How to Create New Goals on Vacation
Ahh summer… You’re watching the kids play in the water, and another cocktail has been delivered to you; you’re drifting between that semi-conscious state and ahhhhh…. Now is the perfect time to get creative, get new goals and a new attitude.
When your brain is un-cluttered with the activity that usually crowds it, this space is the perfect time to get creative about how you want to live and work. Getting clear on how you want to live and work in the future means that decisions become easier to make. They’re easy to make because you can see what you’re aiming for.
Doing a summer inventory of where you are now, where you want to be, and how you can get there will give you a blueprint to work towards when you get back from vacay.
So…find some quiet space, grab your journal, and let your mind wander unimpinged and free of limits and boundaries. Think only of possibility. Allow creativity to drive you. The ‘How’ will take care of itself. Write unedited and free-flow.
Start with these questions to give you some inspiration:
Describe in detail what your ideal working day would look and feel like.
What would the schedule be like – or would there be no schedule?
How would you start your day?
What would your work environment look like?
What would your ideal day allow you to do?
What sort of tasks would you be doing?
Do the same with your personal life.
Who is in your personal life?
What kind of relationship do you have?
How does this relationship make you feel?
What makes you feel that way?
Who else is in your personal life?
How do you spend your time?
What is your most favorite thing you do?
Where do you live?
In what kind of dwelling?
What does success look like to you? Describe it in detail.
How does your version of success make you feel?
What relationships do you want to nurture? How?
What opportunities have you created for yourself?
What opportunities do you desire to create for yourself?
What values do you admire in others?
What have you been put on this planet to do?
What is your BHAG (Big Hairy Audacious Goal?)
What is ONE small thing you can do today to bring you closer to your BHAG?
When you close your eyes what do you often dream of?
If you felt brave, what would you do?
If you could live anywhere, where would it be?
If there were no limits, what would you desire?
Spend time reading through all you have written, and anchor it in. How different could your life and career goals be just by making a few small adjustments to your current lifestyle?
Now, ready, set,….GO!