Goals Rather Than Resolutions

I wrote a “Resolutions” post last year. I read it this morning and started laughing.  I pretty much have not followed through with any of the things I wrote about. I have become more organized at work, and I’ve bought Angry Kid less clothing. That’s following through, with something, right?

Because of this, I’ve decided to write down “Goals” more than resolutions this year. I think the goals are easier to achieve and check off on my master to-do list.  Plus, having an entire year gives me a good time frame to achieve those goals.

So here it goes, my FIVE MAIN GOALS for 2010! (I’m starting with five for now)

1. Learn to edit videos. I received a Flip video camera for Christmas last year, as in 2008. I can upload videos to various sites. But, I want to be able to edit them, add text, and be a bit more creative.

2. Ten races in 2010. I would like to participate and run ten races this year.  I’ve been quite busy and the last race that I ran was on the 4th of July in Huntington Beach.

3. Be more organized. Yes, I say this every year.  I started the year off by going through all my junk and work.  Angry Husband is also in the process of organizing the garage right now too. We have the supplies to be organized, we just don’t always follow through.

4. Focus on photography. I want to take some type of class to learn more about my camera.  I use a camera 40+ hours a week at work, but I shoot mostly on auto.  I want to be able to do more with my camera and photos.

5. SAY NO! I say yes to everything. Then I completely regret it and complain to everyone around me.  I can’t do everything. I don’t have the time.

I have more things that I want to achieve this year. But really, I’m going to start small and start with five.  I could do ten things for 2010, but that would be a bit much for me right now.  I’ll let y’all know when I achieve some of these goals, okay!

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18 comments
Kasandria
Kasandria

I love your idea about goals vs. resolutions! I need to do that and 10 races? WOW I would be lucky to walk 1. Kas

This Mama Works It!
This Mama Works It!

yes goals are soooo much better. I have some goals but I have a lot more in my head I want to get written down.

Lee-Ann
Lee-Ann

Great goals! I need to blog about mine but if find the minute I do I ditch them, lol.

Salt
Salt

I'm with you, lady. I never follow through with my resolutions either so this year I made a list of very attainable goals. :) I think yours sound great! One of mine is to step it up with my photography too. Good luck!

Bella Lucia Photography
Bella Lucia Photography

Great Goals! I am all about the goals, as apposed to resolutions since most of us fail at our resolutions left and right. Keep up the great work! PS I love your blog design! Visiting from SITS

LiAnn - Sparklecrack Central
LiAnn - Sparklecrack Central

Good goals!! I think goals are perfectly fine for use as "resolutions"...but so many folks have used resolutions as "this is how I will totally transform my life for ever", and of course, they can't meet them all. Before I learn to edit videos, I've got to learn to make them...which involves getting a camera that films them. So that may not be happening until next year for me :D Good luck with your races!!

court
court

A race a month and a half are on the top of my list. I am cleaning my closet right now. 5 bags of clothes. You can do it!!!!

jenn
jenn

Good Luck =) I like goals better too, plus with a "goal" I feel more motivated later in the year if I realize I've missed it...whereas resolutions feel so tied to the first quarter of the year! I'm with you on organization. Thats our families main goal this year =) Just wanted to chime in on video editing... I used to be a trainer for Apple, and now I own my own production company. I'm not sure what you are using for videos (if anything) but I'd highly recommend apples iMovie. For home video type stuff, you can really give your stuff polish without having to learn too many ends and outs that many upper end programs have =)

Mikalisa
Mikalisa

I hear ya'! Cheers to 2010 and ure goals!

Headless Mom
Headless Mom

I totally want to join you in the camera thing. I heart my Canon but know almost nothing about using it.

Didi
Didi

Thank you for commenting on my blog! Yours is FANTASTIC!! Those are good goals you have! xoxo

Ali @PickleSugarPlum
Ali @PickleSugarPlum

I am with you on setting goals, rather than making resolutions. I have never really been one to make resolutions, instead, I have done what you are doing THIS year! I set a series of smaller goals that lead up to a bigger goal, and check them off as I go. There can be more than one series of goals...they can be set by category. I have not yet written my goals out for this year, but plan to do so soon, so that I can see them every day, and be reminded to focus when I get distracted (which is all the time). www.therehanfamily.com

the BLAH BLAH BLAHger
the BLAH BLAH BLAHger

Saying NO is a great goal!!! It's huge and much more difficult than most people think. I'm proud of you!!! And anytime you want to sit down and go through camera stuff, I'd be happy to help!