Think about the last goal that you achieved that you truly were happy about. How much energy and passion did you have around that goal? It is a lot easier to achieve goals when we have a sense of excitement and passion around them.
The first step in creating successful goals is to wrap them around your passion and interests. Certainly, there will be some goals where you just need to achieve them. But even those – I encourage you to look for creative ways to link your passion, energy, and your interests. The goals that you have a better chance of achieving are the ones where you are passionate. Here are some examples of my goals that are linked with my passions:
I want to be healthy and I love to swim! My goal for 2012 is to swim 4-5 times a week.
I love to read! I want to be more intentional about reading and my goal is to read 2 books a month.
I love my husband! We will continue our date nights since this are a practical way to keep our love alive.
How about you? What are you passionate about?