Find Freedom Through Goal Setting

The year’s more than half way over. How are you doing on reaching your goals? Have you uncluttered? Have you downsized? Have you lost weight? Have you found more freedom? If you haven’t reached your own expectations, it’s never too late to set new goals.

stairs-918735_1280 Find freedom through goal setting: B&W photo of a long staircase.

I’ve always been a little skeptical about bloggers who claim they can help you reach your goals. Why? Because only you can help yourself reach goals. The most important step in reaching your goals is setting them. Writing your goals down gets you started on the road to freedom.

I set new goals regularly, and although I’m not a fan of New Year’s resolutions, I’ve shared some of my goals with you at the start of each year. I’m happy to report that I’m on track to meet my goals for 2016. You know how that makes me feel? I feel a sense of freedom.

The Connection Between Goal-Setting And Freedom

Everybody wants to feel a sense of freedom, right? Heck, I’d love to have financial freedom in the future. That’s one of my longterm goals. But even the small goals and the little accomplishments create a newfound sense of freedom. Consider these simple goals:

  • Lose 10 pounds in three months
  • Ride a bike twice a week
  • Write 20 new blog posts over the summer
  • Paint my small house over the summer 
  • Spend 15 minutes less online per day

As soon as I reach one of these goals, I am free of it. See how freedom comes from reaching a goal? Here’s the thing: if you never set the goal, you’ll never reach it. So, in order to find the freedom that comes from reaching goals, you must practice goal-setting.

5 Quick Tips For Setting And Reaching Goals

  • Thoughtfully consider each goal: Don’t jump right into something. Consider how realistic the goal is before you set it.
  • Make your goals measurable: Don’t say you want to lose weight. Set a realistic amount of weight and a realistic period of time in which you can lose the weight. 
  • Write your goals down: If you don’t write your goals down, they’ll likely remain unfulfilled dreams. Write your goals down.
  • Review your goals regularly: Don’t just write your goals down and stuff them in drawer. Review them regularly. This will help to keep you motivated on the path to freedom.
  • Revise your goals when needed: You’re not a failure for not reaching a goal. Some goals may not be right for you. It’s okay to revise them. It’s even okay to abandon some of your goals. Priorities change. You can also create new goals any time you choose, even in the middle of the summer.

Do you want to find freedom through goal-setting? If you’d like some help setting and reaching goals, I have some limited coaching openings. Whether you want to start a blog, write a book, or rid yourself of clutter, I’m on your side. Take a minute to check out my simple coaching packages or email me at danerickson@danerickson.net

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