Note from Aimee J.: Start chasing your dreams TODAY!
Topic: Setting Goals
Action: Write down your goals. 5-year goals and goals for this year. Keep in mind you shouldn’t have more than 10 goals for the year, and they should be goals you can work on throughout the year and not just at the end. Be intentional. Focus, focus, focus.
You are Awesome. You are Loved. You are Needed. And most importantly, YOU ARE ENOUGH.
Good day fam. This is Aimee J. and thank you so much for tuning in. Today is Friday, January 3rd three days into the new year. 2019 is in the past. We are headed in strongly into 2020 and I'm so excited for you guys to be here. So really quick, gratitude, three things that we are grateful for. If you missed it on January 1st we talked about gratitude. Today I am grateful for um, my, my computer. I don't know where I would do if I didn't have the ability to manage all the things I the projects I have going on. So I'm very grateful for that. Two, I am grateful for swimming. If you weren't following me in 2019 towards the end of it, I learned how to swim. I love it. I'm having so much fun with it, very grateful for that because now I can get exercise that I couldn't before because of, uh, injuries from the past.
So very grateful for swimming. Number three, I am grateful for books. I love to read. I am grateful for being able to read this year. We have, I'm doing a 21 book challenge where by the end of the year I'll read 21 books. If you'd like to join that challenge, uh, check it out at https://aimeej21.com/21bookchallenge. Sign up for the mailing list. We'll talk about it. We'll have some fun. Um, but I'm reading 21 books this year as part of also a reward from the mental health challenge I did in October. So those are the three things I'm grateful for. Have you identified the three things you are grateful for? Remember, we're, we're doing it for at least a week. So keep track of the three things you are grateful for. You also need to say an affirmation for yourself today. Guys, don't forget, I'm going to remind you and say my own affirmations at the end, so keep an ear out for that.
But today, today I want to talk to you guys about goals. I intentionally did not do this on January 1st because I think sometimes we started, we have good intentions and then it goes out the window. And everyone's so excited because it's January 1st that I don't think you guys would give it the due attention it needs. So the thing about goals is I want you to plan not just for this year, because then you have these goals, half of them don't get done. And then where? Where do you find yourself? Right? I want you to come up with five longterm goals. And when I say longterm, let's talk in five years, in five years, think about it. Take a moment. What are five goals for yourself? Where do you want to be? Where do you see yourself? What is your goal? And think, think big. Don't limit yourself.
Think big. What are five big goals for yourself? One for me is I want to give my family, my parents financial freedom from their mortgages, right? So that's a big goal. That's one of my five longterm goals, right? Sometimes people will even do 10-year goals. Don't hold yourself back. Absolutely. Go do it. The reason I'm saying think longterm is because as we get there, right? I have a five year goal that I have five years to get to that goal, but I need to start working now. I need to start taking care of that now. So how do I get to that goal this year? So when you write your goals for this year, I want you to write 10 goals for this year, but I want you to think about goals you will actually complete this year. We can't do all 10 at the same time. It's not going to work.
We have to look at the first quarter, we have to look at second quarter, we have to look at the third quarter and the fourth quarter, and we have to spread it out, right? Some will be an all year thing, right? But what goals can we accomplish in three months? What goals can we accomplish in six months, nine months, and then the year, right? So one of my goals is to get to lose weight, uh, by the third quarter, right? But I have a goal of reading 21 books. By the fourth quarter. And so we have to think of these things because then I'm more likely to do it because I have to keep track of what am I doing. So you have to pace yourself as you're doing this. Don't just have goals for the sake of having goals, right? So one of my goals is to have five speaking engagements by the second quarter, by the end of second quarter.
These are, these are how you have to do it. You have to think, all right, this is my goal. Yes, but when am I going to complete it? And if you notice that all of your goals are at the third or fourth quarter, I need you to reevaluate then what is going to happen during that first and second quarter, right? It's hard to work on 10 different things at the same time. So think about that. Take some time. If you've already written goals, review them. Which ones can you actually accomplish in the first half of the year? And which ones can you accomplish in the second half? And I don't want you to quit and which ones are connected to your five year goal. These are all things we got to keep in mind and take into account, right? If you have a planner that's even better, write it down.
If you want to put it on your wall, do that. But you have, you can't just have it in your mind where you're not going to be able to keep track of the things you're trying to do this year. 2020 should be an intentional year. What are we trying to do guys? Let's make that happen. So I shared just one or two goals of my own. You don't have to share it with the world. Write it for yourself and do it. It's better to work and get it done than to publicly announce it and then just not get anywhere, right? So do this for you. Don't do it for the world. All right? So as always, guys, I got to remind you and I got to remind myself, you are awesome. You are loved, you are needed. And most importantly, most importantly, you are enough as you are. Alright? Okay guys, I want you to take all of this. Go out there, have a great day, kill it, and tomorrow we will catch up again. So until then, Don't stop, Keep chasing!