November 25

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Do you know where you’re going?

By Marion Nixon

November 25, 2022


I had plans for November that didn’t work out because unexpected things took priority. Does this happen to you? It has been my experience not only this week, but for a chunk of the year as resolving an urgent family situation took priority for several months. Looking back it’s been a roller coaster year for me and looking forward to next year … it’s now time to start planning for next year to make sure that I achieve my goals in spite of unexpected situations.

Setting goals use to freak me out as I couldn’t see how I could plan things when I felt I had no control over achieving them. Over the last few years I’ve learnt the power of intention – the inner certainty of knowing what you want without getting stuck on how to achieve it. All you need to do is find the next step. Not even two steps ahead, just one.

Your intention needs to be specific so that you can see your progress. ‘I want to be happier’, ‘I want to earn more money’ are unmeasurable goals. What does more happiness look like – spending more time with your family or going to more social events? How much more money do you want – R100 or R100,000?  If you don’t know what your goal looks like, how will you recognise reaching it? There’s a saying, if you don’t know where you’re going, any road will do. And with my poor innate sense of direction, without a plan, I end up going in circles!

Call me for help in setting goals for next year – I use a system with the delightful acronym of DUMB goals! I find it much more ‘user friendly’ than SMART goals!

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About the author

I love enabling women make their heart-dream real and supporting them as they grow in courage and confidence.

My desire to help others comes from my personal experience of breaking free from personal limiting beliefs into a new way of life. I’ve learnt how to clear the hidden inner resistance that holds you back from achieving your dreams and want to share that with you.

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