Happy New Year everyone! Are you ready for the adventure that will be 2012? I know I am. It is set to be an exciting year (particularly with the Olympics and Paralympics coming up in London) and I have many exciting plans and hopes and dreams - how about you?
This post I am going talk a little about the goals that I am setting in place for the next year and why I like to set goals instead of making resolutions. You see, resolutions, for me, are about denying yourself or making an unachievable promise to yourself without considering the steps involved in achieving the life that you want. You know what I mean right? You "resolve" to never have chocolate ever again, and then you go chocolate-cold-turkey and BAM! next thing you know your body is craving sugar crazily and you are chucking huge blocks of chocolate down your throat!! Trust me peeps, there is another way, and this other way is "goals."
Resolutions are seemingly made to be broken as there is no well thought out plan to keeping them - they are made on a booze filled night of revelry when we are not in the best frame of mind to be making such decisions. I say, leave the life planning till after the party and then a few days after New Years sit down, decide what you want to achieve this coming year and plan. This peeps is called making goals.
So, what do you want your 2012 to look like? Do you want to get to the end of 2012 and be proud of what you have achieved or tried to achieve? Goals are important to make your life happen the way that you envisage. Do you want to know what some of my goals are?
Goal 1: to get fit and healthy. This will involve slowly starting up swimming again, and cutting (most) junk from my diet (I cannot and will not cut chocolate out - we are all allowed exceptions).
Goal 2: Build my client base to a sustainable level. To do this I will work continuously on networking and looking for opportunities.
Goal 3: To improve my writing/blogging skills and to blog on a regular basis. Writing, for me, is affirming for my goals, it makes them concrete - and to write about them provides me (and you) with a growing record of skills and experience surrounding motivation and inspiration.
I have many more goals in mind, but over the next week I am going to sit down, write down what I want to achieve this year and figure out the steps that I will need to take . . . much more exciting and interesting than trying to make and sustain resolutions don't you think?
Let me know what goals you are planning and setting?
"Your Determination is Limitless"
- Elizabeth Wright