Each year as the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve, I think about the year ahead and what I hope to accomplish. I make a list of my professional goals and divide it into categories; Doable, Hopeful, Bucket List and do the same for my personal goals. I try to keep it as realistic as possible and refrain from putting the cliché items on the list. Why set yourself up for failure in the first month? I also do not make the list ridiculously long. Why put that much pressure on yourself? I’m all about motivation and excelling, but I also want to keep it in perspective.
The last 2 years have been challenging to say the least and as of now, 2022 is off to a rocky start. But I’m remaining positive and hoping we get through this quickly. This bump in the road had not deterred me from setting my goals, but I do know that I may be delayed in making them happen. But like I always say, and you can confirm with my friends, family and colleagues, “It is what it is.” I have learned that I have absolutely no control over anything except how I react to it. So, each day, I remember to breath and stay focused.
What do you hope to accomplish this year? I’d love to hear your thoughts. I’ve included a blank goals page to help get you started. Good luck!!
Happy New Year!!