So, my dear good people, are you going to make goals for 2020?
In 2019 I was all about making goals, and while I did achieve some of them, there were quite a few that I had to let go of due to changing circumstances. Can you relate? Did you make goals for 2019? If so, how did they turn out?
Recently I re-read a fun little book called The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff, and he had this to say about goals:
“Each time the goal is reached, it becomes Not So Much Fun, and we’re off to reach the next one, then the next one, then the next. That doesn’t mean that the goals we have don’t count. They do, mostly because they cause us to go through the process, and it’s the process that makes us wise, happy, or whatever. If we do things in the wrong sort of way, it makes us miserable, angry, confused, and things like that. The goal has to be right for us, and it has to be beneficial, in order to ensure a beneficial process.”
Hoff then explains that moment of awareness before we achieve a goal:
“It’s when we become happy and realize it, if only for an instant. By Enjoying the Process, we can stretch that awareness out so that it’s no longer only a moment, but covers the whole thing. Then we can have a lot of fun. Just like Pooh.”
So how can we make goals that are right for us?
If you’ve been following my blog for a while then you know that at the end of each month I do a review of my journal and calendar, and then I set keywords for the new month. Perhaps you might like to do this also… It is a wonderful way to practice self-care, and it helps you to continually discern which goals are right for you.
When re-evaluating goals, it is good to remember that many goals are ever-shifting and evolving. While goals give a sense of direction, the path may change many times. And sometimes it ends up being best to abandon the path of a goal altogether and to find a new direction.
Today I am going to spend some time reviewing the year in my journals and calendar, and then I plan to set some keywords for 2020. Those words will be my guiding lights for the year, and I will share them with you in a post very soon!
I hope you enjoyed my year’s end thoughts on making goals… By the way, this was my 252nd post in 2019! Cheers to Blogging!
Are you ready to say good-bye to 2019?
I sure am! 🙂
However you celebrate tonight, may you be happy, joyful, and safe.
Happy New Year’s Eve to Everyone!
With so much love,
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