2014 is hours away, folks – making this the PERFECT opportunity to state my “to-do’s” for the year ahead!
First off, though, I must share with you something I discovered this morning . . . I decided to take a quick peek over last year’s list AND sadly realized I didn’t check-off one single item from it :/ WHICH I guess is pretty typical for us human beings. However, I KNOW I had a very productive year, but somehow, those darn goals just slipped my mind. So, it got me thinking [oh no!] and I believe I stumbled for a few reasons:
1. My objectives were too advantageous.
Now I’m not saying I couldn’t handle them ;) BUT, 2013 was my first official year working for myself. I HAD to focus on my business and frankly should have cut myself a little slack.
2. There was no game plan.
Yea, sure I created this amazing list of awesome things to conquer, but I didn’t implement a “succeeding” strategy into my days. No wonder I failed! AND . . .
3. I didn’t post them anywhere.
What’s that saying: “Out of sight, out of mind?” How did I expect to remember my objectives if I wasn’t reminding myself of them everyday?!?!?!?
Okay, let me stop right there, though, because I can “coulda-woulda-shoulda” all I want, but it isn’t going to change my 2013. And honestly, I don’t need it to, because last year wasn’t bad. AT. ALL! It was simply flawed and uniquely wonderful [all at the same time] = just like us!
Alright, enough with this jibber-jabber! Let’s move onward and upward and take 2014 by the horns. Drumroll, please! I declare this year will include:
– Eating less sugar and extra fruits/veggies.
– Creating a Homebird Upholstery website.
– Reading the many books I have purchased.
– Learning how to swim.
– Selling anything we don’t want or need.
– Finishing projects before starting new ones.
– Singing on stage again.
– Enjoying the small things.
– Being outside more.
I know what you’re thinking, and yes, that’s a great deal to tackle. But I am hopeful that 2014 will be different from last. I truly trust myself enough and this crazy work ethic of mine to attain these intentions. Plus, I’m going muster-up an outline as to exactly how I’m going to execute it. Win-win!
“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language and next year’s words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning.” – T.S. Eliot
So, here’s to giving up on the past and grabbing every possibility with the best effort we can.