Mid year is the perfect time of year to pull out the goals you set yourself back in January.  Hopefully you’ve been actively reviewing and evolving them, but if you haven’t now is the time to dust them off and see if you can recognize the person who wrote them 🙂  Think I’m kidding… I’m not!

I believe when we set goals, we are really saying, “ this is a reflection of who I am and what I value.”  Why then would it surprise anyone of us to find out that a goal we set back in January simply is not relevant or aligned to what is most important to us now, 6 months later.  I can totally relate.  On one hand, I set certain goals in January that I currently feel aligned to, others not so much!

On reflection, I wrote certain goals based upon the ‘results’ I wanted verses the lessons learnt along the journey.  For example: I had a health scare at the end of last year, so one or more of my goals related to exercise.

Unconsciously, I wrote these goals out of fear not joy so whenever I review them, I feel sad and judgmental.  This is one of the last things a goal should be created or set up to do.

In this moment of transparency, I can feel the release of judgment in my body (noticing less tension in my shoulders) as I consciously choose to acknowledge I was unconsciously committed to failure.  And the truth is I’m exercising a great deal more now than I was 6 months ago, hence the essence side of my persona.

Taking a deep breath or two, I notice I feel happy and I plan to create a new exercise goal to reflect: a) what I most want  b) what I can most learn about myself as I ‘live-into’ a particular goal, and c) my level of commitment.

When, and if, you choose to review your goals I invite you to check to see if you have created your goals from persona or essence?  No judgment needed, simply remember to allow your whole body to help you make your decisions and not just your brilliant and overactive mind.