Setting the Right Goals

I hope this post finds you well! I talked a little bit about this on my stories yesterday, but I wanted to go a little bit more into detail about setting the right goals in order to succeed.  Soo, here we go!

The first step in setting the right goals is to figure out exactly what you want and why you want it.  Passion and purpose play such a huge role when it comes to finding success.  If you have goals that you are passionate about you are so much more likely to succeed.  

The second part of setting the right goals is knowing what kind of goals to set.  We all have heard of SMART goals before, which are important, but not what I am going to talk about today.  Today I want to talk about performance/action oriented goals versus outcome oriented goals.

Performance oriented goals are goals that are based on your performance (something you have direct control over).  Setting these types of goals will allow you to push yourself and stay motivated a lot easier.

Outcome oriented goals are goals that are just based on results (something you don't always have control over).  When you set outcome oriented goals you can get frustrated easily when you don't reach your goals.  Even if you do everything YOU can, that doesn't always mean you will reach your goals if they are outcome oriented because there are other factors involved that are out of your control.

Don't set your goals based on a "prize" that you can't always control.  When part of your goal is based on outside factors, you are much more likely to fail and be discouraged.  Base your goals off of things that are completely in your control.  And although both ways might lead you to the same place, when you have action oriented goals YOU can control every step along the way.

Thanks for stopping by!

XO, Kenz

De-Stress

It's Wednesday!!  And to be honest, I feel a little bit selfish about this post, because I really needed it for myself this week.  When I write my posts my only goal is that it helps someone, even if it's just one person.  And today's post has helped me a lot this week.  Hopefully it will hit home with some of you too!

Here are some of my favorite ways to de-stress:

1. Sweat: Probably my favorite...never underestimate the power of a good sweat

2. Take a bath (or a shower):  There is something so refreshing about taking a hot bath

3. Take a nap: Sometimes taking a nap is the best thing to do...

4. Watch a movie: I don't know about you guys, but I love watching movies.  Pulling up one of my favorite movies (often Disney haha) is one of my favorite ways to de-stress

5. Meditate:  It's so good to clear your mind so you can think things through better

 

Thanks for stopping by!

XO, Kenz