Last night I hosted a dinner party with my husband, our last party to round out the holiday season and to welcome in the New Year. We enjoyed Adam's famous pasta and shared our resolutions.
Just one morning into the New Year, as I write this, my family still sound asleep knowing they have one last day of vacation before the hectic pace of life propels us ... I realize it is time. It is time to take down holiday decorations and prepare for what is next, which is 2012.
Today marks another new day, although more significant and emphasized by the culmination of parties, parades, fireworks, gatherings and conversations of New Year's Resolutions. However, I prefer to use the word goals in place of resolutions. Resolutions made oftentimes end up as empty promises, like all of those new faces who show up at the gym to work out "more often."
I learned many years ago that goals can be set at any time and re-examined throughout the year. Since becoming an owner/partner and marketing director at Highland Partners, I continue to examine my goals quite often. You do not have to be in business, or a director or coach, to do this. You can simply sit down with your children, a colleague or your spouse and review one another's goals together. Whether I am coaching or sharing, I learn so much through our exchange. Each conversation reminds and reinforces my own goals, and enlightens me to new ones I hadn't even thought of. A buddy system of sorts.
Here are a few of my goals for 2012:
Reinforce Past Goals
Help HP Agents with Their Business Plans
Exercise Weekly with Friends
Take Walks with My Husband and Partner
Complete and Publish My Book
Help More Families / Sell More Homes
Visit Aspen and Vail ( My daughter is at CU Boulder )
Learn Something New
Create Photo Books using iPhoto
Inspire My Children
Simplify: Garage, Basement and Closets
Expand Reach and Support of My Favorite Charities
Host More Dinner Parties ( Adam needs to be on board with that one, since I don't cook! )
Plan and Take a One-on-One Weekend Get-Away with Each Member of My Family
Celebrate Adam's Big Birthday
Our 20 Year Anniversary
And, of course, this goes without saying... Eat Healthier, Spend More Time with Family and World Peace.
What are your goals for 2012? I'd love to hear them, and am sure others would, too.
Cheers to a Happy and Healthy 2012! May all of your dreams and goals be achieved.
There is always so much to accomplish...