My apologies for not posting on Wednesday, I figured everyone was recuperating from Christmas. Merry belated Christmas btw! I hope you guys had a good time celebrating Jesus’ birthday. I enjoyed my time with my family and all the good food. Since I had the week off, I’ve been hibernating and organizing my life getting ready for the new year. I’ve also been reflecting on everything that has happened in 2018. Some good some bad but I can say I’ve learned ALOT of lessons.
One thing I’ve learned about myself is I do what I set out to do. No matter the challenge I get things done. I am a go getter and committed to a fault sometimes. I’ve noticed my ambition is overwhelming to some. I can sometimes block out other people in order to meet my own goal. I want what I want when I want it. That’s a problem I’m trying to work through. When it involves other people my plans are not only my plans. I’m learning to be a team player. Whether it means slowing down to listen to others or reworking the plan but something has to give. This life thing isn’t a race. Goal setting doesn’t always need a time stamp or deadline. I don’t have to do everything alone.
Ultimately God’s plan is what will take place anyway. No matter how hard we work and how many goals we set, God has the final say so.
One of my goals I set last year this time was a reading challenge for myself. I challenged myself to read 40 books this year I am currently finishing up book 39. I have barricaded myself in my room in order to finish reading these last few books. Another reason I didn’t post a blog on Wednesday, forgive me.
Evaluating my goals from the previous year while planning my goals for the next year takes time. This isn’t a light task. I’ve been asked to write a blog post on goal setting so here goes.
For me personally, I made a vision board last year and I saw alot of those visions come to life. It is truly an amazing feeling to reach goals you’ve set for yourself.
What I plan to do differently this year is setting S.M.A.R.T goals for my year and placing those goals into life categories.
S – Specific
M – Measurable
A – Attainable
R – Relevant
T – Timely
At my job we have weekly staff meetings where we do an ice breaker and discuss company business. In our last meeting of the year our Executive Director spoke about effective goal setting for the new year. He spoke about how he outlines and plan goals for a new year not just in business but in all aspects of his life. His outline is definitely something I plan to implement in 2019:
Annual Goal Setting
Goals like taking a family vacation
How your children will achieve in school, etc.
Work or School:
Goals like maintain certain number of clients
Help clients achieve milestones
Be on-time every day, etc.
Personal: Mind, Body, & Soul:
Goals like read six books in the year
Learn a new skill (like how to use Excel spreadsheets)
Lose 15 pounds
Pray every day, etc.
Goal for monthly savings, something like Save $250 per month
Goal for improving credit score, get to 650 FICO score
Goal for paying down debts
Goal for retirement
I will be making my vision board this Sunday. This year my vision board is going to be pretty and colorful but I will also incorporate my annual goals. I know my potential and where I would like to be so it’s time to get serious in my execution.
Let’s end this year strong and start manifesting for 2019.
The Bible says write the vision and make it plain. Manifestation. I challenge everyone to make a vision board and an annual goal setting list. Revisit this list once a month in 2019 to track your progress. Let’s stop talking about what we want to do or what we’re going to do and let’s make it happen.
Dream. Plan. Do.
Lets do our parts and God will take care of the rest.
Be safe and I hope you all have a Happy New Year
Thanks for reading & we’ll talk more next year!