I have to be very truthful and admit that I am not into "goal setting". When I say this, I mean in the "hard core" kind of way. I know advanced goal setting and vision boarding works for many people and I applaud everyone that can set and sketch out their 1, 2 , 3 , 5, 10, 20 year goals. Don't forget to follow the S.M.A.R.T. rule of thumb! Are your goals Specific, Measurable, Accurate, Realistic and do they have a Timeline? Does this all sound way too familiar?
I am a list maker. I always make two lists...I make these lists first thing in the morning when I get to the office. One list is what I like to call "the priority list" - This list needs to get done because the stuff on this list will have direct impact to my overall happiness and well being (at the office it's the stuff that will ultimately make an impact on my performance and bottom line). The other list is the "would be nice but definitely not in a rush" and if I don't end up doing any of this, the world is not going to come to a crashing halt.
I think we place too much pressure on ourselves with all the goal setting and we don't place enough time on reflecting and appreciating all the great stuff that has happened over the past year or two. In looking back...I got engaged, I started a new job that has challenged me greatly, I discovered my new found love for spin cycling, I became a new auntie many times, I became a teacher for a few months (first-timer), I watched two very great friends get married...the list goes on and on.
So this year, I have made a list and I call it my "2015 PREDICTIONS". I don't have any particular talents in fortune telling but I have been blessed with great intuition (I get this from my mom). Here's my list, in no particular order and as you can see, I have already ticked one prediction off! I say this is a really good start to 2015 already! *CLICK on the list to enlarge.