Last week I attended a Lululemon sponsored special event, where we had a business coach speak on the topic "Goals with Soul." Even though I feel like I have mastered goal setting, I was very intrigued by the title and jumped into it head first.
The speaker spoke about our goals, but really spent a great amount of the afternoon speaking on how we FEEL through the process. How can we put soul into our goal? We reflected on each aspect of our lives - what do we want in each area of our life and how do we want to feel.
During this event, I realized that I have been going through the motions of meeting my goals (that will ultimately make me happy in the end), but I was forgetting the major component and drive behind those goals....
How I feel and being happy in every moment!
I was going through the motions but I was not feeling anything but stress and anxiety, and worried about building momentum instead of focusing on the feelings that I wanted to feel.
Maybe you can relate? Maybe you were going after a goal, like losing weight or going for a promotion at work. Along the way, you forgot how you want to FEEL. Maybe at the beginning you felt those feelings, but along the way you were so distracted by getting to the end result, you forgot the feelings you desired. The feelings which were the driving force behind your motivation.
It is time to get back in touch with your feelings. Your feelings should be part of your goals - put your soul into your goal. Your success rate will increase, you will feel better, and you'll be that much closer to living the dream life you deserve.
Here are some other things to reflect upon (when you think about your goals) that I took away from this event:
- What works for you?
- What hinders you?
- What's lacking?
- How challenging are your goals?
- Who is it for?
- What happens when you get off track?
- How do you celebrate?
- What do you need to start doing to make it happen?
- What do you need to stop doing to make it happen?
- What do you need to continue doing?
- Will this truly serve you vision?
- How can you put your soul into your goal now?
You are truly a badass!
P.S. If you want to dive deeper into this topic, book your free call with me. I can help you put soul back into your goal, starting with one, 30-minute phone call.
"If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes."