“There are three types of people in this world: those who make things happen [the doers], those who watch things happen [the watchers], and those who wonder what happened [the clueless].” ~ Mary Kay Ash
I like to think that I am in the doers category, and setting goals helps keep me ‘on-track’.
Recently, for whatever reason, life has stepped it up a notch… and, I’m struggling to keep up. I write to-do lists and work hard to get the work done, and I do get a lot of work done, however, it just doesn’t seem to be enough. This line of thought sent me back to my New Years Goals.
I set goals for myself in four facets of my life – Spiritual, Physical, Home, Business. And, just a few months later I am happy to report that I have made some progress – two steps forward and three steps backward. Actually of the four facets, I seem to be doing the best in business, and stagnant when it comes to the physical and home. I’m exercising but just not losing any weight, AND, I think I need to hire a housekeeper.
Every year during the month of December I try to imagine what my life is going to look like towards the end of the next year. Usually, I envision myself much farther down the road than what happens in reality, but I live with the knowledge that if you aren’t a doer, you are either a watcher or you]re clueless.
So, Now What?
Every year, sometime in the summer I start thinking about my New Years’ goals and step up efforts to accomplish these goals before the end of the year. This means that I need to:
- Make lists of tasks to-do that will further facilitate the accomplishment of these goals
- Develop personal habits that further my ability to meet these goals
- Budget my time in order to move forward faster and more efficiently
Where do you see yourself? I would love to hear from you, please include with your thoughts and suggestions in the comments below. Or, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.