Happy New Year! 2018 is here. It’s a new year and the best part is (drum roll, please). You get to choose how to live each and every day. From here on out, the possibility of anything awaits you. Will you choose to live into your dreams? Or, will you choose distraction? Will you honor the person you want to become or stay frustrated that not everything went right last year? Each morning, each moment, we choose how we want to live.
Several years ago, my friend Adam drove me to the airport for my flight to Bangkok, Thailand for a two week travel adventure. Adam stated, you go on a lot of once-in-a-lifetime trips. I thought to myself, you’re right, I definitely do! The thing is ever since my first international trip to Europe after college, I made a point to travel internationally at least once a year. Trips varied from work in Africa, to adventures in Asia, to mountain climbing in South America. No matter the reason, I made it a point to do this each year, as I loved to experience new perspectives, cultures, and scenery. What will you make a point to achieve in 2018?
I want more for you this year. Something vast, expansive, joyful, and fun. I want you to achieve your dreams not just think about them. Dreams have passion behind them, stretch you into something new, and make you believe you can achieve the impossible. Dreams give you the ammunition to keep going even though it’s hard or difficult to get there. Dreams impact you and those around you. They touch the depth of your soul and make you come alive when you talk about them.
Dreams have a bigger calling and a big why behind them. And, the only difference between a dream and a goal is a deadline – and one more piece I’ll mention below.
For example, most people want to get healthier in 2018 and simply state- I want to get healthier. Or, I want to lose 10 pounds of weight. This is vague, very vague. And vague gives you vague results. If you said instead, I want to have the energy to chase my kid up the hill or even increase my speed on a hike, your reason delivers impact. By playing with your kids more you develop a better relationship with them. By hiking with others, you create community engagement and health simultaneously. Your why creates meaning and the more meaning we have the bigger impact we make.
We often wonder why we are motivated or not motivated towards working on a big goal. Goals tend to be the so-so thing we think we should/need to do and won’t do in the long run because we see no meaning behind it. Simply said, you won’t work on goals that have no meaning. However, you will work on something that will impact you, your loved ones, and the world. And, that’s a big difference!
This year, I want you to make Impact Goals™. Specifically, think about the Impact you want to make in 2018 with yourself, your career, your loved ones, and the world around you.
How to create Impact Goals:
- What are three (not five, not ten) big impacts you want to achieve in 2018?
- Why is each Impact Goal™ important to you?
- Who will benefit from the Impact Goal™ and why is that important to you?
So, how do you do this? Every day do this:
- Write down or repeat your Impact Goal™ every day
- Complete one action or task that will move you closer to that Impact Goal™
Impact goals lead to achieving your dreams. And, I want you to achieve more dreams this year.
Join me to create big impact and achieve your dreams by replying to this email. I’ll tell you the extra details to creating goals that impact you, your loved ones, and your world.
Wishing you a prosperous, joyful, and abundant 2018!
Chief Energy Officer
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