Happy New Years! Who’s ready for some new year resolutions and goal setting? If you’re anything like us, you’ve already got your vision boards mapped out and ready to take on 2019.
If you have listened to the podcast this week, Cody and I talked about the differences between new year’s resolutions and goal setting, as well as how they work together to create the life that you want to live. We talked about how setting New Years resolutions is a great way to create opportunity and allow room for growth. We also talked about how goal setting is important to specify exactly where you want to be.
The coolest thing about goal setting is that it’s okay if they change. Things change. Life happens. And we are constantly evolving as humans. So why should goal setting being any different?
Say that you want to start the new year with a resolution to be the healthiest version of yourself. Your goal for the year may be to finish a full marathon by the end of the year. Well, God may redirect your path and move you to a whole new state. Or you maybe God is adding to your family and you start carrying a child. Of course you may not have time to constantly train for a marathon. You may not be able to run 3 times a week. But you know what? You cut out the bad foods that did not benefit you. You decided to cook more nutritious dinners at home instead of constantly ordering take out. And you told yourself that you were going to cut out sugary drinks and consume more water.
You may not finish a marathon by the end of the year, but you still can change your lifestyle. The healthiest version of yourself can still be waiting on you at the end of 2019. Your goals may change, but as long as you are actively taking steps towards your overall resolution, you can still create the life that you want to live.
New Years resolutions and goal setting can feel intimidating sometimes. But they don’t have to be. The beauty in wanting to implement change for your life is that goals are malleable. Goals can change and adapt to your surroundings. You may not end this next year the way you thought you would. But, you may be a lot farther than you thought you would be.
As you continue to grow and adapt to the opportunities in your life this year, remember that it’s not about finishing the race early. It’s not even about having met every single goal you set out to this year. The beauty in New Years resolutions and goal setting is that you are able to change along with them. It’s about becoming a better version of yourself than you were before.
Let go of the idea that you have to change everything overnight. Understand that life is a process and learn to enjoy the ride.
Welcome to 2019!