Friday, April 8, 2011

Goal Setting

A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds. Francis Bacon. 

I was always big on setting professional goals but personal goals – eh, not so much.  Now that I’m not in a traditional workforce setting, it’s easy to forget about the need to set personal goals. 

Lately I’ve been setting personal goals and it feels good.  Some goals may be as trivial as: cleaning out the refrigerator or junk drawer but it feels good to accomplish a goal particularly if it adds beauty or enjoyment of your life. 

So whether you are working 60+ hrs a week or a stay at home parent; don’t forget about those goals.  There is nothing like the feeling of accomplishment.

Do you set personal goals?  If so, who keeps you on track?

19 comments:

  1. I am a big list checker, goal setter, plan maker...lol, sometimes a good thing sometimes not a good thing for me. But yes, I love setting personal goals for both house cleaning projects and for personal maintenance. For example, in this tough season my hubs is going through I have to set goals for myself to take care of me...get to bed before 10, nap when my daughter naps or at least relax. Don't do too much when the seasons of life are too tiring to do more than I can. I have to keep reminding myself to stick to these things but, it always feels good!! Happy Friday to you TV!!

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  2. I agree - I do that a lot and it is a great feeling!!!!

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  3. I love setting small goals and accomplishing them...makes ya feel good! and like you said, being a Mom, sometimes we gotta find things to keep us going when we don't have a "boss" breathing down our neck :)

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  4. If I don't make a list for the day, then not much gets done! I've got to write it down...

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  5. Oh I am a big list maker and calender checker. That and a little bit of self reward for a job well done! Sounds cheesy but it makes sense to me if I donate a bunch of clothes to GoodWill I deserve some retail therapy!

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  7. I take great pride in crossing items of the TO DO list...whether it's work or personal. I have to write everything down...otherwise I will never remember!!

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  8. I do set personal goals. The goal may be to clean out the refrigerator, sons' closets, pantry, etc. some time that week. I don't write it down. Maybe I should...

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  9. I so need to get back on track to setting goals..especially now that my little one is 6 months old no more excuses LOL! I do try to make a short To-Do List though...but nothing like I used to do!

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  10. I play games like this with myself all the time: if I spend the next hour folding laundry, then I can sit and stare at the computer for awhile. That's about as far as my personal goals go. Lol!

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  11. When I have a good book, I'm a goal achieving fool. I use the motivation of possibly reading if a lull in the day ever comes about, problem is, I never have time to try and find a good book!!

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  12. It's nice to have found you via Life's Gristle. Anyway, it's funny you should talk about setting personal goals as I have also realized quite recently that I've wasted so much time NOT setting real goals for myself. The day to day goals are easier to set, right? It's the long-term ones that torture me. For instance, I still haven't made up my mind as to what I really want to do once I decide to go back to paid employment. In a year or two, my son will be in school full time, so...what then?...what's next? Ayayayayay! Maybe you'll post more inspiring stuff to guide lost 'spirits' like myself! ;-))

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  13. Ah, the never ending goal/to do list. My goal is to set less goals, or rather set more "me" goals and less obligatory ones.

    I love your blog-the written content, pictures, music, everything!! I've been meaning to stop by for awhile.

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  14. It is always wonderful to set goals and feel the accomplishment! I had a lot of goals when I was growing up and before I became a mom. I still have goals, but they are different at this point. They are not so much personal as family goals. I need to find a way to do some things for me. I hope you are doing great my friend!

    Mama Hen

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  16. HI! I absolutely believe in setting personal goals. Accomplishing each task gives me a boost to accomplish the next one on the list. :)

    p.s. your daughter is ADORABLE!

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  17. Ugh. I need personal goals and the motivation to accomplish them!

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  19. I love goals! Only I call them to dos :) It is very good to have goals to keep you on track!

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