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Make Goals – Yes or No? Pick a Word – Yes or No?

As is natural this time of year, I’ve been reflecting on the past 12 months and thinking ahead to the New Year.  Beware, lots of random thoughts I’ve been thinking finally tumbling out.

 

I love to make lists and I love to check things off those lists…however this year I didn’t cross off as much as I hoped. Did I make too many lists? Did I set my goals too high?  Or was I just a lazy slug some of the year.  To be honest, it was all of the above.

 

My major accomplishments were redoing my craft room and finishing two book series.  Nothing earth shattering but they were things on my list.  I still have several book, craft and personal goals that were never met. Did they have to be met? No, but it would have been nice checking off a few more things.

 

What do I want to do next year?  I have no idea…I did discuss it with a friend and she suggested setting a few goals and not publicizing them.  I did think about doing that since I would only be liable to myself and not feeling like I have to “check in” on the blog…but I do like having that record to go back and look upon to see where I’ve been spending (or not) my time.

 

I didn’t pick a word for 2013 and I’m wondering if that is where I could have made things better. To have that word as motivation to keep me going. Or would have that just added additional pressure on me (and I know no one else is putting that pressure on me besides me). I can be my own worst enemy at times!

 

Right now, I’m leaning towards picking a goal each month to focus on instead of having lists upon lists to choose from. I think narrowing my focus may help and hopefully blogging about them will keep me in check. I could change my mind in the next 10 days too. We’ll see!

 

I’m happy to at least get this stuff out of my head for now!

 

Thanks for reading,

~Kristie

5 Responses to “Make Goals – Yes or No? Pick a Word – Yes or No?”

  • I’m not a goal person but have always wanted to follow thru on “ideas” I get thru the year, some I make happen some get forgotten.
    You did get a lot accomplished this year with the craft room redo and reading. When I got my Kindle I started reading so much more, I had put reading off when I started crafting and I’m so happy I’m back into it. I think the Kindle was the best invention since sliced bread, its a rare night that I don’t read in bed before I fall asleep.
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  • I like the goal each month..I might try that!! :)
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  • You did great this year. I personally like to put my goals out there. I like the accountability it provides.
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  • kel:

    i am definitely a goals and lists kind of person. and i just keep in mind that i put more on my list than i can complete and give myself the okay to not have to cross every single thing off it. that being said, i do not make resolutions… i just set goals for myself to accomplish throughout the year. i’ve failed so many times at keeping my resolutions!! and for me, publicizing it and making myself liable for what i say i’m going to do is a huge help. i need people around me to keep me accountable otherwise i will get extremely lazy and take the easy way out!!

    i also pick a word every year. it was only this year (2013) that my word was something i really kept to heart and kept in mind… usually i forget what my word is and have to go back through my blog to figure it out! lol.

    good luck with whatever you decide!!

    lovies, =o) kel
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  • I’m a goal and list person too….and I do tend to make a bunch of goals for the new year…do I accomplish them all? Nope. But even if I accomplish a quarter of the list I feel good about that.
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