Dec 14, 2018

Cultivate Your Life Podcast Episode 003: How to Follow Through on Your Goals

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Pressure-filled goal setting? Adding more to your already-full plate? No, thank you! This is goal setting for people who hate goal setting. Step by step, you’ll uncover goals that last—goals you want to follow through on. No perfection required!

In this episode:

—We get honest from the start: you’re in one of two camps—you’re either excited for the year ahead, but don’t know how to get started or where to begin, OR you’re frustrated that you didn’t make progress on some of your goals this year and you’re feeling burned out.
—I tell you why traditional goal setting hasn’t worked for me, and I’ll teach you goal setting process for people who hate goal setting. (Yes, I said it—I hate traditional goal setting.) My process is untraditional, and IT WORKS!
—You learn what a “cultivated goal” is—and it doesn’t include the traditional pressure-filled, do-it-all goal-setting stuff that you’ve heard about your whole life. Cultivated goals are about growing what you’ve been given and what you already have: your relationships, your money, your possessions, your work, your children, your home, your health, and your time.
—We talk through practical, easy-to-implement tips to cultivate your life. You’re going to love them, and they’re going to change your life!
—You will take away a short and easy homework assignment that’s going to set you up for success all year long.

Interested in some of the things I mentioned throughout this episode? Here you go!

—If you need a proven 3-step goal setting process that actually works, the PowerSheets® Intentional Goal Planner is for you!
—Catch up on my Eighth-Annual Intentional Goal Setting Series here on the blog – start with Part 1!
—Read all about how I embraced imperfect progress in my book Cultivate: A Grace-Filled Guide to Growing an Intentional Life. You can read the first 3 chapters for free here!
—Want to uncover what matters most in person? Join us at the Making Things Happen Conference in Chapel Hill, NC. This is one of my favorite things I teach every year!
—Take our Goal-Getting Personality Quiz to find out how you best set goals and get our best resources and encouragement to finally set goals you can’t wait to get started on!
Break your big picture goals down into smaller and smaller chunks until it’s almost impossible to NOT progress. That little-by-little progress will build momentum over time, and soon enough, you’ll be on your way! Need some starting steps? Browse our Goal Action Plan blog series for inspiration. We broke out some common goal buckets (such as parentingfitnessnutrition, and finances) into simple monthly, weekly, and daily goals to give you starting steps.

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  1. Carleen on January 14, 2019 at 5:13 pm

    Lara, if you haven’t picked a YouVersion Bible reading plan, please consider The Bible Project’s Read Scripture plan.

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