If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you know that I categorize myself as a “goal crusher.” I first heard the term during my 1.5 month stint working at a lululemon, when my then-store manager encouraged us to use the hashtag #goalcrushrepeat. I loved it then, but I didn’t really fully understand what goal crushing looked like until the past seven months happened.
In the last seven months, I have crushed some major life goals. I lost a bunch of weight, got the fittest I’ve ever been, ran my fourth marathon (in under five hours, finally!), competed in Miss Maryland USA, moved in with my boyfriend and added a furry family member, aced my first semester of teaching classes, was published on Thought Catalog, landed my very first full time teaching position, and began taking on goal coaching clients.
In seven months.
For comparison’s sake, this time last year, I was overweight, in a job that didn’t fulfill me, had no idea what I wanted to do with my life, and was absolutely, without a doubt, miserable.
Some of you read that last sentence and found yourself nodding your head. You’re there right now, and you don’t know how to get out of it. You know, the funk.
Believe it or not, the funk is not forever. You can beat the slump – even if it is the worst slump of your entire life – by setting goals and working every day towards accomplishing them. It doesn’t happen overnight, and some days will feel like your dream life is forever away, but I promise that with values-driven, dynamic, and ON PURPOSE goal setting, you can create a life that makes you freakin’ pumped to get up in the morning.
Okay? I promise. We’re going to get you there.
Interested? Here’s what we’re going to do. Today is the first of a three part series on how to be a Goal Crusher. Over the next three Wednesdays, find yourself right back here for a free download and a little bit of guidance.
Today’s free download has two parts: the first requires you to visualize exactly what you want your life to look like, and the second involves you quickly writing down what you see as your top three goals RIGHT. THIS. SECOND.
So, visualization. On the Goals! sheet, you’ll do this in the teal box. You might need more space — that’s a-ok! Just flip over the paper or use a notebook. If you’ve never done visualization before, it’s going to feel weird, but go with it! Trust me on this one.
Taking five to ten minutes (or more!), write or draw what your life would look like if you could snap your fingers and it was exactly what you wanted it to be. How much money would you make? What job would you have? Are you married or not? What do you do in your free time? The more descriptive, the better. If you’re writing, use first person and present tense. The goal here is to get your dream life written down.
Once you’ve finished, take 30 seconds to jot down the first three goals that enter your mind. No extra time! Write them down right away.
Okay, that’s all for this time. If you loved this exercise and it got you excited, please share! Just make sure to include where you got the goodies 🙂
Want individualized help? I offer that too, and it’s totally affordable. Shoot me an email and we’ll get started.