In my experience, there are three parts to forming and fulfilling goals:
- Aspirations: an unformed goal; the desire to achieve something vague (i.e. “I want to get fit”)
- Goals: S.MA.R.T. (i.e. “I want to lose 10% of my body weight by June 30, 2018”)
- Habits: the daily actions that lead to fulfillment of the goal (i.e. plant-based meals, no soda, no alcohol, exercise)
Aspirations beget goals. Goals beget habits. Habits fulfill goals. Goals fulfill aspirations. Thus, the Boomerang Effect.
I also like to think of the Boomerang Effect leading you back to yourself after your journey, whatever it may be. I’m finding this to be particularly relevant in Yoga With Adriene‘s 30 day program to kickstart the new year, True (which Shaunna recommended to me and I would highly recommend to you!). While each day has its own focus, the overarching theme is to discover, acknowledge, and honor yourself.
I’m going to keep this post short and sweet. I’ve been musing over the topic of goals long enough, and will delve into my personal intentions and progress soon. I hope yours are going well now that we’re nearing the end of week 1 in 2018!