One thing I’ve learned since being a coach is the importance of making goals, turning them into doable action items, writing them down, and tracking them. So today I want to share my monthly goals.
I used to never set goals back when I was working at my corporate job. I would just hum-drum through life and accept how it went. My life was a result of circumstances, other people, my job, and just going through the motions. My mood was also a result of those things.
Now I am working on being more INTENTIONAL about my life, how I spend my time, and what I do with the days I have here on this earth. Through personal development, I learned a lesson that’s made a HUGE impact on me. Want to hear it?
It’s that “I am 100% responsible for my life.” The first time I heard that, I thought OUCH! That’s not true. I can blame things on this and that and outer circumstances.
It’s true that things happen to us. A loved one dies. We have a medical issue. We get let go from our job. Things happen. There will always be “problems” in your life.
BUT, ultimately we are the ones who are 100% responsible for how we respond and react to those circumstances. We decide. We decide what we do with our time, how we manage our money, what we put in our bodies, and what we want for our futures.
While it’s a lot of responsibility, it’s also EMPOWERING. Because you get to take your power back.
Since it’s the beginning of July, I’m writing down a few goals in different areas along with ACTION items. Goals are just wishes until you take action. I’ll share a few of mine.
1. Marriage Bond – We’ve had a stressful few months with moving so I want to reconnect more with my husband. We will go on TWO dates this month without the kids. I also want to take family walks at least 3 times a week in the evening. This gives us time to connect and talk without technology.
2. Reading with my girls! – During the move, I haven’t been good about reading with the girls before bed and I know how important it is to read. I also need to encourage my rising 2nd grader to read each night. So, my action items is that we are going to the library tonight to get some new books and library cards. And we are going to go up for bed at 7:30 each evening so that we have time to take baths and read before bedtime.
3. Business – I know that I have something really special to share with other moms. Beachbody isn’t just a company, it’s a lifestyle. It’s a lifestyle that values health, fitness and good nutrition. It’s a lifestyle that helps parents have more freedom to be with their kids. It’s a lifestyle that values personal growth. My goal is to share this opportunity with 10 new people this month so I can get them started on their journey.
So, there you have it! Those are a few of my monthly goals. I’d love to hear what some of yours are for July.