Whether you make resolutions, have a word for the year or don’t bother with any of that, there is still something about the start of the year that makes you think about planning for the future.
I love a good list, so rather than resolutions I like to make a list of things that I would like to achieve within the year. I cross things off as I go, and add new things as they come up. I tried it last year and it worked really well so I’ve made a new list for this year.
Looking back over last years list was quite an eye opener. I had actually crossed quite a lot off! There were a couple of things that weren’t relevant in the end, as well as some things that just didn’t happen, but there were also things that I had done that weren’t even on the list.
The secret to my success could be that I made sure my achievements were achievable by using the SMART targets that I talked about in last years blog post, Setting Goals. I deliberately kept things simple which meant that I could easily build on any successes and keep moving forward. You can catch up on last years post here.
This year I have set myself some new things to aim for as well as carrying a few over from last year that I didn’t quite manage. I might also try to keep a list of achievements this time too. It will be interesting to see how I fare this time!