I’m basing this post off of recent conversations I’ve had with my friends. I’m that friend that loves to discuss leveling up and growth opportunities #chasethebag. I’m always optimistic about my friends but am especially proud right now because they are manifesting their dreams and crushing their goals. It’s inspiring and motivating when witnessing others achieve their goals. This year has thrown us a curveball however, we are in the last quarter of the year and, there is still time to plan goals to achieve before the year is complete.
I love to visualize and write things down. One of my favorite habits is goal-setting. I recommend that everyone reading this post write three goals to attain before the year ends and I promise you will be a step ahead for 2021. When personal goal-setting, it’s VITAL that these goals are SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-bound). From personal experience, when goals are SMART oriented, it’s more achievable. One thing I’d like to see happen before the year is over is the launch of my podcast so, I’ll use my scenario as an example to show the difference between a non-SMART goal and a SMART goal. You will notice that the second goal seems more attainable and provides a deadline.
Here’s a non-SMART goal:
I will launch my podcast.
Here’s a SMART goal:
By the third week of October, I will publish my first podcast episode.
Aside from creating your goals, surround yourself with a positive environment. It’s important to be around people who are focused on leveling up too. Negative support circles have negative impacts. It may not be obvious impacts but it could be what’s delaying you from reaching the next best version of yourself. Encourage good vibes in your support circle too. Regularly, say “I’m happy for you” or ” I’m rooting for you, you got this”. Even asking how you can support is encouraging.
I’m going to wrap up on my soapbox now and say lastly, for anyone reading, write three goals down to accomplish before the end of the year, and don’t give up, you can do it!
If you’re comfortable sharing, please comment on what you plan to accomplish before the year finishes or what keeps you motivated.