Hello everyone!! Ok, so it is that time of the year again. Christmas is long gone, a new year has started, parties have finished and it is time to start all over again. Every year I write or think about my goals and promise myself that this is the year. I am going to work on my new year goals, and I am going to achieve each and every one of them. But let’s be real, most of them just stay there, written on a piece of paper that most likely will end up in the recycle bin. So I have decided to start over. Grab a blank paper.
SETTING NEW GOALS
Setting goals for the new year can be as easy or as difficult as you want. The most common goals are eating healthy or exercise more. The thing is, the more vague or common the goal is, the more likely we are to forget about it or quit. What I have discovered (yes I know… the discovery of the century haha) is that the more focused, particular and determined my goal is, the more likely I am to achieve it. For example, instead of setting a goal to eat healthy, I will set a goal to add more carrots and spinach into my diet. Or reduce the amount of pasta I eat in a week. It may seem simple, but I promise it makes a difference.
Another important thing when setting goals is to be realistic. I can dream about winning the NYC Marathon, but that is all it is, a dream. Instead, I can work towards finishing a 5k or a 10k in my first year as a runner with a long term plan to complete a marathon. Follow the K.I.S.S. principle. Start with a small, achievable goal. It is ok to have big dreams and plans, but remember that you have to set the first stone to build an empire.
NEW YEAR, NEW ME
There are many things I expect in 2020, but if I had to describe 2020 in one word, that would be CHANGE. I want to see and experience change. I know that change is a broad and vague, which is the opposite of what I have been telling you. But change is just the final goal. It is my finish line. At the same time, it is very difficult to measure change. For that same reason, I have set a list of smaller but more precise and accurate goals that can result in a change. Sooo here are some of my goals for 2020:
- Complete the CFI FMVA online course.
- Work on my CV.
- Devote more time to the blog and connect with you.
- Do some volunteer work.
- Be more aware of other people’s needs.
- Invest more time on me.
- Take more photos.
- Learn how to use photoshop.
- Do more outside activities.
- Work on my personal finances.
As you can see, there are two main changes I want to work towards during this year: my job and me. I want to progress on my work life. Right now I feel like I cannot progress on my actual job. There is not a career path set, nor a next step. I have been working here for the last 3 years almost, but I don’t feel confident enough to change jobs. By completing this course and working on my CV I want to expose myself to the job market and hopefully change for the better on my work life.
The other change I want to work on during the year is me. I feel like I don’t know me. I know this may sound strange and I will explain it on another post, but I want to focus on me. This is something I have been doing for some time now and I have discovered that I really enjoy doing activities outside, like going on walks and taking photos. It gives me some time to think and ponder and I feel very good with myself afterwards. I also want to keep learning new things, so why not photoshop? I could really use it with my photographies.
One of the goals I set this year has to do both with work and me, and that is you guys, or better said this blog. I know I am not a blogger, nor do I want to define myself as one. But I really believe this outlet gives me a voice and I want to work on it. It may not be the best looking blog out there or have the best content or even rank well on google, but it is a start, my start. So during this year I want to work on the blog and get to know you better. Even if I only get to know one person. It would not be fair to either me or you to promise that this will be the best blog ever, but I can promise that I will try my best.
We are in 2020. A new year. A new decade. A fresh start. But starting over seems so hard sometimes. I know I am willing to try and fulfill all of my goals. Some may even develop into new goals. The idea is to work towards something positive and keep learning from our experiences.
Do you set your goals every year? I would love to read some of your goals for the new year, leave them in a comment below.
Until next week!!