Journal Goals, Live Goals

see the light by journalingWe are coming up on the first of 2017.  As usual, you probably are beginning to gather up in your mind the goals for the upcoming year and beyond.  In the book, Write It Down, Make It Happen, Henriette Anne Klauser, writes that “life is a decision”.   With 60 plus years under my belt, I can say it is true.  The focus of this blog, Journal Goals, Live Goals, will give you some tools to begin.

I would like to recommend that you begin journaling now to bring clarity to your 2017 goals.  Taking the time to really dwell on your goals will deepen the impact of the result.  Just because we write something down, doesn’t mean it is going to happen.  Yes, it does get the subconscious moving and synchronicities will start to happen, but along the way, we may have blocks and jam ups.  Planning for those blocks ahead of time will make the goal more attainable.

Let’s start with one 2017 journal goal.

Here are some questions to bring clarity to that goal.

What will the result be if you accomplish this goal?

Is it realistic? Is it sustainable? (no, I’m not thinking of weight lost)

Do you have any fears around achieving this goal?

Do you have any fears around not achieving this goal?

Are you challenging yourself enough?

Is the goal something you can measure?

What could be some road blocks to success?

Can you eliminate some of those road blocks now or have a plan to open those blocks when they happen?

How will you know if you achieved your goal?

What other things in your life could improve if you achieve this goal?


My long career as a CPA and Certified Financial Planner has kept me locked into numbers for a long time. But, over those years, I have come to understand the power of journaling or writing ideas and thoughts on paper. My hope is for one of these books to resonate with you and to provide you the tools to get what you want in life.

5 comments on Journal Goals, Live Goals

  1. wendy Hanson says:

    What a great site and great idea! I’m excited to Journal my way to….who knows!

  2. Deb Nichols says:

    Great content! Just what I need!

  3. Marilyn Lewis says:

    Being in finance for many years myself I can certainly relate to Joan. Just thinking about journaling can be uncomfortable for me. Thanks for getting me thinking ahead to next year.

  4. Kimberly Melillo says:

    What a great positive site to get people motivated to change. Can’t wait to see what’s next. Good luck

  5. Wendy Juergens says:

    Love this blog, Joan. I just found a journal that a friend of mine gave me I’m embarrassed to say a few years ago. Time to put it to good use!! Thank you for the positive motivation.

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