You have learned so much about setting “resolutions” and working toward goals over this past month. You may wonder what happens when you reach the target you've spent so much time and dedication to achieve. While it can give you a tremendous sense of accomplishment to come to this place, it can also sometimes be a bit of a letdown. You might feel like you've reached your destination and now there's nowhere left to go. Luckily, that's not the case at all. Let's look at why it's important to keep setting new goals and “resolutions” in order to keep growing.
My favorite! Once you've moved past one goal or resolution, you can think of ways you build upon that specific objective to achieve something even bigger! For example, if you've lost your first 50 pounds, that's AMAZING and something to be proud of! But now you'd still like to build some muscle or and firm up your body. You could now focus on upping your fitness level and toning your body by setting an intention to go to the gym three times a week. Most achievements can be done bigger if you decide that's right for you.
Fulfill a Dream
Maybe the next logical step for you is to go back to an old dream that you once thought was unrealistic! After all, you've just completed a “resolution”. Build on the confidence you've gained from this success to move you along toward pursuing that thing you've always been too afraid to try. Maybe your long-held desire is to be a professional dancer or actor. While not everyone is cut out to go pro, that doesn't mean you can't sign up for lessons. What's stopping you? Think of the thing that sets your soul on fire, then try that!
Go in a New Direction
Another choice is to choose a “resolution” that has nothing to do with your past goals or even with your current life. Reinvention is a popular theme with personal development experts. It means making changes in the person you are today to become someone who feels more authentically you. This could be along the lines of making a career change, trying on a completely different fashion style or getting involved with a new social crowd. Change like this can be scary. But it can also make you feel happy with yourself and your life. Think about setting a new goal of reinvention.
These are just a few ideas to inspire you. The possibilities are endless! You can shoot for any kind of goal you desire. What's important is that you don't have to be finished just because your goal is complete. Growth and evolution are part of being human.