It’s the end of the year, you’re SO ready for 2013 to be over, and you know 2014 has got to be better than last year.
However…you’ve stopped setting New Year’s Resolutions. Or if you do, you just set them half-heartedly. Why bother? You won’t follow through on them anyway. You never do.
Let this be the last time you think that to yourself. Let this be the year that the whole-hearted goal setting is followed by real action that leads to real results.
I’m going to give you a super simple tip to help you in this process, and you’re going to be like, oh em gee, Julie, why didn’t I think of that? And I’m going to be like, well that is why they pay me the big bucks.
So here we go.
Prepare: Start by taking a big piece of paper and listing out all the months (Jan-Dec) with plenty of space between each. Get another piece of paper for other brainstorming and notes.
Step 1: Identify your ONE big goal for the year. Just pick one!! If it helps, start by making a list of each area of your life (career, relationship, spiritual, financial, family, fitness/health…), list out all your goals in each of those areas, and then let that help you make a decision about your big #1 overarching goal.
Step 2: Identify what action steps will help you achieve that goal by this time next year. Turn those action steps into Quarterly Goals.
Step 3: Identify what should be achieved by the end of each month to help you arrive at each quarterly goal. turn those action steps into Monthly Goals.
Step 4: THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT STEP OF ALL!!! Identify what beautiful daily and/or weekly routine you can establish for yourself to facilitate the achievement of your monthly goal.
My #1 goal is to do handstand in the center of the room with no support by the end of the year.
Quarterly Goals: Jan-Mar: Master “floating” from downward-facing dog to forward fold. Apr-Jun: Master balancing with the hips over the shoulders and the knees and feet off the ground for a few seconds. Jul-Sep: Master balancing on the hands with the knees tucked to the chest for 5 seconds. Oct-Dec: HANDSTAND!
Monthly Goals: Jan- Upper body-focused stregnth practices. Feb- Core-focused stregnth practices. Mar- Arm-balancing practices. Apr- All inversions, all the time. May- Self-trust exercises on and off the mat. Jun- Increase # of vinyasa flows in each practice to be between each pose. Jul- Upper body + Core. Aug- Advance arm balance practice. Sep- Revisit inversion insanity. Oct- Balance in handstand every day for 5 seconds. Nov- Balance in handstand every day for 15 seconds. Dec- Balance in handstand every day for 30 seconds!
Daily/Weekly Goals: 60-90 minute practice 6 mornings a week, every week, for the entire year.
What is your #1 goal this year? What is your quarterly/monthly/weekly plan for achieving it? Let me know in the comment section below!
Namasté and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!