I’ve decided to use this platform to share what I learn, articulate my thoughts, and most importantly keep myself accountable to my goals for this year. No need to for perfection. Just get things out! As a wise friend told me, “I’d rather turn something unfinished in on a deadline, than to miss the deadline just to perfect it.” No sense in stressing over the imperfections, there’s going to be plenty of time to get better.
EVERYDAY IS A NEW OPPORTUNITY TO DO BETTER
The word resolution no longer has a meaning. It’s an ambiguous word that’s meant to fail. Instead we’re going to try for goals, SMART goals. For those that don’t know what a smart goal is, me prior to Christmas, SMART stands for Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, Timely. For awhile I couldn’t quite understand the meaning behind Relevant until it was explained to me as “Why is is relevant to you, why do you care about it”. This might be the most important letter in the group. Without this goal actually being important to you, being Relevant, there’s no point in doing this goal at all. What is your why for your goals?
Main goals for 2019
- Read 30 books by the end of the year.
- Be credit card debt free by the end of September, just so I can rack up my debt again for Christmas presents LOL.
- Help 3 people reach at least one of their 2019 goals by November 1st
I hope to accomplish other auxiliary goal that are not so specific but function as a cherry on top for a productive year. There’s a long list of these “mini goals” so let’s see how many of these I can accomplish in this year
- Cook 52 meals by the end of the year.
- Increase my reading speed while maintaining or improving reading comprehension
- Develop better listening skills
Finally I also have habits that I would like to develop. One thing I learned about habits is that if you want to make a habit stick, start small. Very small. So small that you can’t fail. So small that you can even do it on your wedding day. This way you can’t fail. Take reading for example, no matter how busy you are, you can read 2 pages a day. But while you’re considering a habit you’d like to have, make sure it’s something you would want to do, every single day for the rest of your life. Or else why call it a habit.
- Read 2 pages a day
- Write one blog sentence a day
- Write one task that must be done the next day
- Reach out to one potential customer a day
If you happen to find this blog, I hope you enjoy this year with me! And if you catch me missing something, hold me accountable! I would appreciate it!