Mindsets: 18 in 2018, Part 3

IMG_20171029_131845Goals are usually easier to achieve when they are SMART; you know, specific, measurable, actionable… all those things that make a clear distinction between achieving the goal and not quite making it. Despite those being some of the best kinds of goals, the last 6 of my “18 in 2018” goals are actually… not SMART. They are goals for my mindset. While I will certainly keep trying to write about them in my Best Self Journal, they don’t break down neatly into tasks and targets.

Instead, mindset goals are more about the person I want to be, regardless of the challenges that face me in 2018. I cannot narrow it down to just a few traits, but the ones I feel I can use the most improvement are these:

Quick at Recovering: I have a tendency to dwell on my failures and poor behavior, and I want to get better at bouncing back quickly.
Proactive: When I see something that needs doing, I want to just leap into action rather than waiting for someone else to get things done.
Good Listener: Too often I fear I am thinking about my own problems and issues when I should be paying attention to friends and family. I want to listen better.
Uni-tasking: I want to get better at focusing on a task rather than having to be exercising/planning/journaling/cooking/cleaning all at the same time. This also includes becoming less dependent on my cell phone.
Bravery: I’ve talked about this before, but I’m a pretty timid person when it comes to risks, and when the risk warrants it, I want to push past that fear and get to what is on the other side.
Dancier: I don’t know how this made it into this list,  but I don’t want to get rid of it. I don’t dance enough. I want to dance when I’m cooking dinner, and I want to take a Zumba dance class at the gym, and I want to go out swing dancing or salsa dancing or something. This only counts as a mindset because I usually don’t dance because most adults just don’t make space for dancing; I don’t want to think that way. I want to make it happen, even if I look completely goofy doing it.


3 Comments, RSS

  1. shoes15 January 1, 2018 @ 9:47 am

    “Dancier” sounds like an especially cool goal. Enjoy it!

  2. Melody Daggerhart January 1, 2018 @ 3:26 pm

    Your goals look a lot like mine. 🙂 I ordered some Body Groove DVD’s for the “dancier” bit because studies have shown dancing is one of the best exercises for the mind in terms of increasing happiness. I don’t have local classes available for adults, so DVD’s it is. But the rest of my list is resilience, courage, action, and trying to find ways to heal relationships after all the division and strife of the past year (which means trying to listen and ask more questions from opposing povs in an effort to communicate better) — all of which start in the mind. I wish you luck with your goals! And Happy 2018! 🙂

  3. Vanessa Gregoria January 1, 2018 @ 11:34 pm

    Great reflective goals to be the best person you be! Hope you have a Happy New Year!

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