Gary Bacon

New Years Resolutions

Really, the goals we set for New Years shouldn’t be something new altogether. They should be an incremental progression of existing goals.

I categorize my goals: career, financial, and health. This year, I’m adding a new category: relationships. Each of these categories, by nature, overlap with each other. By creating the “buckets” to hold our goals it spawns new goal ideas that we may have not thought of before.

Once measurable goals are set then we can continue to refine them through the year; not just at the first of January. Setting regular personal check-ins on the calendar is a great way to keep the ball rolling. Personally, I do this at the start of every month. In my bedroom, I have a whiteboard set up with each category as a daily reminder. Each corner of the board has a bulleted list of goals and any related metric beside it.

Dream big. Quantify. Maintain. Repeat. Day after day, week after week, month after month, it all adds up.