6 Game-Changing Tips That Will Uplevel for Goal-Setting Practice

... And help you achieve them while supporting your wellbeing (it might not be what you think).

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If you’re anything like me, you’re a diehard goal-setter; taking every chance you get to get clear on what you want in life and do your best to make it happen. Yet, upon reviewing my 2021 #goals and monthly #Moon intentions, I had a defeating revelation.

Most of my goals and intentions didn’t come to fruition. To be honest, 2021 was one of the most challenging years of my life and I know I’m not the only one. #welp

According to Ashira Prossack from Forbes, only 8% of folks who set resolutions actually follow through on them. Yikes. That’s a slim margin that results in the majority of people feeling defeated and frustrated.

After moving through much disappointment and feeling like a failure, I took it upon myself to shift my perspective and learn from this experience.

As a Counselling Astrologer and Life Coach who teaches people how to create in alignment with the Moon, I’ve had a lot of practice goal-setting including the things you might want to consider avoiding.

This is how I came up with these 6 game-changing tips that will uplevel your goal-setting routine:

Let’s set goals for the right reasons and make sure we’re well set up to follow them through while supporting our wellbeing.

1) Keep it simple It’s great to dream big and identify all the things you desire, but setting goals is different than writing a bucket list. One of the biggest mistakes I’ve made with goal setting is having too many (yes, that can be a thing). This makes it hard to prioritize what’s most important and put them into practice. This takes us to tip #2.

2) Make sure your goals are aligned with your core values Ideally, our core values direct our actions and decisions. This helps us prioritize what’s most important and focus on what really matters. In other words, we want to have integrity and set goals for the right reasons. When setting a goal, ask yourself: Does this align with my core values?

To identify your core values, check out this exercise.

3) Be realistic and hold yourself accountable Most of my clients are high achievers. I’m exceptionally good at calling them out on unrealistic expectations and helping them get crystal clear on what’s essential (yet, still working on it personally).