I'm not one for New Year's resolutions, but I LOVE setting yearly goals. I post them in a prominent place in my home office and review them frequently, checking them off and tweaking throughout the year.
I always start with looking at last year's goals to see how I did, and for 2021, there were a few left untouched. Instead of automatically carrying those over to my 2022 list like I usually would, I decided to take some time to think about why I didn't accomplish them; why I didn't even try, really.
You know what I realized when I got really honest with myself? I didn't care that much about those particular goals anymore. I obviously cared a lot when I wrote them a year ago, but somewhere along the way my perspective had shifted and my priorities changed. I no longer wanted all the things I thought I wanted, and I was no longer willing to put in the work for them.
My point is this: it's okay...it's important, really...to let go of some goals. Because sometimes goals tie you to something you've already moved beyond. Why keep a tether to somewhere you've already been, when what you really need is a roadmap to where you want to go next?
Happy New Year, friends. I wish you a year filled with goals that inspire you and gentle push you forward into where you want to be.