one of my favorite things about working for lululemon was the way the company encouraged employees to dream big. we were encouraged to set goals and smash them, thinking about the bigger picture and the stepping stones necessary to get to the end goal. we were given a digital format to assist us in setting specific goals, then, once we’d completed the worksheet of sorts, our goals were framed and displayed in the store for all the world to see.
talk about accountability, am i right?
last year, i carved out time on my birthday to think and plot out my goals. i wrote my one-year, five-year, and ten-year goals out, thinking, “am i really going to be able to do any of these things?” i left that job at the end of march because i was already ahead of my one-year goal of starting to teach group fitness classes. there is something powerful about writing out what you desire for yourself; it can serve as reminder of what to pray for, how to check in on yourself on a regular basis to make sure your current actions align with your future goals, and, by being vulnerable, it allows others to come alongside you and support you as you pursue your dreams.
this past saturday was my 29th birthday, and, yet again, i took the time to reevaluate and edit my goals. it is the last year of my twenties, and i want to make sure my current trajectory aligns with what my husband and i desire for our thirties, both together and as individuals. i added in an “i will be” section that focuses on character and isn’t a part of lululemon’s format because i believe that who i am at my core will, more than anything else, will determine how i pursue my goals.
i am sharing my reformatted vision & goals worksheet for you in case you’d like to try it for yourself. if you decide to map out your goals, i encourage you to invite at least a couple people to study it who will occasionally check in on how well you’re holding to it. there is strength in numbers, empowered people empower people, and other stuff like that. if you decide to participate in this form of goal-setting, i’d love to hear about it! send me a dm through my instagram or leave a comment on this page. click the link below to open a blank version of the worksheet. happy dreaming!