Kermit Says: Set Goals and Crush ‘Em



Ladies, gentlemen, and everyone in between! Dearest friends, this is the post you’ve been waiting for, the main event, the highlight of the week, the pièce de résistance. Just in time for 2017, today’s post is all about goal-setting. Goal-setting is challenging, complex, overwhelming, and somewhat elusive, especially if your goals aren’t rooted in something intentional and purposeful. In fact, Southern Weddings editor-in-chief, Make It Happen author and Powersheet creator, Lara Casey, says goals must be “connected to what matters.” Raise your hand if you’re tired of just existing, moving about aimlessly, and/or setting (but not reaching) goal after goal after goal. Casey’s whole spiel gets at the very heart of that quandary and suggests that when we determine what matters most to us, we’ll be able live our lives with intention and purpose.

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Kermit Says: Live, Don’t Exist


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I can hardly believe we’re a month into 2016—where did the time go? I don’t know about you, but this year has already tested me and left me feeling a little drained, but not defeated. In it’s short 27 days, January has found me hopeful and positive, disappointed and [slightly] heartbroken, useful and just plain used. The funny thing about starting a new year is that we enter it with so many high expectations. We create resolutions and resolve that we will be more kind and thoughtful. We resolve that we’ll read more, sleep more, volunteer more, eat better, exercise more, change bad habits, travel more, study harder, find a better job, draw closer to God, be a better friend, daughter, son, sister, brother, human being. We enter the year so optimistic about all of the good things it will bring us that we sit passively by and forget the active role we must play in shaping our own lives. But that’s not living, that’s existing.

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