End of Summer Goal-setting…
The energy that goes with summer is so fiery and fun! It encourages us to get out there, try new things and have crazy adventures. As we approach fall, it’s normal to have that moment when you look back at your summer and think “I’m completely off track! I didn’t accomplish any of my goals!”. Today, I’m going to walk you through how to shift some of that “not enough” energy into a more grounded feeling of accomplishment.
First, let’s reflect…
What did you love about this summer?
What experiences made you feel renewed and amazing?
How was that important to you?
Connect with a sense of gratitude that you were able to enjoy and be part of those experiences. Send out a little “thank you” for all the joy that came to you as you went through this summer season.
Then, think about what you feel is missing or what feels off track. If you’re not sure, check out that little feeling of irritation and see what it’s focused on. Is it job-related or relationship-focused? Is it something else? What does it want you to have done?
Now, let’s shift into creating some action. Once you’ve figured out what that irritation is all about, ask yourself “What action would help me to feel like I’m taking steps forward?”.
What’s your action?
Take that big action and break it down into 3-4 smaller steps. For example, if it’s job search time, you might be breaking it down into:
- Spend 2 hours this week refining and polishing my resume
- Make a list of 5 people who have the right connections to help me find out about job opportunities
- Send an email requesting a phone or coffee appointment to those 5 people by Friday
Before you put your 3 steps into action, also decide how you will celebrate accomplishing those tasks. Will you book a massage, buy a new interview suit or try the new sushi place across the street? What will help you connect with the energy of achievement? Connecting with this energy will help you to shift out of the “I’m not enough/I haven’t done enough” space. Constantly feeling like you’re not enough makes it very hard to stay aware and open to new opportunities, thus perpetuating that feeling.