Values, Intentions and Goals

With the new year upon us, I’m intentionally planning where I want to go in 2019. You should know, I’m not big into resolutions though. I think on a random Tuesday in March if you want to make a change or new commitment, go for it – January 1st is somewhat arbitrary in that way. That said, at the beginning of each new year, I find great value in doing these three things:

  1. Values alignment
  2. Intention setting
  3. Goal development

Our values are our guiding life principles. They filter how we take in information and how we make decisions. Most people go their whole lives without identifying or defining their core values. If this is you – try it today! If you need a worksheet, reach out and I’ll send you one. If you have identified and defined your values, take the time to analyze how much you’re living in alignment with those values. What would you need to do differently in the new year to strike a greater balance with your values?

When it comes to intention setting, I recommend creating a one-word mantra for the year. It could be a core value you want to leverage further or an attribute you’re working to hone. The idea is to name this one-word intention and live it daily. For me, 2019 is about growth which happens to be my top value. I want to grow my business further from individual coaching clients to corporate executives and leadership training programs. What will your one-word intention be for 2019?

As far as your goals, consider your values and your intention word when developing SMART goals for yourself. SMART goals are Specific, Measurable, Ambitious yet Realistic, and Time-bound. Along the theme of growth, one of my SMART goals is to attract five new corporate clients to deliver coaching and training programs to by March 31, 2019.

When you think of 2019, consider your values, an intention and a few goals. This exercise will have you motivated and inspired to start the new year with a bang. Happy New Year everyone!