When we aren't reaching our goals, we naturally look at what is stopping us. Sometimes we focus on what is "wrong" with us. The thing is, telling yourself that you need to "fix" yourself isn't very motivating. It doesn't inspire change. What does inspire change is imagining your Big Vision for your work in the … Continue reading Create Goals to Learn, Not to Fix.
We've all been there. We make a goal, get psyched, lose momentum, and don't make progress. You might feel like you're to blame. Like there's something "wrong with you." Instead of turning on yourself, tune into yourself. You can read books about productivity and goal-setting till the cows come home, but ultimately you have the … Continue reading Make Progress on Your Goals: 13 Questions
You've set goals for 2020. There are things you want to do to realize your Big Vision for your work in the world. But how will you make space for it? I know I've been writing along this theme for a little bit (e.g. Sometimes Your "To-Do" Is To Do Less and Rest, Do Less … Continue reading Make space for your 2020 Big Vision
When we make New Year's goals, we're often inclined to lean towards one extreme: Create a new life and leave the old one behind. Express our "good" qualities, and repress our "bad" ones. Make plans to create the perfect _____________, and symbolically, or literally burn up the past versions that didn't work. When after a … Continue reading New Year’s Goals, Extremes and Being Medium
For ten years, I gathered a group of six women each month for a couple hours to talk about our Big Visions for our work in the world. We celebrated our successes and offered support through our challenges. At the end of each meeting, we committed to the actions we'd take until the next month. … Continue reading 5 Steps to Start Your Own Big Vision Circle