Friday, February 25, 2011

Where Am I? And Where Am I Going?

When I run into the same idea over and over again, I begin to get the idea I am supposed to pay attention.  Lately every time I turn around I am hit squarely in the face with "goal setting"!  One of the bloggers I read sets monthly goals instead of yearly resolutions.  So I thought about that for awhile.  Today another blogger I read set a goal to reach 500 Followers this year and has already met it, just two months into the year!  Amazing.  I've seen it lately in the newspaper, heard it on TV, and had it recur to me numerous times.

So, okay, God, I get the message.  I have sooooo many things I love that I can get distracted and not do any of them.  Them I'm out of sorts with myself. But give me a project and I'm good.  So I'm getting on the stick with goal setting.  I particularly like the monthly idea so that's where I'm going. 

By March 1:  I will be careful the rest of the month and have money left over to transfer to savings.

By March 1:  I will joyously paint the dresser in the garage that I rescued from the curb!

By March  3:  I will paint a copy of an old Master for oil painting practice.

Once a month I will sew a "square".  This idea is from fiber artist wilopiooguta's blog,  too. Go check it out! Sew cool!

Blogwise:  I will reach 500 Followers this year.

This is as far as I'm going right now.  I really want to complete these items but just need a deadline.  And husband will be so happy about the garage!

Eric Seidelman has a great article on goal setting.  I've used some of the same ideas making presentations during my working life but it was good to revisit them.  His saying, " "If you don't know where you're going, you'll never get there."  A similar one, "If you don't know where you are, how do you know how to get where you want to be?"

Think about something you've been wanting to do but for some reason you haven't gotten around to it.  Try turning it into a goal...and remember a goal has a date attached.  Otherwise it is just a dream.


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12 comments:

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    Tawna

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  2. Wow, those are really great goals. I have some on my board too. Following you back.

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  3. great idea to break your goals into monthly! hope you get caught up on the 31dbbb the key is to just take your time, digest and keep going.
    *waving,
    shelley :)

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  4. I replied to you on my blog but wanted to catch you here too just in case. You absolutely have permission to repost as long as you link back. You made my day. I feel so honored!

    Laura
    www.agoddessoffrugality.com

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  5. Thats what I need to do is make everything a goal. I have so much I want to get done in a year.I am new to your blog

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  6. This is a great idea! I have so many things I want to get done and my list is so long. I think I will pick one semi big thing to have done by the end of March!

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  7. Gayle, I'm trying this out too. Just picking one 'semi big thing" as you put it. I think it will work! ;)

    Sandra

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  8. Laura, I promise to link back with a short mention of your blog. Thanks. I'll let you know! Sandra

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  9. It's very important to make goals short and long term. You can't accomplish your long term goals without your short term weekly or monthly goals to keep you n track.

    Great goals!

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  11. Sandra thank you for sharing those. Blessings.

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  12. I'm a new follower from Where You At Wed.
    :)
    http://southernfriedgreenmom.blogspot.com/

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