Set a Vision, Not a Goal for 2020

Have you set goals for 2020 yet? Or are you frustrated because you set goals at the beginning of the year but tend to forget about them after a few weeks?

I love setting goals, but it’s impossible to achieve them when you don’t have a clear path for where you’re going.

Let’s try something new this year. Let’s still set those goals, but then let’s take it a step further by creating a clear vision around those goals.

Vision: The ability to think about or plan the future with imagination or wisdom.

The key words there are plan and future. Without a vision, you don’t have a plan for reaching that goal. A plan is a necessity. Not only that, but you also need a bigger reason around why you want to reach that goal. Your vision will get you there.

Let’s say you have a goal of hitting a sales number in your business. Your vision is what your business and your life will look like when you reach it. When you hit your goal, you’re there. It can feel like kind of a let-down. But when you have a vision for what it’ll look like to get there, there’s more to celebrate.

Let’s say you’re planning a birthday party for your child. The goal is to execute the party. But the vision is celebrating the birth of your child, along with all the people who have supported you.

Having a vision is all about creating the feeling of why you’re doing something, to help you stick to the goals you’ve set for yourself.

I work with people every day who want to lose weight. A good goal would be to set a specific weight loss amount, by a specific date. Then what?

I want you to think about how you’ll feel once you lose the weight. That feeling, that vision, will help you push past the things that make you want to stop or give up. Think about what losing the weight will look like and feel like to you.

  • You’ll feel sexy on your next date night.
  • You’ll be able to jump on the trampolines with your kids–without stopping to catch your breath.
  • You’ll have more energy all day long.
  • You’ll be able to fit in that roller coaster you’ve been wanting to ride.
  • You’ll be proud of the family photos you’ll have taken.
  • You’ll stop wanting to hide behind loose, ill-fitting clothing.

It’s not about losing the 20 pounds, it’s about the feeling you’ll have when you get there. That’s what will keep you on track.

When I embarked on the 100-day Morning Meltdown program, the goal was to finish. But the vision was to feel healthier, resist temptations because I was seeing progress and to continue the journey of health and fitness. And once I accomplished my goal of finishing, I could replace that goal with a new one. The vision remains the same.

So tell me: What are your goals for 2020? And what is the vision that will get you there? Email me and let me know!

I am a 44-year old married mom of 4. I love my family. If you’re a mom, then you know kids and a spouse keep you busy. It’s easy to forget yourself in the process of taking care of your family. My mission is to help other moms take care of themselves so they can be more available to their loved ones and lead more fulfilling lives.

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