Years ago I got into the habit of setting goals at the end of December for the upcoming year.

And like most people, I failed to achieve them. There were some goals I hit. Like getting out of debt and quitting my job to freelance full-time.

But I’d say about 80–90% of my goals were just good ideas I thought I should write down. They came from my head, not my heart. So it should be no surprise that I made little to no progress on those goals.

And after reflecting on this I realized that there is a difference between goals that are discovered and goals that are made.

The goals we make feel artificial. The goals we discover feel alive and exciting!

Those are the goals worth focusing on.

But how do you discover your goals? Continue reading