2 resources for making resolutions and setting goals

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

This time of year gets the control freak in me all fired up. I'm itching to make lists of resolutions and spreadsheets of goals. My approach to this tends to change slightly from year to year to year. Over the past couple of weeks I have been reading the excellent blog of Chris Guillebeau (The Art of Non-Conformity) and I am inspired by his ideas.

This year I left the corporate world to be at home with my kids. This change, I'm now completely aware, was long overdue. I feel that it has opened up so many possibilities for me. I'm overwhelmed by those possibilities, frankly, but in a good way. I am very excited about the energy that I can feel building somewhere deep in my heart. The place that knows what's next but that hasn't shared that with my brain yet.

Right now, my goals are just gut feelings without definition and I feel like I'm hovering. I have been adjusting my focus to gather input from my intuition and I have begun to have "ah ha" moments when I notice feeling weighed-down. I have started to question some things that have been a part of my routine forever. Things that I normally don't give a second glance, like exercising in the gym. I've done that for 20 years now, but isn't it much more inspiring to run outside? After running a half-marathon in October, it became quite clear to me that I hate treadmills. Thirteen miles of the most beautiful parts of San Francisco passed so quickly. A few miles on the treadmill since then? Not so much.

Right now I'm gathering information. Soon, I hope to have a more lucid definition of my goals. Today I signed up for an e-course called Mondo Beyondo that I'm very excited about. The timing of my finding this course was serendipitous. I love it when things just fit together like they were put in place by a me from the future who is sending myself love notes in the past!


1. The Art of Non-Conformity - How to Conduct Your Own Annual Review
2. Mondo Beyondo

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