So I read all about New Year’s resolutions. The nerd in me found it interesting and not as depressing as I thought. 45 % of U.S. citizens TYPICALLY meet their resolutions, 24% of Americans actually complete them. 17% of us hit the ground running but rarely accomplish them and 38% of never even put our feet on the ground. That’s right, we say it but don’t do it or it lasts possibly a day before an excuse is issued.
I confess, I am and have always been apart of the 38% crew. What can I say? I just never really cared. Then something happened. I interviewed for a job and they asked me to bring my mission statement along with my resume. Now I’m either having a huge brain fart and just don’t remember learning about personal mission statements (thankfully I know all about mission statements for businesses) or I was never told about them. Anyways, I looked around the web for examples and was ridiculously inspired. That was in November. About half way through December I was even more inspired by reading blogs on people following their personal statements and reaching their goals which are pretty much leading them to their dreams. I finally figured out what goals I wanted to do in the upcoming year. Ironic how it all came into play right before New Years. Here is what I’m setting out to achieve in no particular order.
- Travel – Life isn’t meant to be lived in one place.
- Financial Security & Debt free.
- Finish School.
- Learn French/Speak Spanish Fluently.
- Be an established entrepreneur.
- Spend more time face to face with Family, Friends and people.
- Write every day.
- Get in Shape.
- Get back to living my faith out and let go of the bitterness.
- Learn to Design webpages or blog layouts.
I was also inspired by Gwen from Little Growing Pains who wrote about celebrating our little achievements on the way to completing our Goals. Gwen will be doing a little party dance after any small step is made and I think I’m going to have to copy her idea. I’ll be sure to post all of my small and large accomplishments as they happen. I hope you’ll share yours with me as well!
What about you? Are you apart of the 24% that actually complete their resolutions, maybe the 17% that start but only do one or two, ooorrr are you on my old team of “sayers and not doers”? I’d love to hear what your resolutions for 2014 are!