For many years, after I left my full-time career, I stopped making plans and setting goals.
In a blur of nappies and feeds the days flowed into weeks, the weeks into months and months eventually become years.
The skills, the tools and the knowledge I once used to lead an effective and fulfilled life lay dormant, and I began to languish through life.
Then one day I happened upon an old notebook, in it I found my dreams and personal goals for 1999. I had listed my career, fitness, financial and even holiday goals.
At the very end I laid out some big,juicy long-term dreams.
I smiled as I read them. It felt amazing to recognise how much my life had evolved since then.
I felt an instant to connection to the ‘old me’ and it was exhilarating. I sat down then and there to quickly sketch out some new and exciting goals for myself.
Needless to say my life took a significant turn that day. I reignited a spark of ambition and returned to a life path that is both fulfilling and meaningful for me now as a Mum.
It is amazing how easily you can forget to keep looking forward and let go of your ambition.
How quickly you lose touch with the incredible person you’ve spent years becoming.
My realisation came that day a few years ago and since then I have avidly researched and tried many different methods to dream, wish and shape my own future.
I have discovered many interesting and unique ideas that have satisfied my desire to grow and evolve as a person.
Regardless of what I set myself as a goal, I wrote it down, I measured my progress and I celebrated madly.
I now seek to share the skills, insights and knowledge I have gained over the years to support others in taking an active role in leading their own lives.
So with another year about to end let’s be honest, will you be celebrating your achievements while basking in the glow of knowing how far you’ve come in 2015?
Are you beginning to focus on the year ahead and do you know where you are heading in 2016?
I know, they are big questions. And they should be. This is your life no less.
Many people spend years of their life feeling unfulfilled and dissatisfied.
A key reason that they feel this way is that they haven’t spent enough time thinking about what they want from life, and haven’t set themselves formal goals.
After all, would you set out on a major journey with no real idea of your destination? Probably not!
Goal setting is a powerful process for thinking about your ideal future, and for motivating yourself to turn your vision of this future into reality.
If this is beginning to sound like music to your ears then I have something for you. I have woven together all my insights and knowledge into a fun and effective email series.
Languish No More is a FREE 14 day Goal Setting and Intentions course, beginning on January 11th.
Simply register your details over here.
If you’re ready to make 2016 your best year ever, (and why not), then Languish No More is for you.