New Years Resolutions – Did You Make One?
A New Year. 2014
My wife and I sit down, sometimes for hours, on New Years Eve and write down our goals. We do this separately. We each write down our personal goals for the New Year and goals that each of us would like to accomplish as a married couple.
Then before midnight we share and read each others goals. This opens up the communication line to discuss each goal to see how we can help each other achieve each goal. Then we decide on the partner goals as to which one is the most important and how to succeed and reaching that goal.
Sometimes one of us has a goal that the other had no idea was even a thought or a want. So this exercise wakes up the “I better listen more” alarm and makes you realize paying attention to each other is critically important.
One of our main “couple” goals is where we want to vacation at. We work hard to save enough money throughout the year to take what we call a major vacation. Last summer was our biggest (and I think one of the best) vacation ever. We drove on mostly all two lane roads or highways across the USA visiting the west coast, the Rockies, and many state parks.
We love to explore the unique places that are not on a major highway. When you travel through the countryside or drive into the small towns and villages at a slower pace, you get to see and experience so much more.
All in all, we traveled 7515 miles. Along the way we sourced items for my antique booth back home. We had to be choosy so I didn’t fill the “Dodge Caravan Lodge” up to quickly and have to lug all that stuff around the whole trip. We had our van “customized” with a platform installed in the back so we could store our gear in plastic totes underneath it. We had a memory foam mattress on top so Kash the Dog, Shelly and I could sleep every few nights in a campground.
OK, back to New Years goals! I get to thinking about that vacation, and off subject I go.
Our goal sessions really seem to work for us. We find out what is important to each other and think of ways to make it happen. Because if you don’t know, many times it just passes you by and never happens. We have come a long way from where we started out. We attribute what we call success to our New Years Eve goal setting.
Of course, there is always the lose weight, get healthy, get organized, have more focus, learn to play guitar, and do more fun stuff together goals that are present every year, but that is good.
Never ever, ever, ever give up!
Have a safe and Healthy New Year! Succeed in your goals. Be fearless!
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