I can’t believe tomorrow is September first!! (insert hurt face emoji) Even though summer is practically over (boo), I can honestly say that I’ve done so much in a short span of time (yayy). I set goals for myself and happy to see that I followed through and crushed them!
I started the summer optimistic that I’d meet my goals. I’m a believer that setting small goals for yourself is necessary in getting the most out of your life.Every little achievable goal I set for myself, drives me to want to do better FOR myself. Case in point, here are a few I managed to check off this summer…
- Travel to a new city in Mexico (done) I visited Mexico City in July!
- Try out new food delicacies (done) While in Mexico, I tried grasshoppers and ants!
- Work on a new blog site (done) I’m sure you noticed, but the site got a MAJOR facelift, you like?
- Try a new hair style (done) I went with a short bob last month and I love it!
- Officially learn how to ride a bicycle It’s a work in progress
There are some goals I haven’t met, but I rather focus on fulfilled ones. As human beings, it’s better to pat ourselves on the back on accomplishments more so than beating ourselves up about failures. Some goals take longer to achieve than others..ie. riding a bike. While that is one small goal among many that I have for myself, in general, I try not to be discouraged and take baby steps towards meeting them. Not only is it encouraging, but the sense of fulfillment is infectious and oh so good!
Below I’m sharing some of my short term goals I hope to accomplish from now into 2019
- Vacation in the Greek isles
- Explore all 5 Hawaiian islands (I’ve done 2)
- Visit Paris, Nice and the French Riviera
- Explore Rome and the ruins
- Learn how to fish
- Lose 20 pounds
- Finish my thesis (Jesus take the wheel)
As you can see, most of my goals are to explore more of the world. I have goals under different categories: travel, career, lifestyle, etc. You don’t have to wait for the new year to create a vision of things you want to accomplish or place you’d like to visit. Start small with more attainable goals (achievable within 1-3 years) than go from there. The brain is set up to meet expectations! Once you’re there, celebrate what you’ve managed to accomplish in your life!
What are some of your own goals you’ve mapped up for yourself?