So here we are, the beginning of 2017 and everybody is talking about the new year and setting goals.
How many times have we heard and read and thought about setting goals?
If you are as old as I am, a whole lot.
I have been doing image pages for a lot of years and really enjoy putting those together. Ripping out words and pictures then placing them on pages, I order those self-adhesive pages that are used for photo albums from Amazon, is relaxing for me. This was way before Pinterest and I still do them because it gives me something that I can hold in my hand.
One thing I do not ever remember doing is actually writing goals down. I find this shocking because I had been journaling for years and knew the benefits I got from writing, but something was so overwhelming and seemed so complicated about writing goals down.
So last May I did. I had someone help me and explain that this was a working list.
I was given a very simple sheet, which I have made one similar for you here….
I was asked to fill it out. I thought, this is stupid so the first goal I wrote was to set some goals. I know right, but I was serious. I had know idea where I was headed or what I even wanted and that was the problem. The cafe was no longer needing my undivided attention, my caretaking for my mother had ended and I was lost.
My goals sheet became my GPS. I liked it because it broke it down in small attainable goals. I needed these to start with to give me those little bumps of encouragement and build my confidence up that I could set longer bigger goals. For me it was key to keeping this list somewhere I would see it every day. I kept it with my journal and would look at it every morning to make sure I was still headed in the right direction.
Here are my goals I wrote down last May.
1 week to 3 months – 1) Get blog up 2) Look at changing some eating patterns 3) Start photography classes
3 to 6 months – 1) Learn more computer skills 2) Clean out more stuff 3) Get financials in better order
That’s it and guess what, they all happened. Yep, now some of these will continue to be on my new goal list to be continued as well as goals for the next 5 years. Spoons is actually getting it’s very own goal list!
If you are new to goal writing the biggest thing to remember is start with 3 very easy and attainable goals.
Let me know if you need some help or ideas.
Cheers to 2017 and let’s do this y’all!!!