Friday, December 31, 2010
Goals We Set
New Year's Eve is a good day to look in two directions. In Roman mythology, Janus is the god of gates, doorways, beginnings, endings and time. He is often shown as having two heads, one facing the past and one the future. I feel a bit like that today.
The opportunity on days like today is to look at the half full glass...give ourselves a pat on the back for all we accomplished this past year and plan how we're going to carry that success and set of accomplishments into the new year...
You could spend time on all the things that didn't get done, but why make yourself crazy? There is always something more that could have been done or finished or started, but either they weren't important enough or didn't get to the top of the 'to do' list for a reason..... nuff said about the unfinished
OK, so I'll go first......
I wanted to lose weight this year and started out strong and lost some......didn't lose any more but kept off what I did lose......gold star
I wanted my personal scrap room in order and I did accomplish that, complete with paint and shelves and new light fixtures and all...... it's a challenge to keep it tidy but most days I can see at least a bit of the table top and the days I have spent in that room scrapping with friends have been amazing....
I wanted to blog more this year and that was a mixed accomplishment - some months more and some less, but I'm going to focus on the more and try to improve on the less next year.
My last goal (of those that I will talk about here at least) was to reach 5000 sales by the end of the year and, thanks to my excellent customers, I made it.....way back at the beginning of November. So I looked at my sales and my stuff and said......why not go for more....and I set a goal of 6000 sales by the end of the year.....bold I know, but doable....
I'm short. Only 65 items, but I'm short. sigh..... So I spent the obligatory 5 minutes thinking about what I could have done differently, about the sales I didn't make, the items I didn't list and then I stopped. My business has taken such an upturn this year and I have been so fortunate that it would be absolutely stupid of me to be anything but happy about my accomplishments this year.
Which brings me to all of you. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.......
for your support
for your encouragement
for your business
for your feedback
for your friendship
for reading my ramblings
and for giving me a reason to keep doing this
I wish you and your families the very best of everything in the New Year. Take a few minutes this weekend to be Janus-like. Give yourselves all the credit you deserve for all the things you did and daydream about all the opportunities the next 365 days will bring.
You guys are the best.
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