Do you make goals for yourself?  I do, sometimes.  I’m not very good at goal-making but this past year on December 31 I decided to make some goals for the year.  I posted them on my blog, as a private page that only I could see.  :)   And kind of left it at that.

This evening I went back and looked through some of my goals to see how far I’ve come.  I’m going to share a few of them here with you.

I gave myself 13 goals for the year.  Looking back now I realize that a few I achieved but in a different way.

For example, I had a goal of being more intentional on getting rid of the last bit of debt I had, instead I went further in debt by buying a house.  But, I’m OK that that particular goal got adjusted.

I also had a particular savings goal in mind and I’m not sure if I will achieve that exactly.  Part of that is because my expenses have gone up because of the house.  But, again, I’m actually OK with the fact that I’m behind on that goal.

I set the goal to be more active in my financial record keeping and budgeting and that I have achieved.  I also set a goal to go on at least one non-working vacation and I achieved that.  I set a goal of at least one long weekend away per quarter and so far I have achieved that.

One sort of lofty goal that I set for myself was to read 100 books this year.  I’m at 80 right now (I think) so I’m a little behind my schedule but I’m pretty confident I’ll achieve that goal as well.

It’s funny, though, I always tell people I mentor to put their goals where they can see them constantly and I didn’t do that.  I wonder how I would have done if I’d taken my own advice and kept my goals in my face all year.

Maybe I’ll try that in 2011.


Category: My Random Life
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