Many of you know, I don’t do resolutions. I don’t have a 5 year plan. I think one year out. At the end of each year I look back on my goals and see how I did and decide on my goals for the next year.
In 2017, I had a goal to start my new book, then my son got very sick and goals went out the window. Things happen and priorities shift – that’s ok. The real challenge is re-engaging with your goals or resetting them.
My son was fully recovered before the second quarter ended. But the book felt like a mountain and my energy was spent. I took baby steps. I sent out the survey (thanks to all those who participated!). Sometimes the small step gets the momentum going again, “baby steps.” (Name that movie.)
By the end of 2017 I had actually started writing. Definitely was later than planned, but I met my goal all the same.
When setting your goals, be realistic. Think about the first thing you can do to get started. Don’t always focus on the result but instead focus on the action.
Writing your goals down and sharing them with someone else increases the chances of success. When people ask, tell them!
One of my goals is to expand my presence at conferences, and you can help! Tell me about the conferences you attend or have heard about.
Do you want to hear me live at a future conference? I want to be there. We can make that happen. Recommend me as a speaker. If you let me know you are doing it, I can help (and thank you!)
Hope to see you at a future conference and here’s to achieving goals!