In this episode I talk about setting appropriate expectations for ourselves in our new year and the difference between a vision and goals. I also share about my word for 2020: Connection.

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Key Points from this Episode:

  • Setting goals or having a vision can keep us from drifting through our lives.
  • A vision can keep things in perspective for what you have in your circle of influence, even when it’s a hard or the future is feeling unknown.
  • Think about the why behind your vision and goals. It needs to be realistic and compelling.
  • In seasons where you can’t do, focus on who you can be.
  • If you are in a season where setting goals of doing is not realistic, have your vision focus on who you can be instead.
  • Keep moving on the baby steps even when you aren’t feeling it so that when you have a “wake up” moment and see your life with fresh eyes, you can enjoy the life you have created.
  • Plan action steps for your vision (AKA goals) quarterly or even monthly if the whole year has too many moving parts to predict.

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