Happy 2015 Everyone!
I hope everyone had a chance to look over the past year and gain some personal insights. Something I discovered and I’d like to share with you is about my personal goal achievement strategy for 2015 that I hope can help you this year as well.
During my reflection on 2014 I looked over my monthly plans (big, legal-size paper with each month written at the top, categories underneath, subcategories, sub-subcategories, and even distraction doodles…)
Each month had some accomplishment check marks, but it’s plain that the things that I really wanted never got checked, and boy am I feeling it now.
I LOVE lists but I realize that I have become a bit of a slave to them. Month after month I see check marks on little things, so I think I’m progressing and I give myself that pat on the back. BUT, as I said, none of the big goals were accomplished. Somehow I got so distracted by the little check marks that I lost sight of the importance of my priority items– the things I deeply desire. I did work on these things, a little bit each month, and I just figured that was enough.
This year I’ve decided that’s not enough for me. I want those big ticket items – those things that my inner voice is telling me I need to strive for so I can live the life I’m dreaming of.
I love making goals as much as the next guy – it’s fun to dream big and make plans. But I have to move away from checklists, and this means no list of resolutions (EEk! I’m not sure if I can do it…).
So…my ONE resolution is that I will focus on ONE thing at a time, instead of many. No lists, just priorities.
Of course, this is only ONE way you can tackle your projects in 2015. I’d love to hear your ONE resolution or your 2015 game plan. And if you’re a little stuck, don’t worry – I’ll have tons of new goal-setting material coming very soon (it’s the ONE thing on my list right now).
So stay tuned and Happy New Year!