Do you have your 2018 planner set and ready to take on the New Year? If so, you’re one step ahead of me but I am using this post to outline my aspirations for 2018 right along side with you. Although our trip to Colorado was very fun, I was very unproductive (which I think was my plan, but now I am working to get back on track 😂). With that in mind, I heard something interesting on E! News last night during an interview with Hugh Jackman. He was asked what his New Years Resolutions are and he said he didn’t have any. Instead he explained that he simply sets a goal the morning of each new day and then rates himself before bed on how well he met that goal. I am always ALL about long-term goals. I set broad resolutions, list the small steps I’ll take to get there but rarely check in or hold myself accountable to those small steps. So this year, I am going to try Hugh Jackman’s approach (mostly because he was amazing in The Greatest Showman), to simplify the way I set my goals and meet them.
Although Hugh Jackman didn’t elaborate more in his ten second snip-it, I can only conclude that he has a few overarching goals that guide his daily tasks and mini-goal setting sessions (or maybe he doesn’t- but I can’t live on the fly like that) so here are three ways to determine those big goals that guide the mini-goals:
- Find Your Passion- Mack and I were discussing goal setting and he brought up the best point ever. He said that oftentimes society can shape the goals of people such as “lose weight” or “save money” but if you’re not passionate about the goals you’re setting- you won’t reach them (#PREACH). Goal setting is only successful if it’s something you really want to accomplish. Otherwise it will fall to the wayside and you won’t find a reason to pick it back up again. Allow your heart to drive your goals in the New Year.
- Hold Yourself Accountable- Enter step two as explained by Hugh above. We can’t meet our longterm goals without doing something small each and every day. You don’t have to be perfect but you do have to make actionable efforts to propel yourself in the right direction to attain your goals. Drill down on small daily tasks that will make a big impact! I have a blank notebook ready to hold this year’s tiny tasks and daily reflections.
- Balance is Essential- Meeting your goals is fun but getting there is and should be a challenge. That’s the only way to reap rewards! As the saying goes, nothing worth having comes easy.
With these nuggets of goal setting wisdom, I hope you feel ready to take on the New Year! I love to handwrite everything so I am about to break open one of my blank notebooks and jot down where I want to be this time next year.
I hope the first week of your New Year is off to a great start! I decided to extend my $50 Nordstrom giveaway though Friday so enter here (at the bottom of the post) if you haven’t already.