one step forward.

by @according2kelly on January 3, 2008

goal, [gohl], noun
1. the result or achievement toward which effort is directed; aim; end.
2.the terminal point in a race.
3. a pole, line, or other marker by which such a point is indicated.
4. an area, basket, cage, or other object or structure toward or into which players of various games attempt to throw, carry, kick, hit, or drive a ball, puck, etc., to score a point or points.
5. the act of throwing, carrying, kicking, driving, etc., a ball or puck into such an area or object.
6. the score made by this act.

it’s easy to make a resolution, to say “in 2008 i will…” it’s even easier to let those same resolutions slide. personally, i need to do more than just make a list. i’ve found that i accomplish more when i plan out the baby steps. afterall…

a goal without a plan is just a wish. (larry elder)
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you are never too old to set another goal or dream a new dream. (c.s. lewis)

13 comments
Ben, Sarah & Eli
Ben, Sarah & Eli

Hi, I was a lurker but liked your list so much that I had to comment! Your list was terrific. I've been feeling very lethargic the last few days and needed something to get me going again. Now I've made my own goals for the year and am re-energized. Thanks so much! I really love your blog. Sarahseverson.blogspot.com

Lacie
Lacie

Ok- I see eye to eye with you on many of your goals!!I guess I need to just sit down and write mine out too. However,I am just such a perfectionist that I am worried It would drive me crazy if I started really slipping off. Maybe I just need to give my self a breaK! Hmmm. Sounds like I good first goal!

love.boxes
love.boxes

I agree. Baby steps. +plus a mantra lik, "I love myself enough to..."

crystal
crystal

Reading your list just gave me instant diarrhea. Seriously. Well, not really. But I do have a serious cramp. That is SOME list!

i'm kelly
i'm kelly

thanks for all the feedback. i find it helpful to put my goals out there. now everyone knows, & i feel more accountable. although, i can already tell i missed a few... such as publishing my book. i may have to revise in a couple of weeks.

Mique
Mique

Love, love, love your list. They all seem attainable. That's important for me- setting attainable goals. You are always so full of good ideas. I'm excited to see them all unfold! Go get 'em!

Bridget
Bridget

Oh, never mind. You're in CA not Utah. There are a ton in the Portland area where I live. Hopefully you have several to choose from too.

Bridget
Bridget

I love your list! I knew someone who did weekly notes to different people - either complimenting them on an admirable quality they had or a more simple thank you note. I would love to do that. I think I'll add that to my list.And I am so happy to read you are doing a triathlon! I did my first one in 2006. I am like you and had loved running and biking but the swimming I had to learn. It is so do-able. Are you doing one in SLC area? Let me know if you have any questions. Not that I'm a total expert but I've done two and plan on my third this May.

Holly
Holly

I've so enjoyed your recent posts with quotes and thoughts for the new year.Happy New Year to you!!

gab
gab

Happy New Year! Great goals...

kathryn
kathryn

awesome goals! we have several that run in the same vein... so here's to actually doing them! good thing is, most of them are FUN goals! love those kind.

Jessica
Jessica

Those are some really great goals Kelly! Good luck in checking them all off your list.

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