What Now?

The calendar has turned again to another year.  For many years people have used the turning of the calendar as a fresh start.  Resolutions, dreams, goals, whatever you want to call them, set to make a difference in your life. 

I’ve set them before and failed, and I’ve set them and succeeded too.  What’s the difference?  What helps you succeed and reach the goals you set for 2023? 

Here are a few ideas:

1.  Make your goals measurable.  Within each goal should be attainable steps toward the main goal.  Document your progress.
2.  Make your goals attainable and realistic.  Yes, you want to dream big, but you also want to have a dream that will take some work, but also be worth it.
3.  Focus on one day at a time.  Don’t miss.  Don’t think about January 1, 2024, next month, or even next week.  Commit to daily work and pile that work, those days, on top of each other.

Here are just a couple more thoughts. 

1.  How many?  Whatever you feel comfortable with, but the quantity of your goals should not outweigh the quality of your goals.
— I have six goals for 2023.  I call it five plus one.
2.  I read this quote from John Maxwell the other night and it makes a lot of sense.  “Most people simply accept their lives – they don’t lead them.”

Take charge of your 2023.  Lead yourself through it. 

Let me know if I can do anything to help you set or strategize your dreams and goals. 

I’m cheering for you.

#leadership #motivation #coaching
#bebetter #beblessed


Published by toddagordon

Currently in his 37th year in the education field. Currently the District Activities Director at Greene County Community Schools in Jefferson, Iowa. Celebrating 37 years of marriage with Deb. Deb works remotely as the Assistant Controller for Treynor (IA) State Bank. We have 3 kids, two son in laws, a daughter in law, two wonderful grandsons, Jonathan and Parker, and three lovely granddaughters, Mia, Madison and Faye. Nicole and Brett are parents to Jonathan and Madison, and are working in ministry in Urbandale, IA. AJ and Regan live in Waukee, IA. A.J. currently works for Thrivent after a few years coaching college basketball including winning a National Championship as an Assistant Men's Basketball Coach at Graceland University. Regan is a Kindergarten teacher with the Des Moines Public Schools at Hubbell Elementary School. Abby and Anthony are parents to Parker and Mia and they outside of Ogden, IA. Abby works as a Physical Therapy Assistant and Anthony works for a landscaping company.

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