My 2014 and 2015 Goals

At the beginning of the year I talked about goals and I told y’all I’d share some of my 2014 and 2015 goals and today’s the day. Just as a quick recap: To be a good goal it has to be 1) Specific, 2) Measurable, 3) Written down, and 4) Have a deadline. 

2014 Year-Long Goals 

In 2014, if the Lord wills and I live, I have Where Dandelions Grow all ready to publish {Incomplete, but I did move forward with the book}

In 2014, if the Lord wills and I live, I have the second Creation Quest book published {Nope! Didn’t get much done on this one at all…}
In 2014, if the Lord wills and I live, I have the first Action Kids book published {YES!}
In 2014 if the Lord wills and I live, I read 50 books, at least 22 non-fiction {YES! Way exceeded this goal with over 120 books…}
In 2014, if the Lord wills and I live, I have my Action Kids Club up and going {Yes, but not as consistently as I was hoping}
In 2014, if the Lord wills and I live, I have someone to do illustrations for the Action Kids Club {YES!}
In 2014, if the Lord wills and I live, I am on either TV or radio at least once (for my book stuff) {No…}
In 2014, if the Lord wills and I live, I hold at least two book signings {YES!}
In 2014, if the Lord wills and I live, I am in a newspaper at least once (For my book stuff) {Nope…}
In 2014, if the Lord wills and I live, I make Mommy a blanket {YES!}
In 2014, if the Lord wills and I live, I keep up with my platforms on the Internet, but will not become consumed by them {Yes, pretty much.}
In 2014, if the Lord wills and I live, I memorize at least 50 Bible verses {Yes}
I had several more personal goals that I did complete and a few that I worked on, but didn’t finish. Plus I had my weekly and daily goals that I only missed a couple of them maybe once or twice the whole year. 

2015 Year Long Goals: 
(I also have several I’m not sharing on here.)
Writing:
In 2015, if the Lord wills and I live, I write the second Creation Quest book. Get it edited and start illustrations. 

In 2015, if the Lord wills and I live, I write the second Action Kids book. Get it edited and illustrated and self-published. 

In 2015, if the Lord wills and I live, I get Where Dandelions Grow completely ready and decide where I’m going to get it published – if I’m going to self-publish it, get the date all set.

In 2015, if the Lord wills and I live, I finish the first draft of When Life Hands You Lymes 
Physical: 
In 2015, if the Lord wills and I live, I walk at least 250 miles.
In 2015, if the Lord wills and I live, I walk 20 miles in one day. 
Business: 
In 2015, if the Lord wills and I live, I do 15 book signings. 

In 2015, if the Lord wills and I live, I get 10 places to sell my books. 

In 2015, if the Lord wills and I live, I’m on the radio, TV or in the newspaper at least once. 
Spiritual: 
In 2015, if the Lord wills and I live, I memorize 50 verses.
In 2015, if the Lord wills and I live, I read 3 Bible study or devotional books. 
Mental:
In 2015, I will read 25 non-fiction books. 
Financial: 
In 2015, if the Lord wills and I live, I will keep track of all the money I spend until the end of May

In 2015, if the Lord wills and I live, I will create a budget for May through December. 

I also have my daily and weekly goals that I’m working on that help me to stay on track to accomplish these goals in 2015. Eventually I’ll be working on a time-line that will help me have varying deadlines in 2015 so I can pick which projects to work on first, but I’ve been so busy I haven’t done that yet.

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What about you? Do you have goals for this year? I’d be delighted to hear them! 

5 thoughts on “My 2014 and 2015 Goals

  1. Ana @ Butterflies of the Imagination says:

    I agree that it's really effective to set specific, measurable goals with a deadline, as well as write them down. You accomplished so much this year, and hopefully you'll accomplish even more this year! I have a ton of writing goals this year, including getting to the second draft of my two WIPs and starting drafting and editing a new WIP. If my editing goes well enough, I may even start querying.

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  2. Willa Nicole says:

    I just wanted to wish you good luck and blessings on all your goals! What you've written down are all such good things to be working towards. I know how tough it can be to stick to writing goals. :-/ I hope all goes well!

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  3. Bekah says:

    Wow. Congrats on getting several things you wanted to accomplish in 2014 done! Good for you! In 2015, among several other things, I hope to get some more books published!

    Hope you're doing well!

    ~Bekah

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