Before the year comes to an end, I wanted to take a minute to look back on my goals for 2015 and see how I did…I should admit what is really happening, is me recognizing that it’s okay when things don’t always go as planned or as we hope. It’s an important exercise for life.
What were my goals?
-Start RX’ing WODs
-Run 4 races
-Personal blog and 50 States blog/project growth
-More/consistent freelance writing/social media management opportunities
-Renew my NASM CPT
-Tell more people about Advocare!
-Write a book
-Read 6 books
-Make a consistent yoga & meditation practice
-Be ME with no question!
What actually happened?
The only goal I can confidently say I did accomplished was being ME. I took some hits and struggled through a few things but ultimately, regardless of how some made me feel about myself, I stayed true to who I am, what I believe and handled things with the most grace I think I possibly could. I’m proud of myself for that.
I got close with a few other goals: I read 5 books (yes, I know this sounds like nothing), I’m working towards renewing my NASM CPT, I’m working on my first e-book (slowly but surely), and while the numbers aren’t growing significantly, I am seeing more engagement on TLSM and that is a win in my book!
I’m finding my groove again towards the end of 2015 and I’m excited by what the future holds. 2016 goals will be coming soon! 🙂
What were some of your goals for 2015? Did you achieve them?
At the end of the day I’ve learned what’s most important are the big goals, even if you didn’t get all of the goals down, I think you still did a good job at trying. Life happens for everyone. I’m excited for you for 2016.
liz @ sundays with sophie
Life just happens sometimes!
I am sure you’ll get back on track come the new year.
Sometimes you need a year just for life to happen – my 2015 was like that as well. Best of luck to you in 2016!
Good luck with your goals in 2016! You can do it!!
Life is always throwing curveballs! I think its awesome to set goals but even better when you can be okay when things go in another direction! Thanks for sharing!
Curveballs is definitely a good way to put it! 😉
I think the point is that you worked towards your goals, so give your self an A. It’s hard to achieve all of the goals you set out for yourself. I am impressed with writing a book that takes a lot of work. What ever happened with your fitness goals? Did you run 4 races?
My goals this year will be to grow my blog too and pay it forward in some ways.
Thanks for the support, Nicole!
Life got in the way of my goals as well. But honestly surviving life is a goal all in itself! Also, goals majorly change over time. I like to reassess my goals every few months to make sure they are still what I want and what is most important to me. Life can change drastically, quickly!
“Surviving life is a goal all in itself” <- Preach, sister! 😉
Life can totally mess up your plans – I absolutely understand! But, you know what, what the hell, 2016 is a new chance for us to achieve what we desire to! I am sure it will be a wonderful year – can’t wait to see what it holds in store for you! And, btw, being YOU is the most important goal and you truly achieved that! Hugs, friend xxx
I can totally understand about life happening and not being able to reach all your goals. The same thing happened to me but now we just look forward to 2016. I commend you for putting it out there. You will do great in the new year!
Thanks Christine! You will do great as well. Cheers to ALL of the great that 2016 holds!
These are great goals and im glad you didn’t stop being who you are! That is so important in any journey you decide to take. Good Luck with your NASM! I am currently preparing for my exam and take it on the 9th of Jan. I can’t wait!
Thanks! I took my NASM 3 years ago but I didn’t do anything with it and let it expire on me… :-/