**Disclaimer** This post is late… 4 months late to be exact. It is never to late to start doing something to make a positive impact in your life. That is why I am posting it now and I do not like to leave things unfinished.
This is not a post about New Year’s resolutions. In fact, I do not believe in them. Here is why, only 8% of people who make New Year’s resolutions stick to them. If they do stick to them it will last only a week and I would bet most people are out of the game by the end of January. However, I do like setting goals and January is an ideal time to reevaluate your life goals.
I set goals for myself that are realistic and unrealistic. I am not setting myself up to fail but setting an unrealistic goal helps me strive for something better. In that scenario, it is about the journey of getting to that point. I may never achieve that goal but I will learn something about myself in the process. With that said, use your own judgement when setting unrealistic goals. For example, I cannot lost 50 pounds in one week. That would be unrealistic and I would be setting myself up to fail.
I have broken down my goals into different categories to help with organization. Without further ado, here is my list.
- I will lose 50 pounds this year
- Get in better shape
- Eat better and cut out processed foods as much as possible
- Learn about permaculture and organic gardening
- Learn the ins and outs of starting a business
- Read more books
- Climb some rocks
- Ride my bike
- Go on a backpacking trip
- Debt free minus the house
- Build stuff with wood
- Read the Bible everyday on my own and with the family
- Talk to God more