Life is a Journey, Not a Destination, But…
But Destinations are Key! They are our Goals!
Life can throw us plenty of challenges. While there can be real satisfaction in these journeys, it’s the Goals that we choose, the ones we deem worthy to pursue, that contain that unique ‘experience of happiness.’ The emotion colors the entire journey. It’s the Destinations, those goals that we choose, that define the Journey and where we focus our time, attention and energy.
The New Year is a time we commonly set ‘resolutions,’ some new goals. Yet some people are ambivalent about making resolutions or setting goals any time of the year because of past disappointments. Subconsciously, they may want to avoid the feeling of loss. But if we let ourselves fall into this apathy, our lives can get consumed with checking off the daily list that life is writing for us. One can’t live a rich life if you live in fear of the journey. There is no ‘experience of happiness’ there. So while you are handling life’s challenges, ensure you create your own journey with inspirational destinations, the goals that establish your journey.
The good news is that you don’t have to be a goal setting guru. The simple format of writing SMART goals is an easy start. SMART goals are Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-bound. Where you can, surround yourself with people who support your goals and support you when the journey gets bumpy. Know that our Health Coaching service is available to help you both design your goals and support you along your journey, whatever the destination for your health and wellness. And know that all of our clinicians use this approach effectively with all of our clients to help them achieve their goals.
Whether it’s a nagging pain you’ve been ignoring, physical abilities that you’ve wanted to develop, or barriers to your athletic performance you’ve always wanted to break through, we have a safe, individualized environment and expert staff who are happy and interested to help you on your journey.
So don’t back away from setting aspirational goals for 2021. Best Wishes for a Happy and Healthy New Year.
Cioffredi & Associates Founder, PT & Health Coach