Sunday, January 8, 2012

a week of goals

As the new year rings in, many people are concerned about writing up new years resolutions or goals.  I have also read about people who do not want to have goals.  While I applaud that idea, living without goals, I am not one of those people.  I need goals.  I love to have something to look forward to, to plan for.  Not that having goals is an easy thing.  I regularly make huge and lofty goals that go no where fast.  I like the long term goals, and try to move my life in that direction, however it doesn't always work out that way.

I know that most people probably wrote out their goals last week, or even the 1st of the year.  I needed some time after the holidays to gather myself though, and have been working on them for a couple weeks now.  I think that really sitting down and thinking them through has helped me find some baby steps to meet them this year.  Or at least put me on the right path.

A couple of helpful resources I found from simplemom in her downloads section.  She has questions to reflect on the previous year, as well as questions to help formulate your goals for the New Year.  All of her info is extremely helpful in figuring out my life goals.  I like her approach.  Very direct, and makes me think through what I probably would gloss over.

This year I wanted to write down my goals in a public forum.  Hopefully that will keep me on track to accomplish them.  Probably not, but it is a start.  Each day this week I will have goals relating to a specific aspect of life for me.  I would love for everyone to join in and tell me their goals as well!

Do you regularly assess your life and goals?  Or do you not have set goals?


  1. You know I do :) I'm constantly having to re-evaluate whether my life goals still fit me and the direction of my life, but they also frequently help me get back on track. I made most the life goals on my blog when I was in a place of real truth in myself, so it's nice to have some grounding points. I re-evaluate my 6 month & one year goals all the time, but they continue to motivate me even if they're not all necessary. I like to check things off lists though, and I actually am a better worker when I do remember to make lists of things to do....this is in fact something I'm trying to pass on to a few of my employees who struggle with organization and motivation.

    I will be interested to see what your goals are and to follow along.....and have I told you how glad I am that we're blog friends?! Love it! :) Hope you've had a great restorative weekend!

  2. Awww! Thanks! I love that we are blog friends too :-)

    Constantly going over goals is a great idea. It motivates and also allows you to change them as you see fit.


I love to hear from my readers and try to respond to all comments either here or through e-mail. Thank you for taking the time to comment!