Core Desired Feelings

Several years ago, I read “The Desire Map” by Danielle LaPorte. I learned all about how goal achievement is hugely dependent on the extent to which the goals make us feel the way we want to feel.

Up to that point, I had always made my goals based on what I “should” be accomplishing at any given stage of my life or career, with very mixed results — and very little satisfaction or sense of fulfillment. Clearly, D was on to something!

It made sense that if I determined how I wanted to feel, and created goals that would contribute to those feelings, then I would be far more motivated to reach the goals. And it worked!

So once again, this year, I’m choosing my core desired feelings (or CDFs) to drive my life and business goals. This year’s CDFs are:

  • happiness
  • creativity
  • abundance
  • warrior-strong

I asked my husband for his CDFs to incorporate into our family/life goals:

  • progress
  • money/financial wealth

I will examine and discuss each of our choices over the next few weeks as I figure out how each is important to our annual goals, moving forward through 2016.

What are your theme words or CDFs for 2016? Let us know in the comments below. We’d love to hear from you!