ow are we already halfway through February? I meant to share my February goals at the beginning of the month since I’m attempting goals on a monthly basis this year. That obviously didn’t happen so – LUCKY YOU – you get to jump in my time machine and go back to February 1st!
Here are my goals for the month:
I know some of them are hard to read – but hang tight, because I revised them anyway!
Just like in January, I have my habit tracker at the top – those were my resolutions for the year. Then below, I have my big creative goals and life goals for the month. I’m learning as I go with this system…if you read me initial post at the outset of the new year, you may remember that I wrote down all of my big goals on color coded post-its. I then tried to billet these out to various months that made sense.
Now I’m realizing that half of that system was flawed. I think it was beneficial and necessary to do some goal setting for the year, but I I should have just left these in a big “goal bucket” and assessed which goals I should go after at the beginning of each month. I wasn’t able to get to a large portion of January’s goals and also realized I was too ambitious with the number of things I thought I could accomplish. Readjustment for February was necessary, but I had already written those goals directly on the paper.
No problem! Nothing that a little watercolor can’t fix. I wrote out revised goals and pasted those over my pie-in-the-sky dreams from the beginning of this year.
Now this is posted on my mirror, reminding me every morning to kick myself into gear!
Thanks for being my accountability partner by reading this. Any goals that you’re working on this month? We can do it!
I have to do goal readjustments all the time! Thanks for being open about your iterative process on this. : ) Love that fancy eggplant/time machine, too!
This months goals for me: 1) doing morning yoga every day (unless I replace it with other, more intense exercise like running, or biking to work), 2) doing lettering every day for my Instagram @thundernixon 3) several at-work goals that I can’t post about openly, but generally about being more productive.
Those are such cool goals, Stephen! I love seeing your Instagram goal continue – your lettering and creativity shine. Morning yoga sounds great! Bobby used to do that religiously in high school – have you ever talked to him about that?
Just letting you know I’m holding you accountable and thoroughly enjoyed the ride in your not-a-fancy-eggplant time machine! ;)
As for goals for this month…
I’ve been reading The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, so implementing some of those in my daily life and telling more people about them is one of my goals. I’m pretty certain you’ve already read it, but if you ever want me to rave about it, I will happily do so! :)
Best of luck in your revised goals!
I LOVE THAT BOOK SO MUCH! I actually read The 7 of Habits of Highly Effective Teens when I was in middle school…multiple times, highlighter in hand…and totally got made fun of by my classmates. But I just thought, “ha, I’m learning how to be effective! Laugh about that one in a few years!” :)
At any rate, you’ve inspired me to pick up the adult version again and go through it sometime this year. I can’t wait to hear the big take aways you have from it!
Without any goals, accomplishment are random tasks. Set your goals, review your goals, complete your goals, and if not reset the goals. You inspire me.
Agreed! You feel much more purposeful when you’ve set things as goals so you have a marker as to how you’re doing. Thanks for always being encouraging, Danny!