Tell Your Time Where To Go
If we cannot find time to start our year with intention, then we will never have time to create our purpose.
I am on a mission to find my purpose by creating purpose in everything that I do. I am no longer content with just letting things happen, I want to make them happen.
So, why can't we get our goals accomplished?! I don't think our problem lies in the goal 'setting' itself. Most people can clearly define goals for their business, personal life, family, etc., but where we're all lacking is time. When you think back on goals you failed to achieve, the common denominator is likely that you did not spend enough time on this goal or the things needed to make this goal happen. This year, instead of just tracking my goal progress, I am also going to be tracking how much time was spent working towards each goal.
You have to make a commitment with your time on daily basis towards achieving your goals. If, for example, my goal is to write 500 words a day, and some days I sit on instagram for that time instead, I'm not moving forward, I'm not reaching goals. (Just an example, because of course I would never get sucked into that black hole of an app.) There will be days when you do not WANT to do the baby step, but your passion to achieve the end goal needs to be stronger than that.
If I can find more time to allocate towards my goals, I will likely have a much greater chance of achieving them. Since time is finite and we're all busy already, we're going to need to learn to say no to the things that don't matter (as much) and say yes to the things that do. It will be essential to cut out things from 2014 that did not make big impacts on your life and goals, so that you will be able to spend more time on your real purpose in 2015.
Just as you tell your money where to go on your budget, you need to tell your time exactly where it needs to go on your calendar. Everything that needs to be done to achieve goals, needs to make it to the daily to-do list (and it needs to get checked off).
As insignificant as it may seem, being intentional with your time will help you to realize that you have more than you think! We waste lots of time without even knowing it...20 minutes stalking people on Facebook, 30 minutes browsing through Target, 2 hours watching tv...it all adds up! I'm not implying that you have to stop doing these things, but you should be more conscience and limit wasted time when working to achieve your goals.
This year, let's be intentional by planning our purpose and telling our time where to go!
Here's what I'm using this year to keep my goals on track! Print out the FREE planners I've created to keep YOU on track this year too - include your all your to-do list items for each day and any notes, 'things to remember', or time spent on 'goal-getter' activity for the day. Let's be part of the 8% that will actually achieve the goals we set this new year!
Use the weekly and monthly planners as a budget system for your time. Tell your time where to go this year, so that it won't disappear.
Make Things Happen Y'all!