How to achieve your goals in 2023.

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Happy New Year, everyone!

Only a couple weeks into the new year, and I can feel around me all the vibes and energies everyone is putting toward making 2023 an epic year. It really feels refreshing to see how mindsets are been shifted, and people are claiming more of what they believe they deserve. You have to believe it to achieve it, guys. Let’s keep this momentum and, together, we will thrive.

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New Year’s Resolution.

In all transparency, It hasn’t really sunk in for me that the new year is here. It feels more like a continuation and if I have to be honest, I haven’t really sat down yet to jot down my goals. I’m hoping to do that this week. By the way, how are you doing with your new year’s resolutions or goals so far? The word on the street is that people are not really obsessed with new year’s resolutions as they used to be back in the days. In fact, I have written about this a few years ago and I have also shared with you what I have been doing instead. Who remembers anything from a couple months ago, let alone a few years ago though? πŸ˜€ Don’t sweat it, refresh your memory HERE!

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The Word Of The Year

I’m sure you have heard about choosing a word for the year. This basically means choosing one important word that resonates with you and try to live life by the word. Some examples of words of the year could be: Intentional- You’re vouching to be more intentional with your actions this year for example. Discipline.- You’re working on being more disciplined with your daily habit. Evolve – You believe that in 2023, it’s all about evolving for you and you are willing to do what it takes to get you there… and so on and so forth.

However, if you’re still fond of new year’s resolutions and it’s been working great for you, stick with it, darling. We do what works best for us, and the French will say: “On ne change pas l’equipe qui gagne.” If you do feel like you like the idea of choosing a word of the year and for the sake of trying something new, go on and read about choosing a Word Of The Year.

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Something to consider

Choosing a word of the year has been working well for me for the past years, but I have read about something that has sparked my interest and gives another perspective on goals and, I wanted to share that with you. Before I get to that, let me remind you to join my VIP newsletter list if you haven’t yet, because I have shared what I’m about to share here with you with, my newsletter friends and I received some great feedback. So take a quick second and join now. I promise that I will never spam you. In fact I must say, once you’re on that list, you may regret not being on it sooner! πŸ™‚ –

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Anyways, back to what I wanted to share with you guys about the new perspective on having goals. Don’t get me wrong, having goals and writing them down or having a vision board will never go out of style. New ideas or trends may pop in here and there, but let’s make it clear that this post is no way shaming the idea of having goals and using all means necessary to achieve them. The secret sauce here is what most people fail to understand. What truly lies between your goals and actually achieving them, is the commitment you make to form a daily habit that enables you to get closer to achieving these goals, one day at the time. Does this make sense? If not let’s go a little deeper. Let’s talk about the difference between goals and commitments.

Goals Vs Commitments


Simply put: A goal is the end result… something dear to your heart that you want to achieve (your deepest desire), such as running a marathon for instance. – On the other hand, a commitment is small habits or rhythms of life that put you in a position to get there. In this case, running four miles five days a week to prepare for the marathon.

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Do you see where I’m going with this? We all want to achieve our goals, but not everyone is consciously committed to put in the work! In order for us mere humans to achieve our deepest desires, we do have to commit to the small daily habits that will eventually lead us to the final destination… our dreams becoming reality,
That being said, in my book, goals are widely overrated and commitments are majorly underrated!

Goals are the desired end result, but only commitment to a working process gets you there!

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Here are my two cents about setting goals: Dream big, but set realistic goals. Commit to the work and the small daily habits. Be disciplined and be patient. Don’t take the whole new year new me too seriously. It’s still the same old you, maybe with a truer you.

Whether you choose to stick with new year’s resolutions, choosing a word of the year , having a bucket list, just having rules of life or seeing the new year as a continuation to your last phenomenal year, there’s no right or wrong to this. Just remember to be present and enjoy every day as it presents itself. Don’t take life too seriously… Sometimes, you just have to go with the flow and trust God’s perfect timing.

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Goals are the desired end result, but only commitment to a working process gets you there

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Thank you for reading. Share this post with your people. Someone needs to hear this today πŸ™‚

Love & Light,

Edwige

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16 Comments

  1. January 4, 2019 / 7:32 pm

    Ugh, the new year is starting off a little bad for me, I have a stomach bug! Wah! Hope to recover soon from this yuck!! I got the Cultivate What Matters planner this year to work towards some goals. I am not going to stress myself out over it, though… and, actually, last year I took off from doing any kind of goals/resolutions and it was nice! I just love those white/black joggers with that red jacket! πŸ™‚

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

    • Edwige
      Author
      January 8, 2019 / 12:09 pm

      Thanks Corina! I appreciate it! XO

  2. January 6, 2019 / 7:47 pm

    Nice colours at the combination of your outfit.
    Csual style and happy..

    Best regrads.

    • Edwige
      Author
      January 8, 2019 / 12:08 pm

      Thanks so much! Have a great day my dear! XO

  3. January 7, 2019 / 6:43 pm

    You’re on point dear. I like the marathon example, definitely puts things into perspective. Anyway, cute colors you got there! Loving the cozy jacket!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

    • Edwige
      Author
      January 8, 2019 / 12:07 pm

      Thanks you very much Jessica! I’m glad we are on the same point! XOXO

    • Edwige
      Author
      January 8, 2019 / 12:07 pm

      Thanks so much Ashley! I’m glad you agree! XO

  4. January 9, 2019 / 8:16 pm

    You are so right. I just finished my vision board. It helped to clarify what I really want. But that was just a first step. This one was fun one. Next steps will be harder. o)))

    Anna
    http://www.glamadventure.com

    • Edwige
      Author
      January 10, 2019 / 11:00 am

      I hear you Anna! Taking action is where the challenge is, right?! But we got this. Thanks so much for stopping by! XOXO

    • Edwige
      Author
      January 10, 2019 / 10:59 am

      Thank you Tamara πŸ™‚

  5. January 10, 2019 / 5:16 pm

    I never set any goals, I’m very much ‘go with the flow’ person, but reading this was really inspiring!
    Love every piece of your outfit btw <3

    LackaDaisy

    *LackaDaisy*

    • Edwige
      Author
      January 14, 2019 / 12:17 pm

      I’m glad you find this inspiring love! Happy new year!

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