How to Figure Out Your 2019 Goals and Become Unstoppable
The best way to figure out what you want out of 2019 is to look back over the last 12 months of your life including the highs, the lows, the set-backs, the wins and the in-betweens.
It is now January so you know what the means – it’s time to set those goals and we are talking about REAL goals with REAL potential that make us unstoppable. To do this, we need to take a long hard think about where we came from and where we want to be going.
Taking the time to self reflect can mean we get clearer vision. Think about it… early 2018 we were not the same person as we are now so it is crucial to spend that time with ourselves to stop making plans to achieve things that we might not even feel strongly about.
We have put together some big questions that will encourage us to reflect before mapping out our goals for this year.
What are you most proud of in 2018?
Give yourself some credit! No matter how big or small, what achievement were you most proud of from 2018 and think about what it is about that moment that is making you light up. What about it felt so rewarding?
When did you feel most creative?
Try and remember a project in the last 12 months that really got your creative juices flowing because if you can learn to understand what makes you creative you have just developed your first superpower
Figuring out what sparks your imagination and creativity can help you determine what you’re passionate and excited about, so you can add more of that good stuff to your plate in 2019.
What was your biggest mistake?
This question isn’t in here so you can beat yourself up about it, it is in here so you can learn from it because if we don’t make mistakes then how do we grow?
Ignore your pride and think about your biggest fuck up this year. Why do you think things went wrong? And, more importantly, what did you learn from it?
Was there a point of which you felt stuck?
We all can feel a bit stuck sometimes in all aspects of life which is why we know how scary and terrifying it can also be but the truth is that, being stuck is a good signal that something needs to change in your life. So think about that moment and use those creative juices to come up with a plan to shake it off and move on.
Did you make time for yourself this year?
You know that we are massive advocates as self-care and we believe that it is as equally as important to achieve your goals than hard work is. It is so important that no matter how intense life can get, you always give yourself the time and space to relax and recoup.
If you think that you could have done a better job in the self-care department last year then make a pact with yourself right now that you will become better in 2019!
Do something, anything, to give your mind a break and recharge.
Who is one person you met that inspired you?
So it turns out that who you choose to spend your time with can really impact who you are. Have you ever heard the saying “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with”?
Make sure that you make an effort to hang out with inspiring people who push you to step it up. Because when it comes to success and happiness, experts say that your friends are just as important as your skills and experiences.
How have you changed this year?
Okay so this question is a toughy but the chances are you’re a very different version of yourself right now than you were at the same time last year and a good way to measure that is to look at how you spend your time, energy, and money now compared to last 12 months.
Taking some time to think about those differences can help you understand where your passions and priorities might lie for 2019.
If you could snap your fingers and master one skill, what would it be?
Coding! That would be mine.
There is a reason why they say knowledge is power and according to the experts, learning a new skill can help keep your mind and brain sharp. It can literally change the chemistry of your brain (freaky)!
Learn to play the piano, pick up photography, take a writing class. Hell, learn how to make a roast dinner. Whatever it is, pick one skill to learn in 2019 and smash it.
Did you ever get caught in a self-doubt trap?
Oh yes – and that’s life!
But it can be impossible to be 100% present if you are constantly questioning yourself and doubting your capabilities. I have an idea, in 2019 let’s try and shake the negative self talk and learn to love ourselves a little bit better because when you value yourself and your ideas the more confident you will be.
Who do you want to be by the end of 2019?
The grand finale and it’s the big one! If you could catch a sneak peak into December 2019 what would you love to see?
That’s what we are aiming for!
Once we know what it is we can start working towards it because our dreams are more in reach than we think and the best way to achieve them is taking it one step at a time – smaller steps can make a long-term goal much more doable over time
Lastly, whatever you do, make goals that are important to you, not to somebody else. You’re in charge of your own future.