I’ve seen people tackle goal-setting in many different ways. Some write down very clear, concise goals and others (like myself) enjoy setting intentions.

This year, I have been thinking long & hard about what I want 2014 to be for me, and what kind of legacy I’d like to leave behind. Who do I want to be this year? What kinds of things do I want to accomplish, and more importantly why?

It got me thinking all the goals I have set for myself over the years (both dreamy + extravagant and simple), and what those goals mean to me. Sure, goals are a great tool for getting sh*t done, but lately I’ve been wanting to go deeper.

I think it’s important to reflect upon WHY you set those goals for yourself in the first place, and what the meaning is behind those goals.

Then there are also those goals you’ve had forever…that you’ve failed to meet. WHY did you set this goal in the first place, and what is holding you back from achieving it? And just as importantly, is it even something that you really desire? These are the questions I’ve been asking myself…and am now asking you too.

After lots of thinking + tea-sipping + writing, I have decided my word, my legacy, for 2014 is IMPACT.

I want to help touch people, change someone’s perspective, inspire, grow…leave my mark.

2014 will be the year

I publish a book,

grow in my career with sweetgreen,

challenge myself in ways I never thought I could,


marry the love of my life,

and write (a lot).

Yesterday I decided to start an “impact journal,” similar to a gratitude journal although I will write down one thing I do each day that has positively impacted someone/something.

Because I’ve realized I find the greatest appreciation & gratitude for myself in the things I do to IMPACT others.

Stay tuned for lots more on this!
Lots of love,


5 Responses to “impact”

  1. Jolene Says:

    I LOVE your word!!! it’s awesome and so perfect for you!! Can’t wait to see what 2014 has in store for you!

  2. Rachel @Healthy Chicks Says:

    @Jolene thanks so much girl! The word does feel very “me.” 🙂

  3. Healthy Chicks» Blog Archive » Do Good, Feel Good: A Lesson in Spreading The Love For a Better You Says:

    […] so I did. Last week I started an Impact Journal to track the little things I do each day that create an impact on another which in turn create an […]

  4. Healthy Chicks» Blog Archive » A Pact to Myself: On Living More Says:

    […] a lot about this pact to live MORE, and I think it goes back to my initial 2014 intention of making an impact. In order to truly make my mark, I need to stop trying so hard and start […]

  5. Mariola Says:

    KellyNot sure on the idea. Possible ‘Like Chicks who have had cancer?’ BE POSITIVE.Its 0309 on the UK and I can’t sleep due to the boldoy aches in my body following chemo 2. Really peeing me off big style.Keep your pecker upChris

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