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Intentional Dreamers


Happy Monday, sweet Lovelies!

Today’s post was scheduled to be all about goal setting and my 2015 goals. Well, after attending the Creative @ Heart Conference last weekend (post soon), my goal setting has slowed down. I view this as a very positive thing. I often feel the pull and pressure of putting something on my calendar and sticking to it. But you know what? Sometimes that leads to hurried results, which do not end up serving myself or others to the best of my ability.


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For the past 2 years, I have used Lara Casey’s goal setting steps, along with her PowerSheets the past year and a half. This has worked for me, but I haven’t always taken the time to really be still and dig as deep as I can. It works in the sense that I have a lot of ‘pretty’ checkmarks for things that don’t really serve to improve my core of what matters in life. Some of it does, but my heart yearns for those checkmarks to be so much more meaningful and intentional this year. That pattern is what I am attempting to break now. At the conference, surrounded by so many amazing creatives, I had an ‘aha’ moment (ok, or 10). Why would I rush through life or keep going from one ‘milestone’ to the next without being truly present in that season?

My whole life, I have always had these to-do’s and benchmarks to check off my list, but that is not what life is all about. Not that having guideposts is a badthing, it’s just that I often took them to be rigid requirements of how to live. Last year, my song of the year was “Oceans” by Hillsong United. I wanted to be guided and fully trust that where I spent my energy and what I did with my life invested in others. While I do think I did those things, they were not done 100%. This year HAS to be different. My perspective truly has shifted and for that I am eternally grateful, but there is work yet to be done.

I’m still in the early stages of my PowerSheets and now have begun reading Make It Happen, which goes hand in hand. As I work through that process, keeping an open mind and truly being still is my priority. What good are goals if your why for them isn’t deeply rooted in your soul? What, then, is their true purpose? At this point, February 1st is going to serve as my starting point, because I refuse to rush this year.

Never stop dreaming, loves. This world is full of beautiful dreamers that share amazing things with all of us. How are you going to make them happen? Are you goal setting? Or do you have another method of gaining perspective and envisioning your year ahead? Whatever is on your heart and ahead for you this year, you are going to rock it, Lovely!!

xoxo, Jenn

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