Ive been feeling a bit unmotivated for the last few months. I finally made my career move, hoping that would provide some type of relief, and it did very briefly. Don’t get me wrong — I absolutely love my job, I really do. I’m really over here thanking myself for having the courage and desire to make such a bold career move before I had initially planned to do so. But I’m still feeling some type of void that I can’t seem to shake.

It took some digging to see where my issue truly stemmed from. But I think it’s because I’ve achieved almost everything I had planned to achieve at this age. I had graduated college, dived into several different careers simultaneously, and the only thing that was left was to become a homeowner.. which I did. So now it’s like I feel there isn’t anything else left for me to strive for on a personal level. And I say that in the most modest way that I can. I just believe the solution would be to set some new goals to work towards.

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Jules Marcoux suggests a very efficient way to get and stay motivated when trying to achieve your goals. I was perusing Instagram this morning when I came across his message which suggests to think 20 years ahead and then work backwards. Typically, this is how I work on my goals. I’ll set a long term goal and then break it down into several short term goals. To me, this prevents getting discouraged so easily. been there.. Following this method truly works for me, but I guess I’ve reached that time in my life where it’s time to start setting more goals. Perhaps I just didn’t think I would achieve so many goals so quickly at a rate faster than I was able to keep a refreshed/updated list of my goals. But it’s time to get back to work.

So I’m getting to work. I’m spending this weekend to reassess some things, set some goals, and put some things in action. I’m pulling one of the many moleskine & other notebooks I absolutely HAD TO HAVE and I’m putting my pen to the paper. That’s the only way it becomes real to me. And I’ll be writing until my hands get too tired to continue.

How do you all go about setting your goals and then reaching them? Is there a method to your madness?

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2 Comments
  1. Law_Fal

    June 29, 2016 at 2:52 pm

    I’d probably be laid up in fetal position rocking and humming if I even began to think on the things I still want to accomplish. Career wise I’m like cool, then I’m like ok well every other goal you have yet attained is depending on another person.. Like husband, son, etc etc. Maybe I’m nuts for having that on my goals list, but in all honesty thats the only other thing in life I have no control over and can’t do by myself & that fact alone horrifies me. Annnd now let me go before I crawl up under this desk LOL

  2. Keith Raymond

    August 23, 2016 at 1:15 am

    I never thought about working backwards. Maybe I should try that, because I feel I am in a transition period right now. I just started to try something new to get out of my comfort zone. I started writing down my goals, as that is something I have never done before. Posts like this provide inspiration because it is interesting to read what others are doing in their lives.

    Thanks!!

    Keith

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