Hi fellow changers, I am San and I blog at theinbetweenismine.com.
I thought I would check in and say ‘Hi’ to everyone.
I usually am not big on New Year’s resolutions, but our ’12 changes in 2012 project’ sounded like a really good way to tackle goals and as with everything else in life, it’s easier to do things when in good company. It’s a huge motivating factor and breaking the list down into one resolution at a time makes the whole thing feel more tangible
Having said that, my goal for this month is going extremely well.
And I think I also know why.
So, here’s the thing: When you started working on your list of 12 changes for this year, did you notice that there are two types of goals?
The “shoulds” and the “wants”.
There is a fundamental difference between things you “should” be changing and things you “want” to change.
Clearly, my first goal in January – to make drinking more water part of my routine – was a “should” and my results were mediocre, at best.
This month’ goal – meal planning – is a “want” and I can already see how much more effort and energy I put into the achievement of this goal.
This leads me to the conclusion that I have to set more “should” goals for the rest of the year and work at them as hard as if they were “wants”, because I know that the wants will eventually get done, when I make enough time for them…. but the “shoulds” will always be struggles.
How do you feel about the goals that you set for yourself?