If you’re just joining us, be sure to start at the beginning of the 31 Days to Your Goal series!
We’re done! Today is the last day of the month — and this series — and we’ve covered a ton of information about goal-setting, from setting realistic goals and staying motivated to knowing when to give up. Hopefully you set and made some real progress toward one of your goals for 2013.
Cliche as it is, today is the first day of the rest of your life.
Don’t wait for January 1, 2014 to set new goals. Do it today! If you didn’t hit your goal this month, step back, reevaluate and try again. If you did, use that momentum to start on your next goal. Fun goals, necessary goals, business goals…it doesn’t matter what type of goal you set; the point is to keep trying, to keep shooting for the stars rather than becoming complacent about where you are.
I hated The Maze Runner by James Dashner because it was dark and depressing, but I loved this quote, which has stuck with me even though I’m trying to forget the rest of it: “You get lazy, you get sad. Start givin’ up. Plain and simple.”
I want to be a person who is always reevaluating, setting goals and striving to do better — through meaningful goals like regular Bible study and silly goals like reading 100 books this year. How about you?
For further goal setting inspiration, be sure to check out these books:
- Better Than Good: Creating a Life You Can’t Wait to Live by Zig Ziglar
- The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey
- Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time by Brian Tracy
- Organized Simplicity: The Clutter-Free Approach to Intentional Living by Tsh Oxenreider
- The Happiness Project: Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun by Gretchen Rubin
What has been your biggest takeaway from this series? Did you meet your goal for the month?