Saturday, January 1, 2011

Auld Lang Syne and making goals

I've always liked the song Auld Lang Syne. It came from a Scottish poem and we sing it in honor of these new year. It translates to "old long ago" and I love thinking about it as remembering good days from the past and new beginnings for the future in letting bygones be bygones.
I also love making goals. The new year is a great time to write down some things you want to accomplish this following year. When making goals I recommend an important consept that I learned in my leadership classes. When making goals I learned to put a number with it. So instead of writing "going to the gym" you would put a value to it and say "go to the gym twice a week". You could do other values like a certain grade point you're trying to achieve, how many hours you need to put into something a week, amount of money you want to save each month, specific ways in which to serve others, etc.
Do you see how your goals can change by having this number value? Making goals with a numeric value can make your goal be measurable and over time you can see how you are doing.

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