Don’t make goals for 2020 - Cultivate a Transformative Lifestyle
Education, December 29, 2019
Rather than spending time on goals, spend time on cultivating a transformative environment.
If you want sustained growth you need to create a growth environment. You want to align as many behaviour's or habits as possible to create sustained momentum for change. Too many people spend too much time creating SMART goals that are self sabotaged with entrenched behaviour's not allowing the newly created shiny goal to ever take hold. Most New Years goals never eventuate as it’s similar to planting a new seedling in a desert. You have to cultivate the environment to allow goals to take seed, establish roots, then bear fruit.
Rather than writing goals this New Years how about figuring out WHO you want to be, your identity; then examine your habits and assess if they align with that person. Start to cultivate a lifestyle that fits with your vision by culling behaviour's that block the identity you envision and replace them with behaviour's that allow sustained transformation over a lifetime. Starting to self evaluate isn’t as exciting as making up a new glamorous goal, and can be a little uncomfortable as you have really sit down and be honest with yourself. As Socrates said - “the un-examined life is not worth living” Too many people make New Years goals to create exciting conversation that just covers over the real hard graft that will yield real transformative, long term results.
Choose lifestyle transformation in 2020, not another year of scattering seeds on dirt. Continuing to throw shiny goals on top of an un-examined poorly cultivated life will never allow you to move towards your potential and true purpose.