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New Year’s Resolutions 2011

New Year's Resolutions 2011In a perfect world, this post would have been published on January 1. But it’s not. And it wasn’t. I can say, however, that I’ve been working on this year’s resolutions using my goal setting system since New Year’s Day. It’s a process that takes some time and introspection and creating some reachable, compelling goals was more important than an arbitrary (if traditional!) deadline.

Finally, I’m ready with one goal project selected in each area of focus. Some are fairly involved, but some can be done in just a day or two and will soon be replaced with a new goal. It’s a welcome change from last year, when “build a custom home” was about the only thing on the agenda and consumed our lives. (I still haven’t finished all the posts for that project, but after we moved in, I just needed a breather!)

Below are my goals in the eight areas of focus for 2011. I’ll be creating individual posts to outline the process of each.

Please share some of your own goals and tell us how you’ll accomplish them!

For Mind

Create education schedules for January–June.

For Body

Lose 35 pounds.

For Spirit

Stop cursing 100%.

For Love

Plan Jessica’s wedding.

For Money

Enter all data and year end adjustments for business accounts.

For Home

Buy furniture for main rooms.

For Good

Plan Primary music lessons a week ahead.

For Fun

Complete a PHP course.

Share your resolutions!

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  • Zara January 19, 2011, 3:16 am

    Great article, it well written – New Year’s resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other for some people.

  • Shailender January 19, 2011, 4:35 am

    Wow, It’s looking too much for me. Hope you can stick on it.
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  • Alison Moore Smith January 19, 2011, 10:12 am

    Shailender, I thought my goals would look rather underwhelming to many! I try to make them really doable rather than overwhelming. :) We’ll see how it goes!

  • Murlu January 19, 2011, 7:51 pm

    I set up a few of my goals and posted about them a while back – this year will definitely be the biggie! Glad to see that you’re going for much more than the immediate gain; going for that long term Alison!

    PHP would be really fun to learn – it’s very powerful. I’ve got a bit of experience now but it too is something that I’d like to pick up this year if I have time. I’d recommend checking out a lot of design blogs and W3C schools sites for a bunch of great tutorials – best of luck!
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  • INB January 20, 2011, 12:37 pm

    I have my perpetual weight loss goal, my perpetual get organized goal, and my perpetual be on time goals. What more do I need?

  • Alison Moore Smith January 20, 2011, 12:52 pm

    Murlu, your comment was caught in the spam filter. Sorry for the belated reply! Thanks for dropping by and for the encouraging words.

    I’ve started learning PHP multiple times, but always got too busy with clients. This year, I really want to refine my skills to offer better and more comprehensive service to them. Thanks for resources. :)

  • caroline January 20, 2011, 9:12 pm

    Make a million dollars. That’s my 2011 goal. Honest.

  • Alison Moore Smith January 20, 2011, 9:16 pm

    LOL INB. You may appreciate my post about roll-over goals! I know just what you mean!

  • Eddie Gear - The Guy With An Attitude February 1, 2011, 8:36 am

    Hi Alison,

    Nice to see you list out your resolutions. I do them every year. However, manage to only achieve one :)

    Let me know how this goes for you. Any recommendations for me to keep all my resolutions that I set.

  • Alison Moore Smith February 1, 2011, 3:44 pm

    Hi, Eddie. Thanks for stopping by Pix2Brix.

    Setting goals without much success is the norm! That’s sad. We have so much potential, but life just gets in the way.

    Check out this goal-setting system. I think you’ll be very pleased with the results!

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