Three months ago I set three goals for myself to work toward in the post “Goals: It’s the Tactic to the Strategy.” Well, today I will be assessing how well I practiced these goals.
Here are the three goals:
- Build my resume and get relevant experience in public relations
- Save more money
- Read one book every week and a half
Build my Resume
Job searching, cover letter writing, interview prep, interviews, editing, networking — That basically sums up the past three months, and boy has it been a learning experience. While I didn’t add any experience to my resume, I have received a lot of feedback that will allow me to market myself better. So, keep on keeping on — building my resume continues to be on the list. Eventually all of this hard work will pay off and be worth it in the end.
I have, surprisingly, had a lot of success with this goal. I’ve learned how to identify the difference between a need and a want, especially while in a store (Hello, Target!). I don’t need to spend almost $4 on a cup of coffee every day when I can make it at home. I’ve learned how to make small changes, which lead to me having more money to save. This is even more important now. I’ll start paying student loans in July, as previously noted, and I was asked to be a bridesmaid this weekend (Which I’m ecstatic about and the wedding is in San Diego!). While I have been successfully saving, I need to keep this one of the list for obvious reasons.
Read a Book Every Week and a Half
At first, this goal was going well — it was winter, cold and I didn’t want to spend every minute outside — So I’d hibernate with a good book. As the temperatures have gotten higher and the sun is shining, this goal has become more difficult because I want to do anything and everything active outside. Now it’s my goal to sit outside with a good book and complete a book every two weeks.
There’s no such thing as perfect, but rather practice. Practice allows room for adjustments, according to Jillian Michaels. While these are the same goals as I had for the last three months, there’s always room for improvement, and at the three-month mark, I can improve my practice of these goals.
What are your goals? Are you practicing them everyday?
“Why choose to fail when success is an option?” Jillian Michaels asked. It’s your life — own it.