Beginning the year with new goals is nothing new for me.
I love to start the year fresh, look at what happened last year and begin to dream about the possibility of the new year.
This year I did something different with my goals. I am starting to add goals and deadlines. As I add goals, I add how I am going to do it too.
For example, on the chick-lit-in-the-kitchen novel I am working on, I have set a number of words to write each week. If I meet the goal I will finish the book by May.
I want to explore new recipes. So, instead of making the same-old-favorite cookies, I have decided to make one new recipe each week.
Last week I made Chocolate Oaties from Dorie Greenspan’s classic “Baking” book. Yummy.
I have a new direction I want to head in business as well. It is a better fit for me and I believe I will serve people better as I grow in this area. As I write, I have a word document open with goals and deadlines for that too.
Already, I am seeing more progress. How about you?
It has been freeing to write goals like this. The experts (Brian Tracy, Zig Ziglar, Dave Ramsey, John C. Maxwell) have said this for years. Now, I understand why putting measurements on my goals is so important!