It’s a new year and if your Facebook feed or Instagram is similar to mine everyone is posting their goals and dreams for 2017. I wrote a New Year’s post just a couple of days ago and there wasn’t anything about my goals. I needed to put down what it felt like to keep moving forward. New Year’s brings new beginnings and new hopes.
As a grown adult I actually haven’t written down real goals (of my own doing, plenty of times I’ve done it for work purposes) but I haven’t really thought about what I really wanted and how to really go about making that happen. When I went back to school I winged it, when I started the blog again winged it, dinner planning? Nope, winging it.. but the more I read about making goals and planning the more I realized that I would be less stressed and have a purpose again. I would have drive rather than to just live each day and get through it. Life is far too short to just wake, work, and sleep. This life has so much to offer and I am making this year one of the best. I am starting off making goals and plans. Ruth Soukup from Living Well Spending Less wrote a great article for crushing your own goals. I am implementing all the amazing steps she lays out in her article.
I also took a mini course from Living Well Spending Less for The Best Year Ever. I took this mini course pretty seriously. I want to make 2017 one of my most productive years. I want to reach for the stars and never look back! This course asks you to look at your daily life NOW , then build your goal around how you are going to make the necessary changes to achieve your dreams. It teaches the basics of planning and how it’s a major component for goal setting, large or small. Planning a big family vacation? How and when? Maybe you want to run a marathon or create a non-profit organization. Want to start a blog? Go for it! I host with Blue Host and love them!
Often we hear told how reaching too high can be unrealistic or how scary it would be to fail. But really how can failing be much worse than the regret of not trying? Reach for the sky but remember you are in charge of your future, only you!
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