I am keeping my 2017 goals short and sweet. Through listening to a ton of podcasts, I’ve learned that you can’t accomplish much with an overload of goals. Keep them short and simple. Once you complete those, then start another list. Something happens to our minds when the finish line can’t be seen. I believe that’s why we get that extra burst of momentum at the end of a race or when we’re almost done paying something off. When you actually see the end, it’s time to gun it my dear.
- Pay off the new car, which would be extremely early (compared to the life of the loan). I’m determined to have it paid off by my birthday (July). At this point, we will be out of debt, besides the house!
- Complete our emergency fund. That would be 6 months of expenses in a separate account from my savings.
- Increase retirement accounts.
- Focus all of our attention on paying off the house.
- Expand on post topics. During the last few months, I’ve been sharing a lot of budgeting (finance) and simple living posts. I don’t want to portray as if this is just a finance blog. This blog is lifestyle blog about everything that I enjoy: style, beauty, finance and budgeting, health & fitness, food, wonderlust, life randomness. Sidenote: I mentioned style and beauty….That doesn’t mean I will be going back to my shopaholic ways….no maam.
- Focus on one blog goal at a time unlike what I’ve done in the past. I was trying to work on too many things at one time. That’s the wrong answer.
- Tighten up on my processes and systems.
- Grow in my faith and church participation.
- My ankle is almost healed and back to the gym I go! This isn’t really a 2017 goal though. I never really fell off from my workouts, but suffered from a sprung ankle. Since the injury, which occurred at the beginning of December, I been a little down due to not working out. I hate feeling helpless. My goal is to workout 4-5 times a week.
- Jellybean is now 6 and is smart as can be. Beside spending more one-on-one time with her, museums are top on our list. I really want her to learn (and enjoy) art, history, and creativity.
- Go on a cruise for vacation.
- Read a ton of books….nonfiction of course.
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There you have it! You may be thinking, this was not short and sweet, but it is to me. I can go overboard with goal setting. When you feel as if there’s no limits, your dreams and goals can become quite extensive. Think about your own goals and put somewhat of a time limit on them. Make sure to write them down. Use that as your roadmap. Without direction, we are lost and can’t recognize our progress. I wish you much success and don’t you dare let anyone put limitations on what you can achieve.Without direction, we are lost. Click To Tweet
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