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I Make Goals, Not Resolutions

I don’t know about you, but everyone in my life keeps asking me about my New Year’s resolutions. I get that we’ve hit the reset button, however I make goals, not resolutions, and you should too!

Let me break it down:

Res-o-lu-tion: a firm decision to do or not to do something.

Goal: the object of a person’s ambition or effort; an aim or desired result.

Goals come from the heart. Flexible, they mold to your hectic life schedule. Resolutions, on the other hand, are set in stone. Once altered, they’re immediately considered a failure. You see, most of us stumble upon failure, wallow there for a while, before picking ourselves back up and re-committing our minds and our hearts to our individual journeys. This process, while tedious, makes us stronger. There is nothing wrong or shameful about experiencing failure. The point is to see it, conquer it, and leave it behind in the past! 

Making goals allows you to set a destination and a path to get there. Goals reflect the positive ambitions you have for yourself and the people around you.

Share your goals with EVERYONE! Doing so will keep you motivated and accountable.

My Goals for 2019:

  • Run a marathon under 2 hours 45 minutes to qualify for the 2020 Olympic Trials

  • Post one blog post a week

  • Encourage people daily to take joyful risks. Allowing them to take the leap to believe in themselves and their thoughts. Taking risks and concurring doubt and failure to get to their max joy (i.e. TAKE JOYFUL RISKS).

  • Start an app with Elevate Together to build and spread our love for community with more individuals!

The last thing you want is to look back and be disappointed in yourself, you want to always be proud of reaching your goals!

Fly into the new year with ambition!