Keep This in Mind When Setting Goals

February 23, 2024

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“The way we think about growth often has us laser-focused on the end goal. Yes, we might be aware of the steps that it takes to get what we want, but we think about grinding our way through them in lieu of a process we actually enjoy. When you think about your goals, take into consideration not only the objective itself but the journey of reaching it. Ask yourself: Will I like the ways that I’ll change along this path? Do I like the process of learning, of supporting others, of working with new people? Reflection can help you get clear on why you’re prioritizing certain goals and if they’re really representative of the life you want for yourself.”

—Isabelle Eyman, “We Can’t Be Productive Every Day—So Why Do We Continue to Glorify It?”

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  1. This definitely makes you stop and pause. Sometimes we only consider the goal and not the journey. Often I have set goals that lined up with what sounded good but they were not necessarily what brought me joy. Thanks for sharing this thought. Hugs!

    1. Debbie--Exactly! Sometimes we set goals we *think we should set and make ourselves miserable. The journey is so much longer than the end point--it's important to remember that.