We should always be trying to improve upon our lives. If we sit stagnant, what can we really say we have accomplished? However, trying to meet a long list of goals is a challenge.
I want to make so many changes, but instead feel paralyzed with the amount of change that seems to be on my list.
Does this happen to you? Do you feel like you can’t quite get to where you want to be because the mountain is too high to climb?
I am a dreamer, and because of that I am always dreaming about the next thing, forgetting about what is right in front of me. Because of this, I have decided to take a little longer to work on my goals for this year.
When I wrote my New Year’s post, I alluded to a lot of the goals I have for myself, but I need to go deeper.
I want to make sure that I have the action steps listed out so that I can make measurable progress.
Change and I are good friends. I am probably one of a very few people that thrive on change. Every couple of months I spend time moving furniture around in my house so that I can feel like I have a fresh start. I never quite feel settled.
This year, I want to make good on all the change that I keep introducing into my life. I want it to mean something. I want to make sure that the goals I set for myself are really what I want to accomplish, and who I want to become. Taking the time to write out the small steps that will lead to accomplishing those goals is an important step in and of itself.
That is the action I need to take in order to not feel overwhelmed by the list of goals I have for myself and my family.
I also realize that some of my goals are life-long goals. I want to live a green life. That is a great goal, but I will never be perfectly there. I want my family to have a simple life. I need to figure out the small steps to take in order to make progress towards these life-long goals.
I need to take a little more time to flesh out the steps.
Instead of having everything in a neat little list at the beginning of the New Year, I am going to try and spend a little more time making good on my promise to get organized and really figure out what is most important to me and my family.
Do you have big goals and don’t know where to start? What small steps can you take to start on that path?