Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Day by Day



The other morning, as I was getting ready for the day, I was listening to this super short podcast on creating a plan for your life.  

The lady being interviewed said something that was just so spot-on that I had to find a piece of paper while brushing my teeth to write it down.  She said, specifically in regards to goal-setting, that "action is a by-product of clarity."

I thought this was so great and goes along really well with my thought process-specifically for this year.  I haven't made a ton of traditional goals for 2017, mainly because I've gotten in a good habit of making clearer and more intentional daily goals.  

I think it's important to analyze our lives often (not in a way that will knock us down, but for the intent of growing realistically)....to receive that clarity....and then make daily/weekly goals on what we want and need to do to better ourselves and our families.

So....those are some thoughts for your Tuesday :) What are your thoughts on goal-setting?!

9 comments :

Kayla MKOY said...

I think so many people fail on their goals because they aren't realistic, or are too big in too little amount of time. I just love your take on it! Small daily goals are the way to go. Caleb and I do "Weekly goals" a LOT and I have to say, we almost always accomplish them because they weren't so BIG PICTURE! I love that.

PS - tell that Gap maternity model up there she's a 10! ;)

Caroline said...

What a great thought! I had a bit of a duh-moment the other moment in thinking about goal-setting. The new question I'm asking myself is, "at the end of this week/month/quarter, what does success look like in XYZ? It's not to be more fit, it's to have worked out twice or to have thought twice about dessert at dinner every night (not necessarily saying no to myself, but just made the action more intentional)" and then the next step is to break it down into, "okay, now what are the every day tasks or actions that will get me there?" Also, you look SO. FRICKIN. CUTE.

Nikki Crews said...

I've realized that I often make these really great, lofty goals for the year but then I never really sit down and think of an action plan for completing them, and that's really the key to success. So, I think you're absolutely right in the importance of creating clear, daily goals. I would love to follow in those footsteps so that I can realize my own 2017 goals. I'm already listening to the podcast and taking notes! Thanks for sharing :-)

Logan Ward said...

I completely agree! You have to reflect on what's working/not working to move forward and make new goals!

Liz Goodman said...

You're right about the clarity/action idea, and big goals can only be achieved if they can be broken down to attainable monthly/weekly/daily goals. I've been setting some pretty big goals and then have been really staying on top of myself with the monthly/weekly/daily achievements. Breaking it down like that has helped me succeed in some goals that I'd probably be too intimidated to otherwise try.

rebeccalately said...

I feel the same way about goal setting. Making intentional decisions every day is more sustainable than making a laundry list of goals at the beginning of the year. I still have overarching goals for 2017 that guide my daily decisions.

Sarah Zinn said...

I really love this post! First off - you are adorable in that outfit. Second - right on with the goals! I set weekly and monthly goals. I started subscribing to the one word for the year thing and this year my word is stronger - stronger physically, mentally, financially, in my relationships, etc. All my goals for each week and month point to that. I find that's a lot easier and less stressful to maintain!

Erin LFF said...

I definitely get overwhelmed by the BIG stuff. I've learned that little, attainable goals are the only way to get things done. PS- You are the most adorable pregnant gal ever. I wish I looked as good as you when I was!! ;)

Wine & Couture said...

Wow that is an amazing statement! Action is a by-product of clarity! Love it. Thank you for sharing this.
xo, Lee
Wine and Couture

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