Goals & Motivation

Accountability Quest: First Quarter Goals

Confession: I did a horrible job with my Goofy Challenge Goals, finishing a mere 36% instead of at least 50%. Why? Well, depression from my running injury had something to do with it as I’ve discussed in this Recover, Run, Rejoice video. Considering the holidays, I also made unrealistic goals, a habit I’ve yet to break.

Plus I flat out procrastinated. 

Instead of launching into a round of mental shaming and burying myself in regret … Lord knows I do enough of that already … I wiped the slate clean on January 1st. Megan and I also changed up how we’re doing things this year. Rather than setting goals to accomplish before our next major race, we’re making quarterly ones. Also, there’s a ten goal limit in an attempt for me to be more realistic. We’re still considering a 50% completion a total win, however, since happiness is our objective, not perfection.

So with that in mind, here’s mine – hopefully realistic while also still a push!

1.) Complete all of Bob’s surgery prep work for his January 17th hip replacement and take care of his recovery. (My top goal since he’s my man!)

2.) Finish A Year of Happy Endings first draft and upload to Wattpad.

3.) Starting March 1st, write 1,000 words a day. Fiction, nonfiction, and blog content all count! To-Do lists do not.

4.) Complete our tax and college work.

5.) Freshen my husband’s business website.

6.) Complete Princess Half Marathon vlog tips videos and blog posts.

7.) Re-do Joyful Miles’ Blog and YouTube headers. (I’m having a hard time finding the perfect image!)

8.) Complete the Power 90 workout program.

9.) Complete another 30-Day Push-Up Challenge.

10.) Read six books.

There you go, my ten goals for the first quarter of 2017. And my vision board for this year as well … some of it makes sense, some might not, but all these images represent the kind of person I want to be – someone who inspires, not only myself, but others!

Accountability Quest: First Quarter GoalsQOTD: What are your goals this year? Have you made a vision board and if so, what images are on it?

Have a joyful day!


Laura Bowers

Laura is a writer, runner, reader, runDisney addict, blogger, vlogger, wife to an amazing guy for 26 years, mom of two wonderful boys, excellent chili maker, and obsessive list keeper. She still thinks Spice World was an awesome movie and feels no shame about that plus she can quote most lines from Talladega Nights. Shake and bake!

You may also like...

Popular Articles...

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *