The idea of making resolutions for the new year is appealing but always gives me pause. In the past I've set too many goals or made them so ambitious as to be unachievable. Then when I didn't meet those impossible goals, I felt bad. Yet setting goals is important for making progress. Without a clear goal, how can you chart a way forward? I'm going to take a page from my teacher playbook and be sure that my 2017 goals are SMART: Specific, Measurable, Actionable, Realistic and Time-based. With that in mind, I'll tackle my resolutions for the new year.
First, a recap of my 2016 personal and professional goals and how I fared.
Resolutions for 2017
Are you making resolutions for 2017? I wish you the determination and resolve to follow through on them.
Happy New Year!
- Barbara, your happy puzzle maker
Barbara Bitgood, Artisan owner of Holyoke Puzzles in Holyoke, Massachusetts.