Today I wanted to share with you a graphic that a blog reader, Allison helped make, and pointed out to me that I thought was really interesting. (And it just looks so cool! I wish I had the skills to do stuff like this.) It’s about setting goals. I’m not going to lie- I’m good at making goals, but I’m terrible at keeping them. Especially long term ones. But after taking a look at this graphic, I’m definitly going to try harder to make and commit to some!!
I’m definitly one of those people who thinks setting goals is important, but my life is definitly lacking an overall goal. Sometimes I attribute this to the fact that I’m young, and I don’t really know what I want my life to be, or what I want to do. I’m still trying to figure that out. But after reading this, I know that just because I don’t have an end goal, it doesn’t mean I shouldn’t have any.
Also the graphic states that one in four people make the same goals every year, and still don’t achieve it. I often make the same goals over and over again, because I don’t achieve them. Now that I know the importance of writing them down, I’m going to do that and post them above my desk, so I see them every day. Then I won’t be able to forget them!
I’m so not surprised at the top 5 resolutions in 2012. Get organized is a repeat offender on any goals list of mine. (I can get organized… it’s just staying that way that’s the hard part!!) I thought the fall in love one was kind of funny. I understand that people want to be in love, but I guess that’s never been one of my top priorities? I’ve never gone out looking for it. I’m just hoping one day I’ll come across it!
The part that got to me the most was that people who wrote down their goals were on average earning TEN TIMES MORE MONEY than those who didn’t have any goals. That is crazy.
Needless to say, I’ve spent some time over the past day or so writing down some clear goals that I want to see in my life over the next year. For my blog, my personal, professional, and academic life, as well as for my mind and body. I’m going to stick to my monthly goals as well, but I’m going to have some of them focus on helping me attain my overall goals throughout the year.
Do you make goals or resolutions? Are you good at keeping them? If you don’t, does this graphic make you want to?
This graphic came from: www.onlineeducation.net. Once again, Thanks Allison for showing me this!!