As you know, I set, go public on and report my personal goals progress annually. This is an exercise I have been doing since 2015 and as a result I have seen a significant improvement in my achievements and in the areas of my life where I choose to focus. You can click these links to read My 2017 Goals and my monthly progress updates for 2017 if you want to know how things went last year 🙂 .
As in previous years, I’ve used the Wheel of Life template to get a visual representation of where I am now. This helps me prioritise the areas that need most attention or that I’m most drawn to, after all, it’s pointless setting out to achieve goals that don’t really interest me!
For those of you who are familiar with my 2017 goals, then you will see some common ground here, you will also see some new emphasis on a familiar area along with some new areas getting the focused goal attention!
I’ve also considered which goals are public and which ones will remain private, so even though you see a list of goals here, I also have a number of other goals that (for now, at least) will remain private.
So, with that said, let’s get going…!
My Personal Goals for 2018
The list below isn’t written in any particular order.
|Fun & Travel||31 December 2018|
|You may remember from my 2016 blog Making Planning Fun, that we had challenged ourselves to fill a sealed jar with places (in the UK) we’d like to visit in 2017. Well, this turned out to be such a fun thing to do that we did it again during 2017 and opened it up on New Year’s Eve! From all the slips of paper in the jar, we’ve picked out the following trips for 2018 (and have started filling the jar again!).|
|Long Weekends/Overnight Trips – UK|
|The Lake District|
|York & Surrounding Area|
|Long Weekends – Mainland Europe|
|Norway (possibly cruise to the Fjords and/or see the Aurora)|
|Health and Fitness
||30 September 2018|
|To give the final push to the last half stone of weight I want to lose and then to maintain at around 9 1/2 (133lbs)||end-Feb 2018|
|To improve my fitness to be able to complete my Contribution challenge (below) with ease.||30 September 2018|
|Achieve Your Best Life|
|Increase # of blogs published to 6 per month on a regular basis||Reg & Ongoing|
|To set up a private Facebook Group for goal achievers!||mid-Feb 2018|
|To revamp the weekly subscriber email||end-Feb 2018|
|Complete overhaul of my website to include a new theme||30 June 2018|
|Create a Vision Board in support of my goals||31 January 2018|
|Attend (in person or virtually) at least 1 course or seminar in support of my goals||31 December 2018|
|Read a minimum of 18 books||31 December 2018|
|To participate in a fitness-related charity event||30 September 2018|
|To re-decorate and furnish two rooms at home||30 September 2018|
|To completely re-vamp my garden and make it a relaxing, usable space||30 June 2018|
|Family & Friends|
|To continue to log meet-ups and birthdays remembered (because I know I’ll slack on this if I don’t maintain focus!)||R & O|
I’m very happy with my new list and it will definitely keep me busy during 2018!
There comes a point in your life when you realize how quickly time goes by, and how quickly it has gone.
Whether I put my personal goals together or not, time will pass and life will happen. Without this kind of focus, the life that happens might not be what I want it to be (or even an approximation of it), but with focus, effort and application, I’m looking forward to lots more achievement, fun and enjoyment in 2018!
I’ll keep a running list of my progress updates here 🙂
January Progress Update
February Progress Update
March Progress Update
April Progress Update
May Progress Update
June Progress Update
July Progress Update
August Progress Update
September Progress Update
October Progress Update
November Progress Update
December Progress Update
So now it’s your turn. Have you identified your goals for 2018? Where do you want to go? What do you want to do? How much money do you want to earn? Will you be changing your job? The list of possibilities is endless, but simply because of this, it’s an extremely useful exercise to narrow down the choices and commit to the things that will make your year memorable for all the right reasons!