Navigating the Unknown: The Struggle of Goal Setting When You’re Unsure of What You Want


On this show…we are navigating the unknown of goal setting when you’re unsure of what you even want. We’ve all felt the pressure and have been questioned at the start of any new year, “What are your goals?” “What’s your plan?” “Where do you see yourself this time next year?” Whether you pull out your journal, spreadsheet, digital goal app, or the back of a used envelope, creating goals isn’t always easy. Then they have to be SMART: specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-bound. OH, the pressure! So where do you start? An easy jumping-off point is your career: where are you and where do you want to be? Your personal life: what’s important to you and what do you want to add or subtract? Personal growth: what do you need to adopt and what do you need to abandon? Soul searching is tough and because of that, hard to stay focused. 

Pull out a piece of paper, grab a pen, and let’s start figuring some things out. This is the essential work before the work if you want to include another S  – SUCCESSFUL.

Allaya Cooks-Campbell kicks us off with some thought-provoking and essential questions, What do you want in life? 11 questions and tips to figure it out…found at

Over at Driven Woman I found a little extra help on HOW TO SET GOALS IF YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU WANT

On Larry Weidel’s website, Weidel on Winning, I found the pitfalls of No Motivation, No Goals, No Dreams = An Undeniable Nothing

CHALLENGE: Remember, the process of figuring out what you want is ongoing. It’s okay if your goals evolve over time. Be open to reassessing and adjusting your objectives as needed. Self-discovery is not one and done but a journey so settle in.

I Know YOU Can Do It!