New Perspective on Goal Setting

One of my favorite things to do is to set goals. Little goals, big goals, daily goals, life goals. You name it, I create a list for it. It is such a great feeling to think of what might be, write it down and then work on accomplishing it. We are a few months into 2018, maybe your New Year’s resolutions have come and gone. Or, maybe you have stuck to it and this is your YEAR. The normal suspects might include, lose 10 pounds, be a better parent, get more sleep, run a 5K, drink more water, yada yada yada.


The Desire Map: A Guide to Creating Goals with Soul

My goals have definitely varied over the years, but the theme has stayed pretty much the same. Until this year, when I changed the method to my madness and chose a different route. I read a book that opened my eyes to goal setting, The Desire Map: A Guide to Creating Goals with Soul by Danielle LaPorte.

Danielle explains that we can focus on desired feelings (connected, free, joyful, peaceful, etc.), instead of things. She says that you don’t feel as disappointed in yourself if you haven’t lost the 10 pounds or visited Paris. Maybe instead of doing those things, you visit New York and start to take yoga classes. It’s progress, not perfection. I love this idea. It is liberating and accomplishable.

When we want to feel courageous more than we want to check accomplishments off our list … When we want to feel free more than we want to please other people … When we want to feel good more than we want to look good … then we’ve got our priorities in order. Divine priorities—the kind that will steer you to the life you long for most deeply.”
Danielle LaPorte, The Desire Map: A Guide to Creating Goals with Soul

For a copy of the book, go here Danielle LaPorte.

Grab a piece a paper and write down 4 desired feelings that you want in your life.

Share the love and tell us the “desired feelings” that you want to incorporate in 2018.



One response to “New Perspective on Goal Setting”

  1. […] I have an 8 a.m. reminder that pops up on my phone daily. Go to the clock/alarm section, choose label and add your words of encouragement. You might add something like, “Everything I eat heals and nourishes me” or “Progress, not perfection.” […]

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