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!
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?
Need more inspiration to chase your aspirations? I’ve gotchu. This is actually a 10 part series you’ve stumbled on! You can catch the whole series or just the posts you need:
- Go back to the basics of goal setting for your life in post 1 to get inspired
- Have no goals? Get Goals inspired by the world!
- Harness your social feeds for more goal inspiration
- Look to your heritage for more goal inspo
- Daydream for goals and get in touch with any aspirations you may be ignoring
- Crowdsource your goals!
- Where you lurk online is a good clue for what you want from your future
- Find what drives you based on how you react to what drives your family
- Look to your culture to inspiring your life designing
- Know thyself to find what you want for yourself!
What to do Once You’ve Set Your Goals?
Know what you want for your life now? Great! It might be time to take the next step and commit to achieving your goals.
Having a clear picture in mind of the kind of person you want to be in 1 or 10 years, and the goals you have in mind that will take you there, will be useless if you don’t plan to actually do something to make those goals a reality.
It doesn’t have to be impossible to make your dreams come true. You just need to commit to working towards your changes, and make a battle plan, to have a really good chance for success for your goals!
Now, your goals might not come to fruition the way you expected. That’s just life. But even if your goal is something crazy like going to space or becoming a mermaid, there’s a way for something like that to happen if you keep your mind open- you might not be an astronaught but you could become a space tourist; and you might not literally be a magical creature but you can wear a mermaid tail and swim like one!
Get Started Achieving Your Goals!
The third step is to figure out a plan to guide you on how to achieve those goals. You can springboard off of other people’s goal plans, or you can make up your own strategy- but it’s important that you actually make a plan and break your goals down into small tasks you can achieve each year, month, week, and day!