Can you write down 101 goals for yourself?
That was a challenge given to us by a motivational speaker at a conference I attended in Orlando. The point of writing 101 goals — which include professional ones and personal — is to challenge yourself to stretch your thinking and explore what you really desire. You don’t need to show the list to anyone. This is just a thinking exercise for yourself.
I liked that idea, and I vowed to myself that, yes, I will come up with 101 goals, and I’ll become an amazing person who can cook anything and speak Mandarin.
Fast forward a few weeks, and I’ve barely started my list. You don’t have to tell me that it’s ironic that I haven’t finished my goal of writing down 101 goals. Motivation can be difficult to come by, and there were House of Cards episodes I needed to watch and matzah pizza I needed to make (Passover, am I right?).
So here I am. But my goal is to finish writing at least 25 goals by the end of the weekend, which is reasonable. I just need to get motivated.
How do you find motivation?