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I Want Lists

I Want Lists

 
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With the new year just around the corner, like most people, I’ve been thinking a lot about what I want out of 2019 and here’s what I’ve got so far:

By the end of 2019, I want to be closer to living the life I want than I am today.

It’s vague and obvious and uninspiring, I know. But when it came time to get to the specifics, I realized that I can’t decide what I want out of this year when I can’t decide what I want out of this life. I’ve spent a lot of time this year trying to equip myself with the tools I need to pursue the things I want, but how can I go after the things I crave if I don’t even know what they are?

Sitting down with a journal and scribbling WHAT I WANT OUT OF LIFE across the top felt even more daunting than writing TANGIBLE GOALS FOR 2019, so I did some Googling and found that, after discovering that more than 80% of people can’t confidently tell you what it is they want, the Happiness Concierge had developed a baby step prompt designed to help people work towards that answer.

Instead of giving yourself one terrifying question, you create a collection of three “I Want Lists”: I want to feel, I want to have, I want to be. For each thing on each list, the Happiness Concierge then challenges you to create an action plan, giving each goal a timeline, determining a small, clear, first step and defining a habit that, once formed, will support the fulfillment of your goal.


 

So here’s what I want.

I want to feel

I want to feel more capable than I did yesterday, every day.

I want to feel passionate.

I want to feel powerful.

I want to feel confident in my work.

I want to feel secure in my friendships.

I want to feel happy for the victories of those around me without feeling threatened or competitive.

I want to feel physically strong.


I want to have

I want to have a year of living expenses in savings.

I want to have a portfolio of clients around the globe.

I want to have a beautiful home that I’m happy to share with people I love.

I want to have a creative outlet that pays.

I want to have a fulfilling and healthy romantic partnership.


I want to achieve

(Okay, this one is still pretty intimidating so the Happiness Concierge suggested starting with what you wanted to be when you were a kid and working your way to now. Here’s what I came up with.)

As a kid, I wanted to be a mother, a supreme court justice and a spice girl.

In college, I wanted to be a mother, a wife, an academic and a writer.

After the end of my marriage, all I wanted to be was self-sufficient.

What I’d actually love to be is brave enough to let people in.
I’d also love to be a writer, a speaker, a creative executive, a mentor and, yes, a mother.

What about you? What do you want to feel, have and achieve?


 
One Size Swim

One Size Swim

Paris, jour un

Paris, jour un