Setting up for a New Year

Yesterday was January 1st, which is the standard time to make yearly resolutions. Resolutions, that statistically, most people will not keep. I recently read this blog post by Adam Jeske. In his post he makes the case that no matter what your resolution for the new year is, you need to have a second resolution that will increase your success. That resolution is forgiveness. The ability to forgive yourself when you slip up on your first resolution. If you miss one day at the gym, forgive yourself and go the next day. He makes the case that people who keep their resolutions are people who are better at failing while still striving forward because they can forgive themselves.

I have to admit, I have never been a big fan of making resolutions, but I am beginning to get better at making yearly goals. This is largely due to the influence of my wife and her reading of Money Saving Mom's blog. Money Saving Mom has a great post on setting goals and evaluating them here.

So on January 1st, I sat down and wrote out six goals that I want to accomplish this year.

Goals:

1. Make a video twice a week for my YouTube channel (100ish videos in a year)
2. Write 300 words a day
3. Publish a book by January 2015
4. Complete an After Effects training course through Lynda.com
5. Go to at least 2 networking events 6. Obtain a second source of income

What are your goals for the New Year?