2013 Goals

We had the most wonderful holiday season at the Walker home! You can't beat quality time spent with friends and family, good food, and lots of relaxation.

We spent Christmas with my husband's family this year and one of their traditions is to do a money grab. It starts off in the new year with setting goals. Then, after keeping track of them all year long we compile a percentage at the end of the year. Mine this year was 65%. That may sound awful to some of you but I am pretty proud of keeping the majority of my new year's resolutions!

Anyways, I digress. Back to the money grab. After we figure out our percentage, we get to keep that percentage of the money we grab- which is a big bowl full of coins. The coins all represent different amounts of money- there's even one coin that represents $300! I might embarrass my mother-in-law by sharing how much I grabbed, but let's just say I am very motivated to get 100% on my goals this year!

I am feeling so motivated by my new year's resolutions that I made a sheet to keep by the side of my bed where I can track my progress. I thought I would share for any of you who haven't had a chance to set goals, or just want a place to keep track of them.

To download: enlarge the photo, right click and "save as"

I love having the categories listed out in this way because it helps me think of goals in areas I would have overlooked. 

Here are some tips to setting goals:

This is one of my all-time favorite quotes by George Eliot. Sometimes we are hard on ourselves for the things we never do. It's all too easy to kick yourself for never becoming a dancer, or choosing not to finish school, or for not losing those 10 pounds. But we need to remember that it's never too late! Set small, attainable goals and slowly, slowly work towards becoming the person you wish you were!

How do you set and work towards goals?

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