But it suddenly occurred to me last week that I could set goals for BRAVE. And for the first time ever the SMART acronym actually makes sense to me, I can see it unfolding and working and achieving results.
Not that I've actually set any goals yet, because despite my desire to back myself back in April [my advert still appears in that newsletter] I really struggle to get clear about what it is that I want out of this space.
If I hold on tight to my idea that blogging is about recording the memories of my life, and the kids lives, then how am I being useful to others? Am I just another voice, yelling into the noise of the internet? How do I balance sharing knowledge with capturing memories?
I think the reason I've always struggled with goals is because it feels as if I'm asking too much. Not of me, if it's important, I make it happen. But it feels like I'm swinging above my weight, reaching above my capabilities, or as my dad said often growing up, "you're getting your ambitions and your abilities mixed up." As if somehow I don't deserve to reach my successes.
Maybe I need to start small, choose one of those goals I had at the start of the year, set a deadline before the end of this year, make it happen?
Actually, I think I have already set a goal without even realising that's what I was doing! I'm launching an ebook!
Want to join me for the ride? Have you got a goal that needs kicking?
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