Tip #2 from my new "Grab Your Goals" coaching program is about determining if the goal in mind is really yours and if it will keep you motivated: How does it make you feel?
We rationalize, analyze, and strategize. But the truth is, we do things—or don't do things—because of how they make us feel. Or how we think they will make us feel.
Think about your life. EVERYTHING you ever really wanted in your life was because you thought it would make you feel good or feel better. You want something because your think it will make you feel satisfied, more fulfilled ... or proud, accomplished ... or relief ... or joy ... or free.
Ho does the goal you're considering make you feel? Do you feel excited? Empowered? Or do you feel resistant? Burdened? If you don't feel excited when you imagine attaining the goal, then maybe it isn't really YOURS?
Or start here to find your goal: How do you WANT to feel? What will it take for you to feel that?
Next tip up: Making a list of goals.
I was intrigued from the first moment I read the bold claim accredited to Socrates that "the unexamined life is not worth living" and it has been a touchstone throughout my life. And, through the power of hindsight, I see its influence powering many of my career choices and life activities.