January 4 2018

2017 Goals Wrap Up

Way back in January 2017, I shared my 2017 SMART Goals. The year has flown by and it is time to see how I did on those goals.

Here are the goals I set at the beginning of the year:

1) Do a cabin weekend DONE!
2) April trip DONE!
3) Annual Hockey Trip for the kids’ birthdays DONE!

FITNESS GOALS: (These are examples of how NOT to set goals.)
1) Get 6 hours of sleep a night (170/365 = 46%) See tracker below.
2) Drink 6 cups of water a day (273/365 = 74%) See tracker below.
3) Continue using MyFitnessPal app (323/365 = 88%)

1) Clean out my home office (3/4 done with pics to prove it!)
2) Declutter the landing DONE!
3) Declutter my clothes DONE!

1) Do some genealogy DONE! (One of the writing classes was called “Saving Your Family Tree” so I am counting that.)
2) Take three writing classes DONE! (I actually took 9 paid classes through the local writers center and 5 free ones at the local library)
3) Read for thirty minutes a day DONE! Read 93 books! (It is a rare day when I don’t read!) See Books Read 1 & 2 Below.

1) Pray daily DONE! (It is a rare day when I am not praying off and on all day.)
2) Read 15 inspirational fiction books DONE! (34 read)
3) Crochet 26 hats to donate to charity DONE! (52 hats total) See tracker below.   

1) Finish one of my previous NaNoWriMo novels (1st edits done)
2) Publish something DONE! (Guest Post on NaNoWriMo Blog 8/21)
3) Participate in NaNoWriMo DONE!

In the photo above, you can see some of the things that got done in the 2017 Year in Review. Wow! For someone who set lots of goals over the years but never even read over them after I wrote them down and certainly never actually worked toward accomplishing those goals, this is impressive. I got most of my goals completed and realized that some were not really realistic or measurable. Knowing that reading over and working toward my goals during the course of the year means most of them will get done in all or in part by the end of the year, makes it more difficult to decide what goals to set for the next year.

“They” always say, “Be careful what you wish for…you just might get it.”

How did you do on your goals for 2017? What have you learned about goal setting? I learned that I need to set more measurable goals and goals that are not ongoing. Those ongoing goals are nice enough, but unless you do them every day for the whole year you feel like you failed at least a little. I think, in 2018, I will try to just improve the percentages of the time I actually accomplished the designated goal.

Copyright 2017. All rights reserved.

Posted January 4, 2018 by Karen Beidelman in category "Goals

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I am a writer, blogger, and bullet journaler who also likes to read, crochet, do genealogy, create forms in Excel and spend way too much time on YouTube. Hubby and I have been married for over 31 years and have 2 adult children, a couple of fish tanks, a pet rabbit and a pet snapping turtle. I'd love it if you subscribe so you don't miss reading what I've been up to. I hope you will stop by and read my blog regularly. Bring your friends.

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