My Secret Ingredient For Great Goal Setting

Posted: 9th January 2017

My Secret Ingredient For Great Goal Setting

It’s my job.  I work with goals.  Goals for individuals, goals for teams, goals to lose weight, goals to start and grow businesses.  My moto ” A goal is for ever not just for new year”   despite this I do always dutifully sit down over the Christmas break to consider what I’ve achieved during the previous year.  It’s logical to do so – I have headspace for one thing and a bit of spare time for me.  Its a time to review what the previous year meant for me, memories, achievements, stuff still to do….

No matter how bad a year I celebrate my successes and plan for a great next 12 months.  So many people have commented on what a bad year 2016 was.  The loss of David Bowie early on was followed by a number of seemingly early deaths finishing with George Michael another icon for me.  But are celebrity deaths a good measure of the success of a year?

My 2016 was not outstanding. Yes my greatest achievement for some time was publishing my book – Don’t Just dream It – Achieve It! but it didn’t take all year.  I’ve also taken on an art degree course.  But the rest of the year has been fairly flat.  That doesn’t denote a bad year either.

2016 has been a busy year – and what it lacked was time for me, the making of memories.  Book and degree course aside I achieved nothing new.  Doing something new is what creates memories.  2016 just got so busy I forgot to make time for it.  Becoming self employed 6 years ago was all about the freedom it would create in my life and I allowed business to take over in 2016. So 2017 has to be about regaining that control – a year of making memories.

Hubby and I have agreed that we’re going to have 12 mini adventures.  One a month no matter how small but a time for making memories.

So what’s your secret ingredient?  What will make your 2017 extra special?

words copyright Reflections Coaching (2017)


Carolyn Trafford is a Staffordshire based personal development coach supporting others in reaching their true potential.  If you need help with the secret ingredient in your life then please call Carolyn on 07714 216388 NOW.