February Goals, Underachieving, the Desire Map, and Core Desired Feelings
Coming off the fabulous success of January, where I was writing/cleansing/achieving; I went and made a bunch of new goals for February. Way too many and not well thought out. Typical fool move. Needless to say I didn’t reach many, if any, of my desired outcomes. I realized my mistake pretty quickly and wrote this post about it. What I didn’t get into was how I had been doing Danielle Laporte’s Desire Map as a book club with a bunch of my friends. We are trying Danielle’s approach to goal setting, which- put simply- is figuring out what your Core Desired Feelings are (CDF’s) and then creating your goals by how you want to feel.
After going through the program, I centred on 5 CDF’s. I want to feel:
There are many meanings to each of the words I chose, and what they mean to me:
Potent encompasses: sexy, prolific, effective, meaningful, creative, and sensual.
Magnificent embodies: wise, warm, infinite, present, powerfully feminine, and kind.
Abundant contains: affluent, open, confident, free, and ease.
Interconnected incorporates: loved/loving, curious, engaged, sensitive, and inspired.
Bright comprises: conscious, helpful, warm, vital, and eternal.
From there you hunker down and figure out what you need to achieve- this year, this month, this week, this day- based on those feelings. New way of goal setting.
And you aren’t supposed to have too many goals. Classic rookie mistake.
So dear readers this is all a long preamble to explain why I didn’t get done last month what I didn’t get done. Also why I haven’t gotten a new list full of new things to do- yet.
But these things are coming- explanations, celebrations, and plans. My goals for the year are:
- Publish something.
- Move to Vancouver.
- Blog my heart out.
- Take a trip.
My goals for the month? Coming up- I’ll post this week! Hope you all are keeping warm.