Saturday, January 17, 2009

Mid-January Goal Review

The hands of time moves quickly! January the 17th, wow!

Today is a cold, damp day, so I am sitting in the office, with the heater turned up to its maximum, using the one body part that does not normally get cold, my brain. It is not frozen yet. :)

I started bringing the thoughts of goals back to the surface. I am serious about the goals that I set this year. I have to be! I am very aware that the only way to be successful is to do it. Nobody will be doing it for me. If I want to do the things that I want to do, reach the goals that I have set, be the person I want to be, then only I can make that happen. I verbally tell all of my friends these same things on any occasion, because I care!

With this in mind, this morning I decided to check the list of goals that I so carefully put on paper several weeks ago.

Oh boy...if I were to give myself a score on progress with the personal list, I would have to give myself a big fat F. Failure! But, wait, I know it is not failure. Failure would fall under the definition of, "I did not make it, and I never tried again." So, as an act of redemption, and because I will succeed, I am going to break the list down into smaller, more obtainable goals. And I will not look back! I give myself until Monday night to re-write the list...again, measurable, and obtainable.

Then I moved on to reviewing the business goals. Much better! I am
right on target, and many of the goals are ahead of target. Yesssss! Gold star...but I also see where I will improve on the remaining goals, making them successful, by breaking them down into smaller steps.

I know this can be boring stuff, but it keeps me encouraged. And with the financial issues across the globe this year, I truly feel our best defence is to chin up, suck it up, and do whatever we can do to improve on ourselves! I hope you are encouraged too!


Anonymous said...

This is all good stuff, it's always nice to have those goals ;)

Joanna said...

you'll get on track for the other when it warms up.

Mary @ Annie's Goat Hill said...

Amy,thank you. You are a good friend.

Joanna, yep, I know one goal that will be on track when the weather warms up!

KathyB. said...

Hey, at least your writing is inspiring me, and thank-you! I actually went to the bank this week to set up an account so I can begin doing some on-line selling. You have no idea how scary this is for me, but I am determined and your pep talks help!

Mary @ Annie's Goat Hill said...

Kathy, you can do it! I think now is a good time to start an online business. There are going to be a lot of good things that come out of this poor economy, and I hope people do not soon forget them. One is the supporting of small business, working to help others reach their goals and realize their dreams and creativity.