We are now halfway through the year, and it’s the perfect time to reflect on your personal goals for 2023 to ensure you’re heading in the right direction. If you haven’t already written them down, you’re not alone—over 90% of the population doesn’t write their goals down. However, it’s a proven fact that those who do have 10X more chances of achieving them. In this blog post, let’s explore a 3-step approach to help you align with your Personal Goals 2023.
Step 1: Identify What You Truly Desire in Life It’s essential to acknowledge that it’s okay to want more for yourself in all aspects of life. Consider the following areas for your personal goals for 2023:
Health and Wellness
Career and Professional Development
Relationships and Personal Growth
Financial Stability and Security
Education and Intellectual Growth
Creativity and Self-Expression
Travel and Adventure
Personal Organization and Time Management
Emotional Well-being and Self-Care
Giving Back and Volunteering
If you haven’t already done so this year, take a moment to sit down with a pen and paper or your laptop. Start writing as many things as you can about what you truly want out of life.
Step 2: Assess and Categorize your Personal Goals. Once you have your list, go through each item, and evaluate how you feel about it. Categorize them into the following groups:
“A” for Attainable: These are the goals that you know are easily reachable because you’ve achieved similar things in the past.
“B” for Basic: These goals require a stretch from your current reality, but with some adjustments, they can be within reach.
“C” for Contradictory: These are what I call “when pigs fly” goals in my Best-Selling book, “Rise Above: Create the Abundant Life You Desire.” They are far-fetched and seem unimaginable.
Step 3: Focus on Your “When Pigs Fly” Goals Concentrate on the goals marked with a “C.” These goals should stretch and inspire you to dream bigger than ever before. However, they should also be something you’re genuinely passionate about, something that excites you.
Once you’re certain about your big “When Pigs Fly” goal, write it down in the present tense as if you already have it. Begin with the phrase, “I am so happy and grateful now that…” and continue with your statement.
Here are a few examples:
If you want to travel the world: “I am so happy and grateful now that I am traveling the world, exploring new cultures and creating lasting memories.”
If you desire to take a year off to travel: “I am so happy and grateful now that I am embarking on a year-long journey around the globe, immersing myself in new experiences and expanding my horizons.”
If your goal is to earn a six-figure income while traveling: “I am so happy and grateful now that I am traveling the world for a year while also earning a six-figure income doing what I love.”
Conclusion: While we would like to achieve our personal goals in the current year, the timeline for their fulfillment may vary. Plant the seed of your goals in your subconscious mind and allow them to flourish naturally. Instead of focusing on the “how,” maintain your passion for your Personal Goals for 2023, visualize them as already accomplished, and keep them at the forefront of your mind every day. Live, feel, and breathe them.
Remember to carry your goal card in your wallet or purse and read it at least once per day. Get excited because great things are coming your way. Embrace the journey!
Click Here for a printable version of my “When Pigs fly” goal card.
Denise Beaupre is a dedicated business consultant, leadership mentor, and successful entrepreneur, with a rich history of success in various ventures including managing and owning a trucking company for 22 years and a multi-million dollar real estate career. Personally mentored by personal development industry giant Bob Proctor, Denise is passionate about fostering creativity and growth within businesses. She has developed a unique academy designed to help people from all industries and all levels of business to RISE ABOVE. Learn about her latest course “Unleash the Power of Adaptability and Creativity in the Workplace” here.