I have a tough time making plans.
Not plans like what I write in my dayplanner. That, I have on lock. My whole life is recorded both in a hard copy physical dayplanner and an electronic one on my iPhone that is synced to three different email accounts, just in case I lose anything, it is backed up and then backed up again. I’m good there.
I mean plans like “I plan to run a half marathon on XXX date.” And then making it happen.
I made Disneyland happen because I had the wherewithal, I had a goal, I had a hard date by which to meet that goal, and I did whatever it took to make that happen. I didn’t have a plan on how to make it happen, I just took one step at a time, knowing where I was going. I spent that whole trip with an amazing feeling of accomplishment, because that was a huge goal and I did it.
But in recent memory, that seems to be the only goal I’ve been able to reach.
My weight loss has stalled out because I reached my first BHAG (Big Hairy Audacious Goal). I did not think I would make it, so I didn’t want to be a disappointment so I didn’t reset the goal once I actually lost that 50 pounds.
My budgeting goals are going VERY well, but that’s not something you normally chat with people about.
My Crossfit life is coming along swimmingly, but I never set goals in the box because I’m not sure what my limits are and my coach helps me with that.
My personal business (aka “The Stuff I Don’t Blog or Social Media About”) is kind of at a standstill because I am at a very big crossroads in my life and need to pick a direction to go.
So I think my big issue is that I don’t know how to set SMART Goals and then reset them once I reach them. So that’s my job this week….how to work towards goals and set ones I can actually attain.
How do you set goals? Do you formulate a plan to reach them, or just do whatever it takes to make it happen?