There seems to me to be four types of people when it comes to new year’s resolutions. Those who are all about taking a look at their lives and setting some goals to accomplish with the onset of a new year. These people then fall into one of two categories, those who set them with good intentions and slowly forget, or lose their intention to accomplish the resolutions they set for themselves. Then, there are the goal getters who set something and make a plan, and then work on their goals until they reach a determined “finish line.” There are those that just don’t believe in setting new year’s resolutions, or just don’t really care about them at all. And then there are those that seem to have something against setting new goals for the new year. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t think that the whole “new year, new me” memes are entirely inaccurate. I think that just saying “Oh this year, I’m going to become a new person,” with no real benchmarks or plan, is truly a set up for failure. I am a fanatical planner, obsessive even, and planning really is calming and productive if I follow along with it. I enjoy having things thought out in advance and knowing what needs to happen and what we intend to do ahead of time.
Naturally, I enjoy having goals, and making plans to achieve those goals. Last year, I didn’t set any goals and just decided to take life one day at a time. In some ways, I exceeded my expectations for 2017, and I recovered from a lot. Now though, while everything is still about taking it one step at a time, I feel like it’s time to work on some things and set some goals. I wanted to keep my goals fairly simple in their ideas, and so some are vague, while others are very specific. The nice thing about having some vague goals is that there are smaller goals that fall under their umbrella but are day to day goals and benchmark goals so they can help gauge where I am and how well I’m accomplishing what I set out to do.
So, what are my goals? I started with ten, and the thing about these ten (like I’ve said, they are simple, and some are vague) is that accomplishing them is all a matter of me setting out to do what it takes to accomplish them, and as long as I work towards them, there should be no reason I can’t accomplish each one in my own way. Even if there is a goal that isn’t fully accomplished at the end of the year to what I originally wanted I’m keeping my attitude and outlook on my goals as simple and taking the steps one at a time to get to where I want to be. Let’s take a look:
- Get Control of My Health.
- Get Married to my Human Mate.
- Pursue a Job that I Love. (WHY I’m Here.)
- Run After What I Want.
- Practice Grace.
- Pray More.
- Drink More Water.
- Waste Less.
- Make a piece of clothing.
I want to dive into these a little further for some of them, and I want to share with you my progress and failures, and accomplishments as I work my way through these goals and chase after my dreams this year with a vengeance.
Do you make resolutions or goals with the new year? If you do, what are your goals for 2018? How can I encourage you to be the best you and accomplish your goals for this year?
Okay y’all, so I’m taking this a little more seriously this go around, I’ve set up the social media accounts and I’m developing as much as I can to get involved in this world of blogging and connecting with you! So check out my Facebook page, or Instagram where I’ll be doing some photography challenges coming up. I’m so excited for some of these projects that I’m currently working on.