On Setting Goals and Welcoming the 4th Quarter of 2018
Hello October! Just like that we are entered the 4th and final quarter of 2018. Time sure flies and with it fly the attempts at reaching goals and checking off to-do lists. As the end of the year approaches it will become easier to discard the remnants of the to-do lists created for the year in January. We will tell ourselves that we can try again next year and that we did the best we could? But did we? I mean sure...we got some stuff done the first half of the year and as the end of the year crept closer we began to make excuses. The year is over, I'm overwhelmed, what's the point...etc. But instead of making all these excuses why don't we look at what's left in our to-do list and work double time to try and tackle it in the last quarter of the year?
I have done so much this year, despite how often I tell myself I feel like a failure (I am still working on radical compassion so bear with me while I tell you how great you did and beat myself up lol). But as I see the year come to a close I know there are some things I can still accomplish before saying goodbye to what has been a very amazing and successful year.
1. Financial fitness. Now I know this goal isn't going to be reached over night, but there are definitely some sub-goals here that I can accomplish between now and December. The older I get the more I realize how much time I have lost in terms of getting my finances together. I have also learned that it is never too late. At 31, I now truly understand the importance of being financially fit, having multiple streams of income and SAVING. So my goal for the next three months is to get my finances in order. I am going to diversify my income and create passive streams of income.
2. Learning to drive. Y'all....please don't laugh. You know I'm from NYC and we just simply don't have the urgency to learn to drive unless your life really calls for it. But we are not in NYC anymore and so by December 31st I MUST (actually WILL) have my driver's license. (I am humbly accepting free lessons if you so desire to offer).
3. Post more consistently. I know I say this to myself all the time. I have also said it to some of you. I have to be honest, I just get really put off by the overly saturated blogging world. I am consistently comparing myself and telling myself what is the point if everyone else is already doing it. But what I am learning to accept is that while there may be 100,000 lifestyle bloggers...there is only one Em. My voice is mine and nobody can replicate that. So I am pushing myself to create a consistent schedule and give you (those who have asked) more of my voice to enjoy. That being said....tell me what you want to hear (read)?
4. Physical fitness. I have been trying so hard to be consistent about the gym and for the sake of transparency...I have not done so well. But I am determined to keep pushing myself. By the end of the year the gym will be more than just a habit, it will be such an important part of my routine I won't even have to keep track. Question is how can I get there? If y'all have any pointers please share because as much as I want to be fit it is still a hassle to get to the gym. (At least I eat healthy....)
All in all...my biggest goal for the remainder of 2018 is to PUSH MYSELF. I think that is the one thing I have been pretty consistent with as of late and I will continue to make this my top goal...not just this year but every year.
I'm just saying....don't discard your to-do list right before you get to the finish line. Get it together people! What are some of your goals for the rest of the year?