Last year I wrote a blog piece called “New Year, New Goals”. When I read over the piece I thought about how every new year I write down my goals so that I stay on I visit these goals throughout the year to see which goals were met and where I can improve. This year I started thinking more about living out my purpose.
What am I here to do? How can I get better at it? How can I help those around me?
Thinking about this led me to think more about my intentions.
How will I cultivate my intentions? Will my intentions and goals align? What will I do to bring more joy, peace, and happiness into my life?
When we enter a new year we tend to reflect on the previous year. We look to see if we accomplished our goals, but do we think about our intentions?
Last year I turned 30 years old, I ran marathons, I grew my blog and met new people.
Some of these life achievements were on my “goal list” but my intent was to be better each day.
This year it is my intent to focus on living out my passion.
I am passionate about inspiring and motivating others.
I will continue to write down my goals and revisit them but, my execution strategy has changed.
Intention: “An Aim or a Plan”
How will I get to my goals?
In the same way, I reached goals last year, I will do the same this year and each new year.
I still recommend writing down your goals but also writing the intent behind them.
For example, I plan on finishing Los Angeles Marathon in 4 hours and 30 minutes or better. This will be one hour faster than my previous time.
My intention for this goal is to work harder, push myself to another level and to learn more lessons.
What are some intentions that you plan to set for 2018? I would love to hear them. Happy New Year!