Can I be honest with you?
I’ve read so many books about goal setting and achieving goals, being productive and focused yet I’ve failed so many times.
I find myself being busy, but not always on the most important work.
I work from home and I wouldn’t change that for anything, but having a 19 month old clamoring for my attention at all times makes it challenging to get things done. Even as I write this he’s climbing all over me.
Over the years I’ve set goals and failed to meet them and then felt like setting goals wasn’t for me.
But I can go back into my journal and see where I’ve written down some pretty major things and I’m living out right now what I wrote in my journal. So I’m not a complete failure. 🙂
I will always be a student of how to be more productive because time is precious and I think setting goals is important, but I no longer let it bother me if I fall short. Because as I look back over the last 10 years of having my own business I can clearly see that I’ve progressed. Business is better than it was and I’m doing work that I love.
So let me encourage you if you feel like you’ve been a failure at setting goals. Your goals can be in pencil which means they can be revised. The important thing is to write something down, take action on it, and review those goals often. If 3 months down the road you need to change the goal do it and don’t feel bad about it. Just keep moving forward.
Here is a link to a Goal Setting Workbook by my friend Dan Miller – https://s3.amazonaws.com/imbucket-ryan/RyanReger.com/48Days-Goals-2019.pdf. I encourage you to go through it and fill it out. It’s really good and will help you set goals for next year. I can’t believe we’re only 6-1/2 weeks away from 2019!!!
Have a blessed week!!