Should old goals be forgot?


The sun is setting on another year. 2012 has been a year of ups and downs for me. Mentally, physically, big picture, little picture, ups and downs. I suppose it is like that for most people.

On this New Year’s eve, I am reflecting on last years goals. How did I do? Did I hit my mark? Did I totally blow it? Were they out of reach from the start? Were they too minimal?

I said I would lose weight and I did. Did I lose as much as I had hoped? Of course not. I lost 13 pounds. I have much further to go with that.

I said I would walk and I did. Did I walk consistently? No, it depended on the day or the week or the month. But…when I did walk, I walked long and quickly and made it count for something with my Charity Miles app.

I said I would drink more water and I did. But once again, it depended on the the day or week or month. Sometimes, other things just tasted so much better.

I told myself I would exercise five days a week beyond the walking. After the first three months of the year, I failed miserably on this. I stopped going to classes and that was pretty much all she wrote on that. Craptastic failure!!

Are you seeing a pattern here? With most of my goals, I achieved a level of success, but could have done so much more. There were some circumstances this summer that were beyond my control, but that is no excuse for the other three seasons.

So, my question now is do I forget these goals for the new year of 2013? Do I pitch them out and forget about them? Wouldn’t that be the easy thing to do? Why dwell on my failures and remind myself of them on a daily basis? In with the old and out with the new. Isn’t that what new years are supposed to be about? Fresh starts and new chances?

The original question was “Should old goals be forgot?”. I think not. They should be remembered, revamped and rethought. I’m all about a fresh start. We deserve new chances. But, if you are going to set goals for yourself, shouldn’t you keep at it till you get them right? I think I am becoming a pro at “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again”.

I’ve begun the process of setting goals for 2013. I’ll be adding to the above list. I have a plan of action formulating in my head. Old goals and new goals, they go together. Just like peanut butter and jelly (or Bacardi and diet).

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