Yes, it is THAT time of year. I have done new year’s resolutions from time to time with little to no success. A little over a year ago, via my new business, I have been exposed to more goal oriented people and I have to say, I LOVE IT!

Have I accomplished all my goals? NO WAY! But that is not is real life, is it? Life is striving, stretching, learning, growing, failing, trying, succeeding, re-focusing, and a whole lot more. 

Over the next few days, I will be writing a series of posts about my Goal Setting process. I did not come up with the process, I have learned from others much wiser than me. I will also share some of myself with you through my working through this process. I would love to hear back from you and get to know you better as you go through this process with me. (even if you find this post years down the road!)

Step 1 – List your past accomplishments (at least 10)

It is very important for you to take a moment to look back at the good points along your journey. Stand tall, puff out your chest, smile grandly. It is ok to be proud of yourself. It will help you to know you can go forward. Even looking at my kid’s short life, they have accomplishments. They all walk and talk, feed themselves, dress themselves (well mostly). Those are accomplishments. They could not do them when they were born. And they did not wake up one morning in a magic cloud able to do all those, perfectly. They tried, failed, practiced, failed, tried again. That is how we have to look at our goals, just like a kid learning to walk.

5 of my past accomplishments:
1. Exempted Kindergarten (yes, I took a test and knew enough to exempt kindergarten – ‘back in the day’ it was not mandatory)
2. Graduated 10th in my High School Class.
3. Graduated from Georgia Institute of Technology.
4. Paid for college, on my own.
5. Top 15 or better in sales for my baby shoe bronzing company, two years running.

So, what are some of your past accomplishments? Yes, it is ok to brag a little here.