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Friday Prompt: Long-Term Goals

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I know, I know. But hear me out.

We’re not talking New Year Resolutions here because those are hardly ever helpful. But having a direction is good, and the new year sets the mood. So, like we do a review at the end of the year, and that can be helpful, so can setting intentions for the new year.

My favourite way to think about long-term intentions is to imagine myself doing the end-of-year review. And today, I invite you to use that tool: imagine yourself at the end of 2023. It doesn’t have to be doing the year review. It can be tanning on a beach somewhere on your sun break. Or at the year-end party where everyone drinks a bit too much because they feel the new year’s resolutions coming. You can spend a few minutes writing down details: who are you with? What are you wearing?

Now, imagine that you feel like this year was a great year. A fantastic year. You’ve nailed this year. And ask your end-of-2023 self: why? What happened to make this such a wonderful year?

Whatever your answer is, that’s your intention for the year. You would probably need to break it down to SMART goals (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Timely - but we took care of the time frame, didn’t we?) and make a plan to get to that place, and remember that all of it may still not happen because life. But you’ve got a direction.


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