You’ve probably heard the phrase “Seize the Day” in your life at some point. However, I’m not a fan of that saying because it never specifies which day. Your life motto could be seize the day and you are always planning on seizing tomorrow. Always putting off your goals and ambitions because of stress or busyness or just being tired.
Today is full of possibility. We stand on the cusp of a new year, lots of opportunities, lots of challenges, and hopefully lots of excitement. For me, there’s nothing more exciting than sitting down to write out my goals for the coming year. Not a million goals, but a handful that I think I can feasibly accomplish.
I’m looking forward to making progress on my Master’s degree which I’ve put off for long enough. I can’t wait to publish my first novel (more details coming soon). I’m hoping to read more books, and listen to more music on vinyl.
The point isn’t what your goals are, it’s setting them.
I spent several years not setting any goals, and ending the year exactly where I was when it started. For 2013, I recommend setting a couple goals, writing them out, posting them on your refrigerator or some other spot you’ll see them regularly, and telling other people about them. Those simple four steps will do wonders for helping you get done what you want to get done this year.