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  • Writer's pictureKate Wood

Permission to Quit? An Unexpected Message for Goal-Setters

Do you ever feel like just throwing in the towel on your goals?

Whether they're about health, work, or relationships, I know how daunting it can feel when progress seems miles away.

Your goal might feel too vast, the path unclear, or the journey too long.

And while I wear many coaching hats—from Christian life coaching to emotional intelligence and health coaching—I'm primarily a guide on your journey to change.

Despite the expertise in behavior change, I, too, encounter moments when my goals seem out of reach.

But here's a radical thought I want to share with you today: it's okay to give up on your goals.

Yes, you read that right.

Permission to ditch your goals

But, before you decide to walk away, let's talk about when it's okay to let go.

This isn't about quitting when things get tough; it's about discerning when a goal no longer serves you, and that guidance often comes from a place deeper than our own desires.

I encourage you, as I have done many times, to break down your goals into manageable actions.

Sometimes, it's as simple as ensuring you're drinking enough water or choosing to move your body every day.

It's about trusting the process and staying the course, even when the results aren't coming as quickly as you'd like.

There's one goal I have, in particular, that moves me to tears—not because I'm a crier, but because it feels so out of my reach that only divine intervention could see it through.

And yet, it remains on my list, a testament to faith and the belief in goals that are, frankly, all in God's hands.

So, when is it time to release a goal?

When you feel that divine nudge saying it's no longer your path.

I write my goals daily, not just as a reminder of what I'm striving for, but as a practice in directing my focus towards what truly matters.

This daily ritual, paired with prayer, helps me discern which goals still resonate and which I can let go of, trusting that this guidance comes from a place of divine wisdom.

If you're feeling stuck, uncertain, or just need someone to talk to about your goals, I'm here.

Let's ensure you're not just chasing goals but pursuing a life filled with purpose and joy.

Need more support? Don't hesitate to reach out.

Whether you're interested in one-on-one coaching or joining a group of like-minded individuals in the Mighty Hearted Community, I'm here to help you navigate this journey.

Together, we can celebrate each step forward, no matter how small.

Don't let another day go by feeling overwhelmed or under-appreciated.

You deserve to be celebrated, seen, and supported.

Let's talk before the week is over!

All my best,

Kate Wood


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