How is it the middle of June already? I feel like we were just celebrating the New Year and making goals for the year. I guess it’s true what they say, time goes by faster as you get older. Which is why we need to live every day doing things we love.
I was looking at the list of goals I set for myself at the beginning of the year, and I could be totally upset that I haven’t really accomplished much (never a surprise with me BTW) or I can choose to be stoked about the new, clearer ideas that have been formulating recently.
I start every year off with a list of things to do in the year. I am always ready to go with a game plan to make that happen. Then it all goes sideways, and I end up not working on those goals, but instead, come up with other things to do that I am jazzed about. It’s the squiggle line in me. My mind has a million different things going on and it wants to try to do them all, and you know how that works out…”failure”.
I put failure in quotes, because is it really failure? I used to think so. I used to get all upset at myself for not doing what I said I was going to do…not losing the weight, not quitting smoking, not reading the bible cover to cover, not doing this or that. But if I don’t look at the goals not checked off, but look at the things that actually happened; I am doing okay.
So, most of the things I said I was going to do at the beginning of the year haven’t come to pass, but I have a few new ideas that I am happy about. These new things came to me out of the blue, I didn’t sit down with pen and paper and think about them like I do with my beginning of the year goals, they just happened naturally. Which is how I should let my life unfold anyway.
It’s funny, I always try to do things like other people do, but most of the time that does not work for me. I think I should be more organized and detail oriented, have a detailed game plan with every T crossed and every I dotted. I don’t know why I think that, because I know better. I know I am more of a go with the flow girl. Things will work out if I just let it happen.
Example…I have been involved with a company for almost two years. I had big goals to make it to the top and make the big money. I tried to do things like everybody else I saw, but most of the time I was getting the sound of crickets. I have a few clients that came to me by just talking, no fancy social media posts, no weird calls or texts, just me being me. And after almost two years of talking to my sister about it, I have come to the conclusion that it is not what I really want. I will still be involved with the company and continue to work with the few people I have and if others come, great, but I really don’t want to be at the top of the heap; that’s just not my jam.
What has happened, is I came up with a great idea for a collection of short stories and I am currently in the process of writing it. It all started from a writing prompt on Pinterest. I just took the idea and wrote. By the end of the next day, I had the idea for the book and most of titles for the stories. All because I decided to “randomly” pick a writing prompt that day. Stay tuned, I plan on having it self-published on Kindle later this year.
I also started doing the social media content for our church. We have been lacking in this department since the last person moved back to the mainland. This came about by a simple conversation over lunch with our Pastor on Good Friday. I never had a thought about it, it just came tumbling out of my mouth over a plate of pancakes and eggs. God works like that with me.
I am also looking back into the Life Coaching space. I became a certified Master Life Coach back in 2020 while the world was on hiatus, but never started a business. I knew what I wanted to do but got scared as I looked at other people as a guide. Of course, it’s always good to look for examples to help you get started, but I was getting stuck in the mimic. I didn’t have the confidence that I could make it happen in my own way, but that is just nonsense. I know I have a good niche idea and I am going to make it happen.
So, my goals have changed for the year, but I am happy with how they changed. I didn’t force them, they just changed on their own. I am guided by a deeper force than myself and I have to remember that life works out better when I get just out of the damn way and let it happen.
***Question for the comments…How is your year so far? Did you accomplish any goals? Have you changed them up like I did? Do you not make any goals at all and it’s working out great? Let me know!!!
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