Monday, January 13, 2014

2014 Goals

By now, you probably know that I'm big on GOALS. You have to have a goal in mind so you know where you are going.  Each year, I make goals for myself. In the past, I have spent a little time envisioning what I wanted my typical day to look like:

Get the kids off to school
design and send proposals
check the mail and pull in checks. (Seeing zeroes in my mind's eye).
stitch and ship off projects and signed contracts
Receive emails of acceptances
Receive the kids home from school
Dinner/family time

I haven't had time to come up with my 2014 goals yet, but I have had time to think of a few key words.

Last year one of my motto words was "Dynamic".  I wanted to be Dynamic in my creativity, in business, in life. I wanted to be an active agent in my life, not so much letting things happen to me, but creating opportunity in an active way.

My first Key word is "THRIVE".

Well, abundance has come pretty close to overwhelming me, so in 2014 I'm going to remember not just to survive but to THRIVE. I keep hearing my pal Marly Bird saying, "Just keep swimming".  And that's what I'm trying to do! Not just keep my head above water but propel myself forward.

I admit, I had started prioritizing projects in 2013, saying "No, thank you" strategically and I'll have to continue that trend in 2014.  I just can't do it all, so I'll do what I can to the best of my ability.

My second Key word for 2014 is "HALF".
And I mean 'half' in a really wonderful way.  One aspect of 'half' I can't really tell you about, but it pertains to one of my book projects and I'll try to remember to tell you about it when it is revealed. The other aspect of 'half' is that I'm going to train for a Half Marathon.  The goal is to run 13.1 miles on Mother's Day Weekend. The crazy thing is that I'm not even sure that I WANT to do it. HAHAHA. It does seem like the next thing to do. I'm scheduled to run a 9 mile race (for the first time) in March, then the 13.1 in May.  Training starts today. We'll find out how bad I want this goal... because really, the determining factor of whether or not you reach a goal is how badly you want it. BTW, I need to qualify and say that I use the term "run" very loosely. I don't really run anything straight through, I usually take walk breaks.

So "Thrive" and "Half".  Those key words will run through my mind over and over again through the year. Likely 'Dynamic' will still run through my mind as it has become a habit from last year.

Specific goals and filing those darn receipts from 2013 will have to happen asap, but not until I go run 3 miles.

1 comment:

Jodiebodie said...

Your idea of having a key word to guide your goals is new to me and inspiring. All the best with your activities in 2014.