Today’s Hashimoment: Are you where you want to be?
Here we are, rounding the last lap of 2018. What a difference one rotation around the sun makes!
Yeah, would that it actually made any difference at all. The truth is for many of us, it doesn’t. Sorry to break it to you, but someone has to.
Does this sound familiar?
My goals for 2019 are to actually accomplish the goals I had for 2018, which were left over from 2017 because I promised myself in 2016 and I made a detailed list in 2015.
Of course, I’m joking, but honestly, as I was taking inventory of where I am today versus last year at this time, I still have a number of things that didn’t budge.
They are exactly the same. I accomplished some important things like finishing my book and getting it published and getting some other projects completed. But those things that didn’t get done are eating at me. And I also had some old bad habits reassert themselves. Argh! That’s frustrating.
But you know what I realized? I had way too many goals. Only a super human mutant would be able to accomplish the laundry list I have been dragging around like a ball and chain. And old habits are well worn neural pathways, it’s not hard to reactivate them.
All of this made me reflect on this and really ask the question, what can we do to be more successful, how can we make the changes we need to make to accomplish the goals we want to achieve in 2019? That includes health goals, relationship goals, financial goals, happiness goals.
Bottom line? You need to become the person who accomplishes those goals and you need to or I least I need to prioritize and have fewer goals. We need to boil down all those things we want to accomplish down to the bare minimum so we can get there.
Because here’s the thing, if you aren’t the person who can accomplish those goals and you have too many goals, then you are setting yourself up for failure and we’ll be right back here again next year.
So what does it mean to be that goal accomplishing person? You have to develop the habits that support you in becoming that. Because that’s what makes you who you are, the things you do every day.
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Devil's Pond, Mt. Hope Cemetery
It must be my past life as a Victorian Lady coming through, because I love walking through Mt. Hope Cemetery. It's peaceful, has beautiful monuments & gravestones and is the perfect mix of nature, history and city life. .
I have no idea where Devil's Pond got its name from, but ever since I can remember that's what we called it. Most towns/cities have an area named after the Devil (in fact there is a dope book called The Devil is in the Details that talks about this) Do you have one in your town? If so, drop a comment and tell me below!!