I am a firm believer in that if it isn’t written down, odds are I won’t remember to get to it with fidelity. I’ve written about my goals for several years now (2016, 2015, 2104, 2012) and love being able to reference not only where I was personally but also professionally. I’m only 9 days late into sharing my goals but have no fear! I am ready!
- Don’t be stressed and think your job is the worst! Focus on all the GREAT things that happen each and every day. In such a place you can’t find any? Let me help you!
Feel free to download and share! I’ll print and simply mark off each day that I complete.
Keep reading, but find a balance! Already this year, I’ve reviewed three books, one from Solution Tree that I think is going to be pretty awesome…but I haven’t shared any of them! I want to do a better job of SHARING what I read. Adding in “Book Snaps” is my new literary goal. Writing about each book may be too hard, but sharing really great ideas via Snapchat should make it easier. Matt Arend and I have a fun presentation for #TCEA17 where we’ll be talking about all kinds of fun eduSnapChat things!
- Building relationships. I know it sounds premeditated but I have started keeping a list of EACH and every person that I check in with, send a letter too, or have a personal conversation with. Keeping allows me to see what my natural patterns look like, but also ensure I am not leaving anyone out that matters to me. I’m even planning our family vacation in a way that lets me see a bestie!
- Working ahead…staying ahead of the curve and maintaining that time that allows me to work a month in advance is going great for school stuff…but I need to get there with personal things. Two girls, three teams, and a fireman also deserve that courtesy! I know I’ve talked about my love for my Erin Condren before. I’m still a fan of the regular LifePlanner. I still take ALL my admin notes in this notebook. (Use my link to get yourself $10 bucks off!) And now, I’ve discovered these pens!
They don’t bleed through! Let me say that again…THEY DON’T BLEED through!! That makes me so happy! I have a variety of colors, and know that they are safe to use each day. It’s the little things, ya’ll!
All of these things help me improve my system. Practices help your performance, right? All of these “goals” are designed to help me be better day to day, which will increase my overall happiness/performance. When you focus on the practice instead of the performance, you can enjoy the present moment and improve at the same time.
I challenge you to not think about what you would like to see the year 2017 bring, but actually write it down…then take the steps to integrate it into your systems…make it happen!!