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I didn’t do so well with my goals for 2014. Some of it was due to health issues that came about but a lot of it was because I got so concentrated on my wow goal that I put most of the other goals on the back burner so I had more time to reach it.
It was a bit discouraging to see so many goals left undone, but I don’t really regret it since reaching my wow goal was an amazing feeling. This year however I am going to try to be a bit more balanced and so some of my yearly goals are the same ones I have already achieved in past years, that I think I just need to do year after year to live a well rounded life, like reading 52 books each year.
Other goals are new but I took the time this year to plot out exactly how I was going to pursue each one. Breaking goals down into snail pacing steps gives me a feeling of already succeeding when I have barely begun.
I also didn’t follow my formula for the 3 areas of my life with 3 goals in each, and a wow goal like I did last year.
Instead I just stuck to 10 and really thought about which ones on my “would love to do it” goal storming list I felt the strongest about.
10 Goals For 2015
1. Read 52 books this year.
I truly believe that I grow so much by reading. I also think it sets a good example for my kids, who I want to be life long learners too. Those two things made me want to make 52 books a year one of my permanent yearly goals.
I had a few health problems pop up last year, that left me thinking I have reached that age where I should be paying more attention to it so I set two goals for my fitness and one goal for eating habits.
2. 1200 Miles Ran in 2015
Thursdays post will explain this goal in more detail but essentially I want to run 100 miles each and every month of 2015.
3. Take an overnight, multi-day bike ride trip with my son
I wanted to do this with my son in 2014, but my doctor told me I had to stay off the bike for a few months during prime biking season. So I am going to make it happen this year, as my son was very disappointed and so was I.
4. Take six small steps over the year to build better eating habits
Wednesdays post this week will explain my plan for this in more detail but basically I have come up with 6 habits I want to make a part of my life that will fix bad eating habits and instill new good eating habits.
These goals are ones I set and made in 2014 and I liked how they strengthened my marriage so much that I am doing them again.
5. 1 real date a month with my hubby each and every month (no quick bite to eat and an errand).
6. 1 weekend getaway per season just the 2 of us.
I am very excited about this goal and I am hoping others will join me. Tomorrow’s post is going to share all the details of my goal and a challenge for you to join me.
7. Declutter one area of my home each and every week of the year.
8. Write a 30,000 word ebook.
I have had write an ebook on my goal list for years, but never pursue it to the end. This time though, I have set deadlines for myself from picking the topic, to word counts to hit each week, to when I need to send it to editors and when I want to launch it.
9. Do a word study in the bible of the words, discipline, diligence and self control.
My Wow Goal
10. I like keeping my wow goal very private as it is so dear to my heart. It is just as big as last year if not bigger.
Did you set any goals for yourself this year? If so tell me about them in the comments. Also consider joining my Snail Pacing Goal Achievers Facebook group where I will be sharing my goal updates as well as creating and environment that will encourage women to reach their goals one inch at a time.
If you find yourself constantly making goals but never pursuing them or reaching them, I recommend reading 21 Days To A More Disciplined Life. An ebook by Crystal Paine that will help you break down your goals and develop the discipline to reach them.