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I used to be religious about writing down goals on New Year’s Eve. But see, here’s the thing. Chalk it up to being a writer, a woman, a whatever-might-apply … I find New Year’s Eve to be very depressing.
I don’t know if it’s due to the end of another year, the insane repetition of Auld Lang Syne, or the reality that another diet is just around the corner, but I think I would survive if New Year’s Eve never happened.
This is what my yearly goal-writing scenario used to look like:
Each New Year’s Eve, I would sit down and list my goals for the coming year. And, inevitably, on January 2nd or 3rd (when I’d pull out the list again) I would see a bunch of failures or personal impossibilities, mixed with tear stains in the margin and heavy underlining.
No more New Year’s Eve goal writing for me.
On my birthday each year (which is significantly less depressing, perhaps because cake is involved) I choose 5 things to work on. (So those who know me are thinking, “ONLY 5?! Give me a call!”) Right?
My birthday was this past week. So I am thinking about goals.
And really, why not think about goals throughout the year. Much less intimidating than year-end exams.
SPARK #12: What do you want to achieve this year? What do you want to achieve within the next 5 years? What do you want to achieve with your life?
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