The Early Bird Gets the Worm! What Dec 31, 2015 looks like...

Last Update: December 28, 2014

Ahead of the Game

It's only December 28th, so I'm sure most of you haven't thought about blogging about your New Year's resolutions yet, but I'm excited about mine and thought I'd share them with you.

Initially, I wasn't planning to post them, because while I believe in the power of accountability, there's also something to be said for success in goals that have not been shared. Research studies have shown that people who have had huge goals and did not share them with others ultimately achieved them, whereas those who did, did not live up to their dreams. (I guess we don't really know how many people didn't share their goals and also didn't achieve them, right? ;)

However, being the community that this is, I feel that WA is not only the right place to only share my goals but a place where I know that the community believes I can reach them!

I've really been focusing on coming up with a game plan for the upcoming year and since I have it written out, there's no reason to wait for January 1st.

By Year, Month, Week and Day

I think this is the first time that I've really worked my goals into an actionable plan. I have my year-end goals and have split those up into monthly goals, weekly actions and daily tasks.

My month is outlined and as each month comes I will prepare a weekly chart and each week, a daily to-do list.

And I'm SO excited about it!

The Day is December 31st, 2015

Jump ahead 12 months and some odd days and the day is December 31st, 2015. The following is my list of accomplishments that, with G-d's help, I plan to achieve by then.

  • Speak Russian fluently (conversation)
  • Play ukulele like an advanced beginner
  • Complete a Bachelor's degree
  • Apply for a Master's degree program
  • Obtain scholarship/grants to fund Master's program
  • Study 3 books of sacred Jewish writings with a friend
  • Earn $100,000 ($20,000 artwork; $20,000 online; $60,0000 sales)
  • Read 20 new books and write mini book reports/summaries
  • Weigh 135-140 lbs with 18-20% body fat
  • Visit 2 new countries
  • Create Project SWAG awareness and have program incorporated into NCSY and Aish
  • Build OK/Good credit
  • Start investing

Yup, it's a long list and I'm sure that some of you will feel inclined to suggest that I choose 2 or 3 from the list to really focus on, but I'm going to ignore that advice ;)

With my newfound sense of purpose, direction and focus, I know that I have what it takes to achieve these goals and G-d willing, come December 31st, 2015, I plan to write a post proving my point!

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SowAndReap Premium
To a prosperous 2015 :) you got this!
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TravelHacker Premium
Amen! Thank you :)
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ar20746 Premium
I feel the winds of optimism into this objectives. :)
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TravelHacker Premium
:) Oh, yeah!
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KierraW Premium
I'm living vicariously through you. I want to earn $100,00 next year, but I'm terrified to put it in writing. But since you have then I will too. What do you say we meet here December 31, 2015 and talk about what we did with our $150,000? (See what I did there lol)
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TravelHacker Premium
Don't live vicariously through me - do it yourself ;)
Put it in writing!! It's SO important. And one of the most amazing things I learned is that there's no such thing as an unrealistic goal, only an unrealistic deadline. So, make your goal of $150,000 for next year and in 6 months time, reassess. If you've been doing what you're supposed to and still not seeing the progress you would like, that's okay; just readjust your deadline - but don't give it up!
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glycogen Premium
I look forward to your success post next year! If you achieve half of what's on your list I would say SUCESS! Happy New Year. Glyn
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TravelHacker Premium
Thank you, Glyn!
Then I guess I'll blow your socks off when I achieve the entire list ;)
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RebeccaAnne Premium
Wow that is impressive. I have to admit that I do have and am already working on some goals for 2015 but I've decided to stick to a month at a time. I haven't written them down yet - I need to do that.
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TravelHacker Premium
:-)
That's awesome! One month at a time works too!
I highly recommend not just writing them down, but putting them up somewhere prominent. In fact, when I have major goals to work on, I read them - out loud - right when I wake up in the morning and before I go to sleep at night. It may sound a bit extreme, but it really helps me keep focus and then when I'm debating doing something that I really shouldn't be doing, it's much easier to pull up my goals in my mind and refocus.
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RebeccaAnne Premium
Great idea :) here's to an amazing 2015 for all of us.
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