With the new start to the new year, I thought I would experiment with a new way to set my goals for 2011.
Usually I dream BIG. I imagine myself accomplishing all kinds of amazing things because I believe living my dreams is possible. And since I don’t want to dream about doing boring stuff, I dream about adventures I can take and goals I can achieve when I stick to my strengths.
But my problem is that I get stuck seeing the big picture and don’t like to pay attention to the little things I need to do every day to make my dreams happen. So I end up not doing those little things and get distracted with just getting caught up in my day-to-day activities. And since I’m not doing what needs to be done to live my dreams, my big dreams stay big dreams. They never come true.
So this year I’m changing my Dream Doing strategy. Instead of starting with setting goals based on my big dreams, I’m starting with what I want to do every day. What actions do I commit to taking every single day?
If I know what I’ll be doing with my time, then I can set goals so I have something to work on during those times. I first figure out what action I want to take; then I figure out what goal to work toward to make that action have a purpose.
It may sound like a weird way to set goals, but I think I’m going to like it…I’ll let you know over the next few weeks as I share exactly what actions I’m choosing to take and what goals I’m working toward this year.
To your dreams,