That’s up for debate but by the end of this post, maybe not sot much
If you’ve ever worked in an office environment particularly in the financial industry I am confident you will be familiar with the personal “goal setting” meetings held at the beginning of each fiscal year and the “one on one” checkpoint meetings held usually at the halfway mark in the fiscal year, checking in on how close you are to achieving the goals you had set earlier in the year.
I try to incorporate that same concept into my personal life as well because I believe we were not meant to be mentally or physically sedentary creatures. And let’s face it, there is nothing quite like telling yourself and those around you that you will achieve something and then following through with it
3 years ago I set out to lose 100 pounds. Goal achieved.
Last year I set out to try running. Goal achieved.
This year I set out to run a half marathon. Goal achieved.
When I posted about my half marathon achievement I received a lot of emails from readers asking what my next goal would be and that got me to thinking.
A goal does not have to be HUGE in order to feel the pride that comes along with achieving it. Whether it’s a weight loss/maintenance goal, an education goal or a goal to put your dirty laundry IN the hamper rather than on the floor (ahem sweet husband of mine), the feeling of accomplishment is truly fulfilling no matter what the size of the goal.
Seeing Jeff put his dirty socks IN the hamper or cereal bowl IN the dishwasher rather than ON TOP of the dishwasher makes me just as happy as I was when I crossed that finish line
I’m not sure what my next “big” goal will be or if I will even have one but I have been working on a list of “little” goals that I want to see achieved in the near future.
AND I thought I would share with you the firmly set goals!
1) Jeff and I have decided that we are going to get a family membership to the YMCA starting in November. Jeff is looking forward to getting his fitness back on track (I am SO proud of him) and I am looking forward to the endless options of fitness classes! Our bitterly cold snow-filled winters generally last from November to April so it will be nice to get out and be active throughout our winter hibernation.
2) I am going to get back into yoga. I really enjoyed the feeling of complete relaxation that I experienced from practicing yoga but when I began training for my half marathon, I allowed my priorities to change unfortunately. As an added bonus this ties into goal #1 because there are MANY yoga classes to attend at the YMCA! AND FINALLY:
3) I am going to educate myself on gardening over the winter. All of the work we’ve done on the outside of our house has allowed for me to have gardens next year and I do not know the first thing about gardening! I see a trip to Chapters in my future
So there you have it. This year I’ve achieved the goal I set out to achieve and as a result I’ve learned that goals don’t have to be huge in order to feel rewarded.
It’s not the SIZE of the goal that matters. It’s what you do with it that counts
Have you set any new goals lately?
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