Why does it seem like every time we have a great idea and we get super excited about it we then go into…THIS IS GOING TO BE MY YEAR mode!? After about 6 months in you’ve forgotten all about that idea and the goals you set for it because another idea has kicked in! It happens to the best of us. I’ve learned to write down my ideas and to set REALISTIC goals that I can work on little by little. It’s easy to get drained trying to work on everything at once, so spread out your goals and work hard to accomplish them.
This year, I’ve worked hard to achieve the goals I set for myself and my businesses. It hasn’t been easy though, especially when you want to do so much! I was able take some time to look at my growth personally and spiritually, and realized that I’d made some great strides in all areas but still have work to do. I didn’t necessarily hit every goal I set for myself, nevertheless, I’ve found new ways to work that helps me manage my time better and I’ve learned you cannot do EVERY thing at once! No matter what others are doing you have to do what works best for you. No matter what the goal is business or personal, it’s usually just me working to become a better version of myself because with personal growth comes business growth. I was able to make some great things happen that I was proud of this year, now it’s time to finish out the year and think more about where I want to be in the next few years to ensure my businesses flourish.
A few things I was able to do was to launch my online boutique, offer my customers some new things and to start my own line…this was a start…but there was still so much more I needed to do! I even started working on a few in-person interviews to spotlight some of the areas hardest working entrepreneurs earlier this year, which is something I will continue and was a great experience!
However, we all know nothing happens overnight as bad as we would like for them to, it just doesn’t. There was so much more I wanted to accomplish this year, for instance, publishing more blog posts. I KNOW…I KNOW, but now that I’ve worked on my time management, I can share more great business topics and some of my own business experiences. I’m not afraid to say that I didn’t do everything I wanted to do, but THIS IS MY YEAR!! (inserts sarcasm)
I shared all of this with you all to say, as long as you’re working hard and moving toward the goals you you want to accomplish you can make anything you want happen and at anytime you want…OK, maybe not all of what you want to do but there’s always time to get focused! Write everything down, use time management to do a little at a time and work hard to make things happen!
Slow progress is better than no progress at all. Less procrastinating and more goal setting then knocking those goals out will get you closer to where you want to be for 2019!
If you can relate or want to share your thoughts leave a comment on your experiences.
3 thoughts on “Goal Setting 2018”
It’s funny I was just having this very discussion with my girlfriend today. She help me think about real goals and prioritizing my life so I don’t get overwhelmed. A lot of times we think we are Superwoman and can do everything but soon forget burnout is real. So for the things I can take care of now I will make goals to get them done. For the things I can do later I will set dates to accomplish. Great post.
Time management is key. One of the hardest parts is making sure you’re reasonable in your expectations.
“Slow progress is better than no progress at all”, this statement right here speaks volumes. Sometimes we feel defeated or want to give up when we don’t met our goals in the timeline we set for ourselves. Like I tell my kids its not about when you finish as long as you finish and never give up. The thing is life is so unpredictable, so sometimes we have to go back to the drawing board and re-evaluate our goals to make some changes, its important to be open to change. Nice post, love it! Marcia