At the start of 2018 I made a list of big goals, accompanied by a list of predictions of what I would like to have accomplished by New Year’s Eve 2018. I wrote down what I wanted to achieve in the form of a letter and sealed it in an envelope. My plan is to read it on New Year’s Eve to see how much I have achieved and whether my plans and predictions for the year realised themselves. What I like most about this idea is that it’s like setting goals but in a fun and creative way. Knowing that I had written this letter gave me something to work towards because I didn’t want to be disappointed at the end of the year had I not made any progress with my plans. On the other hand, I feel completely comfortable if it turns out that I haven’t achieved everything I had set out to do this year. Sometimes other things happen and why you might not arrive at one goal, you may find that you went a different way around things and achieved something better or equally as amazing!
I can’t remember exactly what I wrote at the beginning of this year. Thinking back to the beginning of 2018 when I wrote down what I wanted to happen this year and concealed it in a mini pink envelope, I was in the midst of my Ethical Style Project and there was so much going on. I’m looking forward to opening this little pink envelope in a couple of day’s time. No matter the outcome of this exercise, I think I will repeat this at the beginning of 2019 and make a list of predictions and goals I want to accomplish for the end of next year. In the meantime I am going to use my Bullet Journal to stay focused and organised so that I am always moving forward in my business.
Do you set yourself goals each year? Have you experienced success from not setting goals? I would love to know!