I know you can set goals and meet them at any time of the year, but there’s something about the beginning of the year that just seems appropriate. Maybe because it’s an external frame of measurement. Regardless, I do goals instead of resolutions and it works for me.
To provide a frame of reference for my goals, I choose a word for the year. Last year, my word was “Prosperity.” This year, I have two words. The main word is “Intentional” and a supplemental word of “Consistent.”
That said, my goals for the year are:
- Launch courses: 40 Days to Creativity and Journal Your Way to Creativity.
- Release 12 JEN Enterprises Presents titles (one per month).
- Publish RealmWalker: New Beginnings with The Wild Rose Press.
- Podcast every other week.
- 1 YouTube video a week.
- 2 public speaking gigs.
- 4 coaching clients.
Every year, I hesitate to make my goals public because “what if I don’t do them?” But the fact that they are public provides some external motivation to get them done.
That’s where I am for goals this year. They are listed in my planner with steps and plans to achieve them.
What about you? Do you make goals or resolutions?
Good for you for putting it out there… makes you accountable and more likely to fulfill them. I love/use systems and frameworks, so I plan my entire goals for the year and break them right down to daily/hourly tasks. My word for the year is ‘focus,’ and I’m not joking 🙂
That’s my thought, being accountable. Focus is a good word. I had considered it, too, buy decided on my double-themed words instead.
I hope that does not lead to being consistent with last years activity and results. I assume you intend to accomplish differently than last year even if last year was exceptional. In any case, blog on and Merry merry January.
No, not with last year’s goals, though I didn’t do too badly with those. The two words provide a framework for this year’s goals.
consistency 🙂 that has been my resolution turned goal for years now.. this year, I have no goals or resolutions as such but I do have a plan and I hope to be consistent at it.. but that goal you have of creating courses (that is something i have in mind too!) ..
good luck with your goals today and always
Plans are good. Plans are basically detailed goals.
That’s funny, funny interesting. Two of my colleagues also mentioned that their goals for the year are to be intentional and consistent. Must be something in the air!
Something good, I bet. 🙂
I switched from “resolutions” to “goals” last year and I still failed – on each and every one of them. I saw the “word of the year” trend and decided that I could focus on one word. I chose the word “Courage” for 2019. I have held myself back by being fearful of failure. Through my past failures, I’ve learned that it’s all a part of the growing process; but I am taking charge this year by having courage!
I have historically held myself back too. We are our own worst critics. I’m sure you didn’t fail as much as you think. Any progress is forward motion, even if the goal isn’t achieved.