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Funny thing about goalsI decided at the beginning of the year that instead of resolutions I would set goals.  I was never very good at keeping resolutions so goal-setting seemed like a smarter idea.

And it was.  Even though I didn’t accomplish all the goals I established, working toward them still feels like an accomplishment.  Taking a look at the goals I set back in January, here’s how I fared.

  • Walk 520 miles by Dec. 31, 2014. I DID IT!!  This is the one I’m most proud of.  Not only did I walk the 520 miles, I accomplished it ahead of schedule.
  • Pick up the phone!  Connect with five people per month – an actual conversation, not email, not text but a real phone conversation.  This one still needs some work.  I think I’ll keep this one on the plan for 2015.
  • Read 2 business-related books per quarter.  I read 7 business-related books this year so am one shy of my goal.  But since it is only Dec. 18, I still might make it.
  • Read 4-6 non-business books per quarter. Only 11 non-business books. 
  • Take a cooking class by June 30, 2014. Invite book club ladies to try what I learn. Yes, I did this one with my mom and yes, the book club ladies had a chance to try one of the recipes.
  • Learn sign language by my birthday (October 13). Have a conversation with my friend Sherri using only ASL. Going to keep this one on the list, too. I keep looking for a class that fits my schedule.

The biggest takeaway for me of this whole thing is that setting achievable goals is always a good thing.  Doesn’t necessarily mean you are going to complete each goal, but the journey may be more important than the destination.

Abbie S. Fink
Abbie S. Fink
Vice President/General Manager Abbie has been doing public relations her whole life…from organizing a picket line in 6th grade to organizing client communications today. She’s passionate about a lot of things, you’ll see. Check out Abbie's full bio

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