How is your goal setting coming along for the new year?
As more of a fly by the seat of my pants kind of girl, I’ve often struggled with setting goals (and following through). I’ve always just felt my way through…tuning into my intuition to figure out my next move. And while I love this approach of connecting to the mind, body and soul to stay on track with your truth, I’ve come to realize that goal setting is hugely valuable when you really want to see achievements.
But it’s not just about picking any goal.
Click play to watch the video where I share how to achieve your goals in 2018, or continue reading below.
Similar to what I shared in my post on gratitude, it’s about getting super specific with what it is you’re after.
It’s all about goal setting with intention and clarity.
And I’ve got a little story to illustrate this point.
Back in the summer, I was sitting in Starbucks working on my laptop, and I noticed this woman taking photos of all these clothes that she kept pulling out from a shopping back. It didn’t take long for me to recognize that she’s a stylist and she was snapping pics to send to her client (a task we are often assigned while prepping a shoot). As I watched her working, I noticed her awesome pair of jeans. They were Levi’s with a red tag. High waisted, light wash, straight leg with an original hem (it had that wrinkled effect that you lose as soon as you have your jeans shortened.) I loved how they fit her and I became obsessed with finding this pair of pants.
For the next 5 months, I searched hi and low for the exact same thing. Reformation had something similar, but instead of being original Levi’s, they were repurposed by Reformation and the fit wasn’t so good for me.
As my desperation grew, I started to look at other brands – gap, Acne, Derek Lam. I found nothing that satisfied.
But I continued to look. And stayed patient.
Finally, on Black Friday weekend (because it’s no longer just one day!) I found exactly what I wanted at Aritzia. I never even knew they carried Levi’s but lo and behold, upstairs on the 2nd floor on a table covered with all kinds of denim, I found what my pair.
ON BLACK FRIDAY SALE!
So the lesson here which applies to any type goal, style wise or not:
1. Be super clear on what you want. Create a vision.
2. Be patient. Don’t give into the desperation of settling for something less.
3. Do the work. I kept looking for the jeans, and never stopped. You must work for whatever it is you want.
4. Trust that it will come.
I hope this helps you achieve what you set out for in 2018.
And I look forward to hearing from you as you accomplish your goals.
Happy New Year!