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Yearly Goals

Every year for the past five years, I’ve written down a list of goals I want to achieve by the end of the year. 

I use the previous year’s goals as a guide to help me decide what it is I want to work harder or less on. 

Upon completing the list, I print it and keep copies in my agenda (YES, I still carry an actual yearly calendar), in my room by the bed, and a digital copy on my phone as the home screen. It helps me stay focused on my tasks and gives me mental reminders of what I need to complete.

Typically, in the past, I have completed roughly 90% of my list, but I always seem to feel like something is lacking. Even though I accomplished the goals I set out for myself, I didn’t feel successful and fulfilled.

So this year, I told myself all that was going to change.

Here is how the conversation went in my head:

‘It’s 2017 Luwam- a whole new beginning and this is going to be your year‼ The year u become financially free, u become fit again, and the year you and Ben fall madly in love with each other all over again. You see, this year you will do everything you set yourself to do, BUT unlike last year, your list will be more rewarding and therefore harder to maintain. You will set yourself to do the impossible because as Audrey Hepburn put it “nothing is impossible, the word itself says “I’m possible.” You will need God so pray more and grow your faith. You will learn to slow down and listen to your heart, instead of making fast decisions. You will save money and stop spending so much. You want this year to be different. You want this year to be the year you finally figure out what it is you want to do with your life and make it HAPPEN. ‘

So this year is the year I will create my legacy! I leave the old Luwam behind and emerge as a new initiator, new leader, new writer and a better person in general. Out with the old and in with the new.

Fast forward…

It’s now the end of April, and I feel great with my progress. I think adding completion dates to my goals has helped me stay on track as well.

Guess what I’m about to do now… Mark a check by my “Create Luwame’” goal, and I’m right on time too. 

So ladies, let’s challenge us! Let’s be all that we can be and show each other that there is nothing that we cannot do. After all, we are women, and we RUN THIS WORLD.

As always, I’d love to hear from you.


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