As 2016 draws to a close, it is most definitely time to ramp up thinking about what we want to achieve in 2017.
And for me, that means the chance to define what I want to achieve in the coming year by setting a word for the year to guide me.
I do want 2017 to be an awesome year in which I achieve lots, but awesome just isn’t very measurable so it needs to be something else.
So what to set for this coming year…
Let me start by asking you a question.
Are you a resolutions person or a goals person?
If you are not quite sure which one applies to you, here are some examples to help you decide
I am going to blog consistently this year
I am going to publish 1 blog post every week this year.
Myself, I think resolutions are a bit woolly in definition. What exactly does “consistently” mean? How I am going to know if I have achieved it?
It will therefore not surprise you to know that I prefer goals. They are measurable. I can see very easily whether I am achieving them or not.
One of my goals for the year is indeed to publish 1 post every week on this very blog. This post is the 1st of 52 that I will write and publish this year.
The fact that you are reading this means I can put a small tick against my goal progress. Being able to track the goal is important to me and I know it will spur me on to continue throughout the year.
What do you think? Is it resolutions or goals for you? Or would you completely disagree with my thinking?