Doubling Down on Goals

Cecily Elmas
3 min readFeb 22, 2023

When you read my goal, do you automatically think about yourself? Do you think about the possibility of you achieving this goal or do you judge if this is a “good” goal? Guess what! That is one of the main reasons we share our goals with people that are supportive. By doing so, we create goals that fuel our own lives instead of taking on other people’s goals that may seem like they have extrinsic rewards.

Making time for goals may fall into a “not urgent and not important” quadrant of our lives, therefore we can see it as a potential waste of time. What if achieving our goals is actually called fulfillment and the main inspiration for getting out of bed in the morning!

The truth is that it is the right time for me for this goal in particular. My kids are older now, I have managed my time well between work and dinner or putting the kids to bed and my bedtime, and instead of a list of things I could do instead of reading, I choose to read. I’ve made cozy reading nooks, prepared all the extra tools that make this such a joy instead of something I’m racing toward a finish line for. If we don’t enjoy the journey toward the end goal, I believe there is not much joy in the goal — so why suffer?! My “why” behind the goal is to support my commitment to a growth mindset and a daily practice to stay mindful. To grow as a human being versus a human doing. My why is what keeps me putting attention into this goal everyday.

This is just one of my goals — there are others too, so making time for them all is really important. Some may be a daily practice while others take more thought or resources. That is why planning them out, with timelines, is essential.

Goal Planning tools:

  • Write them on colourful stickies (like Steph) and keep them close by. She posts them on her bathroom mirror, fridge door or her corkboard.
  • I write them on the last page of my workbooks and each time something else pops into my mind, I know exactly where to write it down.
  • Lily takes a dry erase marker and writes goals all over her house. On all the mirrors, and on all the windows. She makes sure to always be counting the days to something so that she engages with the writing every day.
  • Have you tried adding your goals into a spreadsheet that you share with your family or loved ones? It’s fun to take personal goals as seriously as you’d take business goals. #spreadsheets

Consider that your goals are what matter most in your life. They are sooo possible and have the potential to be life-giving. Know how to stay in your goals through a habit or process that works best for you.

We’re here to support your biggest, wildest, dreams — which usually begin as a simple goal. Remember: nothing is impossible; it is meant to read that I am possible.

Here for you in 2023,
Cecily + Team Corker



Cecily Elmas

Cecily is the COO of The Corker Collective, a bold facilitator and a heart-centered leader. She has recently published a Journal called Journey Inward.