The three types of goals are easy, middle, and guaranteed goals. Acuff says to “think of it like a goal ladder with three rungs. One of the vertical rails is effort and the other is time. The higher you climb, from Easy to Middle to Guaranteed, the greater amounts of effort and time you need to accomplish the goal.”
The List is really a Best Moments List. It is quite literally a list of the best moment you’ve had. Rather than a list of the best life you can achieve over the next twenty years, Acuff suggests writing a list of the best things that have happened to you in the last 20 years. Look back before looking forward. They can be classic moments like a wedding or trip. They could be unusual like a specific event, or regular routines or things you just appreciate in each day. I did this exercise for about 25 minutes and came up with 90+ things. I’m sure with more time, I can come up with quite a few more. I’ll share a few of mine below for you.
Back in January, I shared my word of the year and my goals or focuses for the upcoming year. While this is happening a bit after mid year, I did a recent check in with myself as to where I was at in the creation of these rhythms and routines and thought it may be helpful to share. As a reminder, my word of the year is space and my three focus areas or goals are a space for love, a space for living, and a space for legacy. So let’s see where we’re at, shall we?
James Clear, author of Atomic Habits says, “You don’t rise to the level of your goals, but fall to the … More
I’m sharing my 3 goals for 2023 and the specifics for each one.
A reflection on the goals I set in 2022 and progress from each.
I didn’t want to do really anything drastically differently than I do now, I just wanted to do it more consistently and intentionally. So I broke down my word of the year into 4 directional goals for what I’d like to be.
When I look at these words, each of them brings back very specific memories and lessons from the year. That’s one of my favorite parts of choosing a word of the year, it’s reflecting on the end of the year and seeing how my word played out, often in the ways I didn’t intend.
That’s it! That’s my January reflection. If you’re reading this and you’re like wow this chick writes a lot about her month. Yes, that’s accurate. But also I enjoy doing it.