Setting Big, Scary Goals

I have always been very goal oriented. I LOVE setting goals and reaching them.

One thing that we often talk about in Thirty-One is setting goals. Those big, scary goals. You know the ones I’m talking about, the goals that you have in the back of your mind but make you incredibly nervous to write down or say aloud.

I’m very lucky to have a group of other Directors that I chat with daily. Last year when I was working on my goals for my one year anniversary with Thirty-One they asked me what I would like to have by then. I told them “I’d like to be a team of 20, but that goal scares me!” They all replied “well, then that’s your goal. If it doesn’t scare you, it’s not big enough” So that was that, I had a goal to become a team of 20 by my one year anniversary. I wrote it down on my Goal Board and I looked at it every day… and then I reached my goal.

By having your goals written down and somewhere where you see them every day, you’re holding yourself accountable. You don’t want to look at those goals every day and say “ugh, I’m not going to be able to reach them”, you want to look at them with determination and tell yourself “I’m working my booty off to reach those goals”

I have several stages of goals. Currently on my goal board I have my goals by National Conference, which is less than two weeks away:

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See where I crossed out $12,500 and changed it to $15,000? That is an amazing feeling! When you reach your goal ahead of schedule so you have to up your goal. I LOVED crossing that out and challenging myself even more!

My goals are displayed on my Thirty-One Hang Up Home Organizer right next to my desk in my office, along with some of my favorite celebratory postcards.

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Keeping words of encouragement next to your goals is a great way to believe in yourself and in your goals.

What are some of your goals? They can be for your family, your home, your business… anything!

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I am the mother to the most hilarious 14 year old I’ve ever met, wife to one hot HOT (Husband Of Thirty-One), and a crazy bag lady… or if you want to be formal about it, I am an Independent Director with Thirty-One. Whoo Hooo!

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    @heather I absolutely love this statement about goal setting from your WIRL…”If it doesn’t scare you, it’s not big enough”. That’s great advice! I think it’s hard to set goals, especially when you are reaching for something that feels new and outside of your comfort zone. Recently, I set a goal to be more positive and I set up ways to measure my success…so far it’s working really well and I sometimes catch myself being negative, but now that I know to look for these tendencies, it makes me much more accountable!

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