This goal setting exercise (one of many in my Goal Setting Starter Kit) involves invoking the power of knowing what you want. A lot of people are very clear on what they don’t want, but don’t always take the time to focus on what they do want. The exercise is simple, the follow through may not be. Take out a blank piece of paper and draw a large circle on it. Inside the circle, write down all the things you know you want for yourself in your life. This can be material things, ways you want to feel (à la Danielle Laporte - check her out for all the feely things), a skill you want to master, or a general way of being. On the outside of the circle, write down all of the things you don’t want in your life. You can also use this igolü worksheet as a guide.
As you start to think about goal-setting, be sure to come up with things that satisfy the ideas represented inside your circle. Knowing what you truly want is the key to setting goals you can commit to and will have a higher likelihood of being achieved! If you're feeling stuck, grab a Goal Setting Starter Kit of your own and put your thoughts to paper.
“The key to success is to focus our conscious mind on things we desire, not things we fear.”
Get focused and go big!