Friday, January 6, 2012

Twenty Twelve

If The Year I Got My Groove Back taught me anything, it most definitely taught me that while having a big goal is a good thing, it is by far better - and certainly more attainable - when that big goal is broken up into smaller bits and when the path for reaching that first small bit is outlined.

A couple years ago, I started identifying a single word or phrase - rather than resolutions - to live by for the year. (2010 was Serenity. 2011 was Live Passionately.) This word is meant to be a beacon for the year. To remind me of how I want to live my life. I like to put the word in various places so I'm always reminded of what I'm striving for.

For 2012, my word is Purpose.
Last month I made the decision for our bathroom tile rather quickly. With purpose, if you'd rather. And I liked it.

I want to continue that this year. There are a lot of things we want to accomplish. And rather than make a long list of everything that would only end up encouraging me to procrastinate, I'm going to break it up into bits by month. So they're easier to tackle. With purpose.

For January:
- Paint the trim and cabinets in the master bathroom.
- Finish a knitting project.
- Make a prime rib.

Do you make resolutions? What are yours?


NicoleRE said...

I vision board on New Year's Eve but I also want to try smaller, more focused monthly goals.
Goal #1 - make goals. :-)

Krista said...

I keep racking my brain for some kind of goal or phrase or word, but I'm kind of drawing a blank.

Honestly, my one "thing" I want to get accomplished this year was something I established several months ago to do. I want to rip up our deck and pool and turn the backyard into areas of vegetable garden and areas for J to run around in without danger of falling through some rotten wood or climbing stairs to the pool. Christmas gifts totally supported that effort, and all of our family has been recruited and scheduled to help, so I don't even see it as something that won't happen.

Purpose is a good goal. Just do it, right. ;)