I set both short-term and long-term goals for 2013 and I am happy to report that at the year’s end I have either fully accomplished my goals or started them. YAY FOR PRODUCTIVITY! I am definitely the type of person that needs to set goals for myself—as in physically write down what I want to accomplish along with a time frame in which I want to accomplish those goals. Even on a daily basis I now write down what I want to get done in a day just to make sure I don’t sit around watching Netflix and Hulu Plus (one of my weaknesses).
This past year has been a year of bettering every part of my life. I wanted healthier relationships, a healthier body, and to strengthen my spirituality. I also wanted to increase my academic success by making dean’s list for the first time, study abroad and leave the country for the first time in my life (one of my dreams), start this blog (another yay!), among a few other things. I am proud that I have accomplished much of what I wanted to this year since this was the first year I made real New Year goals and stuck with them, however, I believe every opportunity should be one for increase. So, I have been working on creating my goals for 2014 and I am really excited about what this New Year will bring. For one, I will be graduating from college in May, which is a HUGE life milestone, but with milestones comes new challenges and new goals to meet. However, from 2013, I learned that as long as I stay focused, remember where I want to be, and do what it takes everyday to get there then my goals can and will be met. I’m excited about this New Year, and I’m excited about all that this year has in store!
I hope everyone had a fantastic 2013 and an even better ending to it! Just know that even if all your goals weren’t met, there is always an opportunity for improvement and increase as long as you’re alive. Take everything day by day, be specific with your goals, and just go after what you want. Dreaming is the easy part, doing is the challenge, but once you start to act those dreams start to come true. How is that for cliché? J Have a wonderful new year everyone!
- A Guide To Evaluate Your Priorities & Set Goals (forbes.com)
- Preparing for the New Year and reflecting on 2013 (coachingforinspirationwithpatti.com)
- Setting and Accomplishing New Goals (atlantavirtualassistants.com)