I’m coming up on my 3 month mark at my job which means, next week I have what’s called my success meeting. A meeting to discuss where I’m at, where I’m going and how things are going.
I’ve thought a LOT about my personal development, where I’m going, where I’ve been and where I WANT to go. I re-set my goals, and reevaluated my life and my passions.
Here’s what I came up with:
Passions: yoga. writing. being healthy (though I realize I have a ways to go as I skipped yoga tonight and went to Dairy Queen. My defense, I was running late and would have been late for class. And I’m going tomorrow, spinning friday, going to Aquafit Saturday, and yoga Sunday.)
What I’m good at: teaching, inspiring, social media, writing
How I can make $$: My company. Obvi. And yoga. I want to teach yoga and teach others to lead healthy lifestyles.
My “big hairy audacious goal” (BHAG): In ten years or so, I want to own my own yoga studio.
I mean, I want to write a book. I want to run an international race. I want to be debt free.
BUT! Here’s the thing with goals. They’re SO MUCH more powerful if you write them in the present tense. That’s been my biggest take away from work.
So let’s revisit those goals…
I own my own yoga studio by 2020
I complete my novel by 2011
I complete 200 hour yoga teacher training by 2015
I finish an international race by 2015
I buy a bike by 2013
I am debt free by 2015..
(these are not ALL of my goals…merely a few)
You get the point. Now here’s the debate. When you set goals for yourself, do you share them with the interwebs? Clearly I chose to, but some say that telling others your goals is a mistake because they try to shoot you down. Others say you SHOULD tell others your goals because that way others can support you in achieving them. What say you interwebs? Do you share your goals with others?
Now you’re probably all like wtf Heidi? And I’m like, inorite.
But I wanted to tell a little story. It’s short I swear. But hubs asked tonight how I came to wanting to own a yoga studio. I mean, in the past five years I’ve gone from wanting to run for public office, to wanting to become a millionaire lobbyist in DC to wanting to become a teacher, to now wanting to own a yoga studio.
But ultimately, and I realized this as I was writing my goals, I still want to teach and inspire. My reasoning behind wanting to teach never changed. Only the subject matter. I am CONSTANTLY so inspired by my yoga instructors – I mean one of them is a single mother who opened her own yoga studio, another is a Harvard MBA. You run into all sorts of people who just have such amazing stories but ultimately…the same message.
But dating back to when I first wanted to become a teacher, it wasn’t to teach about history…it was to inspire students to want to learn more about history. Ultimately, I found that I didn’t care enough about wanting to go back to school to make it all work, but I did find through my job now that I do still want to teach and inspire others. I’m lucky to have found something that I feel very, very passionate about. It won’t happen anytime soon, I still have a long ways to go with my own practice but I want to and know that I will eventually teach and inspire others the way my own yoga instructors have with me over the past few months.
So what’s your big, hairy, audacious goal??