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.
- Paint the trim and cabinets in the master bathroom.
- Finish a knitting project.
- Make a prime rib.
Do you make resolutions? What are yours?