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The goal-setting bug is striking me early

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Maybe it's because my birthday is coming up. I am fast approaching my 50th year of life!

Maybe it's fall, and when the kids head back to school that seems like a natural time to set goals. I'm not sure.

But the goal-setting bug is biting me. I feel the need to set down in writing the things I want to accomplish in the next year. There will be sub-goals along the way, but for now, these are my major goals for the next year, the things I want to accomplish before my 50th birthday:

1) I will pay off my debt. (The sub-text to that is that I am looking for a second job, maybe a holiday job, possibly an extra roommate and there's belt-tightening ahead. But it can be done.)

2) I will complete my first triathlon.

3) I will complete my first half-marathon. (Gasp--I put this one in writing. That makes it real.)

4) I will organize/get rid of/simplify my stuff. Who needs that much stuff? Time to pare down.

5) I will maintain the weight loss that I've worked so hard to achieve.

Is that enough goals? These are big goals, but I believe they are all reachable. I started to phrase them as "I'd like to" and then realized that they need to be positive statements. I WILL accomplish these things. I WILL!
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  • CODEMAULER
    This is a great list of goals; definitely attainable and measurable in min-goals.

    It sounds like 50 will be a fantastic year for you!

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    3435 days ago
  • KKINNEA
    Plenty of goals - you'll get them done!
    3435 days ago
  • SHARONSPARKLE
    Putting them down on paper is the first big step. Sharing your goals with your Spark Friends is even better. Now you are accountable to people. They are good positive goals and I know you are one determined lady so my bet is on you!
    3436 days ago
  • no profile photo CD1035627
    WOW! Awesome job! I love big goals - and I'm excited to hear about your Tri/Half! Woo hoo!
    3436 days ago
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