Last year I introduced the Now Planner and wanted to get serious about goal setting. I figure, if I’m selling a product that helps with goal setting, I should also work on that alongside my customers.
Mind you, 2017 is not my first rodeo in setting goals. I’ve spent years setting goals and failing at them, but I’ve also been successful…lately.
So you’re probably dying to know: what were my goals and how am I doing?
I made seven goals based on the seven main focuses in life, but I decided to concentrate on a few of them.
If you’re wondering, the seven focuses are: relationships, finances, career, spirituality, health, education, and emotional growth.
Here are my top 2017 goals:
Education: My goal was to read 24 book in a year varying in fiction and nonfiction and different topics. So far I’m basically on target, reading two books this month with five complete.
Why did I choose this goal? Readers are leaders, right? I do know that a way to increase your expertise, to challenge your mind, and to expand your creativity and imagination is through reading, and thanks to the library this is a very inexpensive way to do so.
Health: My goal was to start exercising 3-4 times a week including the classes I teach. I also wanted to watch my carbs (because I love them too much). Once I was cleared to start working out again post-partum, I jumped right back into exercise. The eating thing, not so much. I’ve done well here and there, but my self-control in regards to food is weak. Ergo, I’m currently doing Whole 30. I’ll let you know how that goes.
Why did I choose this goal? Because last year I developed a habit of consistently working out, so I knew I could build on that this year. Also, food is like some big percentage of our health or something.
Relationships: My goal was to text people as soon as I thought about them, whether it was to make plans, respond to their text, or just say hi. Yeah, I’m really sucking at this one. That’s all I have as an update on that.
Why did I choose this goal? Because friendships are important. I don’t want to be someone who is constantly on my phone, but I do want to be better about responding to someone (instead of taking days to do it). And I know I could go a lot farther with others if I would just make plans.
So that’s how I’m doing with my three main personal goals – how are you doing with yours?