Year End Reflections: Why Did We Ignore the Third Category Goals?

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Yesterday we did a quick look at our third category goals and resolutions and gathered them all together on one list.

Today, let’s take a closer look at each goal and resolution and figure out why we ignored them.

Are they things that seemed like a good idea at the time but now that you think about it, you really have no interest in them at all? For instance, perhaps you joined a garden club because you love flowers and trees but yet the thought of digging in the dirt, pulling weeds, and the like, has absolutely no appeal to you at all.

Are they goals and resolutions that you wrote down because you were influenced by someone else’s choices, desires, and goals? For instance, perhaps you wanted to please a loved one or a teacher, coach, or mentor? Or maybe they’re goals and resolutions that you think you’re “supposed to” want. As an example, perhaps you’ve been living in an apartment and you’re doing well in your job so you think it’s high time you buy a house or a condo. You see that others of your age group and income level are doing it so you think you should, too. But yet you travel a lot for business and you want your weekends free for getting together with friends or for pursuing activities and interests you enjoy.

Or perhaps you find that these are goals and resolutions that you truly want but yet you just can’t seem to get going on them. I’ll use my example of the landscaping at my home. I need to redo it and I work on it a little bit each year, but it isn’t enough. I need to do more and I know I need to do more–make this more of a priority. But yet I keep dragging my feet over it!

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Put each of your goals and resolutions into a group: the first is for those that seemed like a good idea but, really, you honestly have no interest in them; the second group is for those goals and resolutions that were influenced by someone else–family, friends, mentors, society, advertising, etc.; the third group is for those that you really want to achieve but yet you just can’t seem to get going on.

That’s it for today!

We’ll take a closer look at each group in the upcoming days.

Now, though, let’s celebrate! This can be tough work emotionally and we need to celebrate ourselves for looking at and thinking about these goals and resolutions. As I’ve said before, this work is essential in helping us find the breadcrumb trail to our heart’s desires.

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WooHoo! You’re doing GREAT!

Your Friend and Pep Pal,

Lauren

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