That particular website led me to Danielle LaPorte an author who has awakened an entirely different thought process in my mind, and while I could not purchase every book she has written at one time, I definitely plan on owning all of them. I listen to her podcasts, I’ve read a portion of her book, The Desire Map, and have actually already re-read portion of it just to ensure it sticks.
I digress though, as usual, the purpose of this is to give you some insight, to motivate you to understand Danielle’s thought processes and to share my own GOALS WITH SOUL with you, and hope that you’ll find it a refreshing change of thought.
Because I have been reading Danielle’s book, I wanted my team to tackle our goal board and their personal goals differently. I sent them this email today…..
As part of our Davis culture, we like to have goal boards for each individual community and team. This is something I really love to do in my personal life and professional life and I want to get you all excited about the same.
However, I want to do something a bit differently. I don’t want you each using your material goals (big house, more money, new car) – I want to see your DESIRED CORE FEELINGS. I want to know how you want to feel and we will center your achievements/accomplishments/goals around those feelings.
Here is the thought process behind this way of thinking, vs the outdated way of thinking…..”you’re not chasing the goal, you’re chasing a feeling you hope reaching the goal will give you.” (Danielle LaPorte) For example, your goal is more money, in order to feel freedom, your goal is a new car, in order to feel luxurious or abundant, your goal is to travel the world in order to feel adventurous.
It’s backwards and exhausting, because ultimately, material items may very well not result in the achievement of those feelings. You wind up chasing something that could end up being a never ending chase, but, when you focus on a feeling, you’ll be surprised at what other achievements/accomplishments/tasks etc manage to make you feel a certain way, which is the ultimate goal.
Here are mine, and I want you all to utilize some different words (I can give a plethora of different feelings in order for you to hone in on your own), but for example purposes, mine are:
(I’m not sure, but I know this is how I want to feel, so I’ll back into each day to feel this way. I’ll approach each challenge at work and in my personal life in such a way to feel this feeling. I could say I want to be 90% within 8 months, but I don’t want to be disappointed when I miss that mark, so I’ll simply strive for this feeling and aim for it each day)
Again, these are mine, and I hope that you’ll think long and hard about creating your goals with soul and feeling that same clarity. I look forward to seeing everyone’s.