Gah! Here we go again… Another year goes by and we are making resolutions. But I HATE resolutions. Why do we only make them once a year, at the end of the year, just so we cannot follow through with them by the end of January? I refuse to make resolutions. A resolution to me means regret. Regret on the choices you have made this last year and you feel bad about them. SO WHAT you gained some weight this year! Your telling me you regret eating all that chocolate (for me it would be chips and beer!) so now you are not going to eat any at all and go to the gym every day? Who are you kidding?!
Now I’m not saying going to the gym everyday is bad or eating chocolate is bad. What I’m saying is that you should never regret eating that chocolate because it made you happy, just like chips and beer make me happy. We all should go to the gym a little bit more and we should all watch what we eat a little bit more. But HOW do we do that? What I find most challenging to people and myself is that we all make resolutions and then don’t stick with them. WHY? Because there was never any planning or goal setting.
So this brings me to what this whole post is about. Setting goals and making a plan! Now while I should really plan out my eating and gym situation first, the planning that is most important to me is my creative career. It’s what makes me get up in the morning and makes me excited. At the end of the day, whatever’s good for your soul…You should do that!
Social media plays a huge part in my creative outlet. Around this time last year, I finally crossed the 5K threshold of Instagram followers. This was a very exciting time for me because I worked so hard to get there with limited content. What made this so challenging for me was there was not any planning or goal setting involved. It was just “post something I thought was cool and hope for the best” type of mentality. There is a whole art to this social media thing. At the beginning of 2016 I decided to make a plan to double my followers to 10K by the end of year, and here I am at 20K followers at the beginning of 2017! How did I triple my following? Planning and goal setting!
Here are my goals for 2017:
My over all goal is to increase my following to 40K. This is a huge stretch for me but I know with content and persistence, I can get there. What are your 2017 goals? What planning have you put in place? I want to know! I am open to ideas and expanding my list. Remember, goals can change and planning can happen any time. It doesn’t have to always be on January 1st.