Last year, my goals were pretty lofty. They included winning contests and conquering large challenges. This year, I am simplifying. I am going to set quarterly goals. Small, short, and sweet goals that are attainable and leave a feeling of satisfaction. Although I was satisfied with the way last year ended – actually, way satisfied – I feel like big goals seem to drag on and lose meaning over time. I am thinking that breaking goals down into increments helps move everything along just a bit faster.
I am all about accountability this year and holding true to my goals. In a way, I guess my first goal is to set reasonable goals 4 times – once each quarter. The goals will include both personal and professional landmarks that I hope to achieve. As I break out of my awful week 1 rut, I set these following goals for the next 12 or so weeks:
Consume less sugar – Off to a very bumpy start, but hopefully now that the Steelers lost, I will not be baking on Sundays anymore.
Cut to the chase with the prototype – Added new features; Threw out new features; Back to Plan A; Not sure why I ever thought of a Plan B.
Finish 1 business book and 1 relaxation read – Biz: Rare Confidence by David Shirey; Pleasure: The Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
Get a physical – I have not had one for a few years, and yes, I know how bad this is….going to change it after I cut down on eating sugar.
Dust off the Business Plan – It is a working document, it should not be in the furthest corner of the filing cabinet. Cheers to many more napkin moments to keep the momentum going.
Disconnect more – This past weekend, was a HUGE disconnect and my family needed it from me. Gotta do it again.
Will you help keep me in line? RB