Goals without plans are just fancy wishes. Achieving our goals brings a sense of accomplishment and makes us feel more positive about the future. (Who wouldn’t want that?) Science shows that optimistic people tend to be happier, healthier, and cope better in tough times. We all know January is the month where we all commit to being the very best versions of ourselves, isn’t it? Our administrator roles make it that much more important to set and share our goals. I know I’ve documented these challenges each year (ish!) and while I’m still a sucker for a good planner, a pretty pen, and the opportunity to better myself, writing these goals clarifies and solidifies my commitment.
Studies have revealed that when you write down your goals, the motivation to achieve them increases substantially. Subconsciously, you would feel committed to the objectives you’ve written down and as such, take the necessary steps to achieve them. Writing down your goals is just like giving yourself a subconscious command.
Things I’ve written down and now, obviously, HAVE to accomplish:
- It feels like a year where we should revive the 30 admin challenge! It was several years ago that I worked on this with admin friends and it only needed a couple of tweaks to make it feel fresh and accomplishable. Feel free to download and share! I plan on working through this challenge several times this year. I’ll print and simply mark off each day that I complete. Any 30-day chunk will do!
- Read 125 books this year! I met last year’s goal of 120 books (!!!) which I tracked through Goodreads. I loved the accountability. You can also reference the books you’ve completed by using the Goodreads app. It offered me suggestions based on what I had read and allowed me to scan in potential books I wanted to read when I came across a suggestion in a blog or Target aisle. Follow me and let’s share books!
- Focus on long-term goals, instead of short-term successes. This year I have a couple of big projects that aren’t accomplishable in just one sitting. If you know me, you know how patient I can be, wink wink, this goal, in particular, will require remembering the long game. Even just writing that down gives me hope. Hope is as essential of a factor as the time it’s going to ultimately take.I like being a hopeful gal!
While having fewer goals this year, this all still pretty much hit all that makes me happy and what will move me forward as a mom, as a wife, and as an administrator in 2022. I challenge you to not just think about what you would like to see the year 2022 bring, actually write it down…take steps to achieve it…& make it happen! May your 2022 be brighter and find you accomplishing #allthethings!
(If you didn’t click on the “better yourself” link above, you missed the TED LASSO stickers I am obsessed with…leave a comment below with one of YOUR 2022 goals to win a set for yourself!)