Career

Identity Goals

This series is to help you think about what goals you might want to have in the first place- because the best way to start with something is by doing first things first.

Today’s post in the goals series aims to help you get “The Maximum Lifestyle” that my blog stands for by getting you pointed in the right direction with the help of goals tailor made to what you want to do in your life. Don’t worry if you don’t have any goals ready to go- that’s the whole point of the series!

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Whether your goals are for this week, this year, this decade, or your whole life, the only way to start working towards goals is to make sure you have some in the first place. That’s where I come in. This series is to help you think about what goals you might want to have in the first place- because the best way to start with something is by taking baby steps. Be sure to look up the “Career” category at the top of the main page or the “GetGoals” tag all of the posts have if you want to go through this series from the beginning.

Today we are going to tackle getting you inspired by goals that support your identity! We’ll take baby steps in this series, and by the end of the series you’ll have finished the first step to getting the future and career you dream of. I know it seems as if we’ve covered loved ones with Inherit Goals and Crowdsource Goals, but this one covers new ground, I promise. Let’s get started!

What Goals will Help You Become The Person You Want To Be?

Think about who you are as a person, and who you want to be. What goals will help you get where you want to go?

1.) Who are you?

The first part of this is deciding who you are as a person. Do you think of yourself as an artistic person? Think of what goals you can make to get closer to being an artist. Do you think of yourself as a kind person? Think of what actions you can take to be a better friend or be more charitable. Do you think of yourself as very professional? What can you do to improve your professionalism?

2.) What Goals Can Help You Be The Person You Want to Be?

What goals fit your values, your dreams, your interests? Think of what actionable steps you can take to be closer to the person you want to be. Then write those goals down.

3.) It’s Finally Time: Write down Your Goals!

You’ve been keeping notes over the weeks of doing this challenge on all the different goals other people have for themselves and for you. The time has finally come to go through all of those and think of which goals YOU want for YOU.

Don’t worry if some goals are a little ridiculous, like learning to finally nail a cartwheel or mastering poetry. You are allowed to have fun dreams!

Separate out anything you listed that is completely impossible like visiting Narnia or going to visit another galaxy, and think of goals that are actually possible that might be a similar experience like in my examples going to your local planetarium and looking at the stars you aim for or dressing in costume and reading the books.

All of that said don’t forget to include the more practical goals for your life and future that you’ve come up with that you think are right for you and your aspirations.

Write down a new final list of goals. Order them by the time of your life you want to get them done. Feel free to sort them out by categories like family, career, and so on. Then break those goals down into actionable steps you can put into your schedule and start working towards having the future your envision for yourself!

What final goals did you make for yourself?

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