My New Year’s Resolution – that I’ll get to in February (maybe)

Ok, it’s the start of a new year and I’m sure that a lot of us have made all sorts of resolutions a few weeks ago. Now that we have passed the middle of January (January is always the shortest month of the year for me – to my mind it whizzes by so quickly and February appears out of nowhere), many of those resolutions and goals have been dropped and we are possibly back to square one. I decided that since January is such a short month that I would just enjoy it, take the time to set my goals and get started somewhere around February 1st (although, yes I know, technically February is shorter than January!). Since we are in the middle of a searingly hot summer here in Brisbane, Australia I don’t see the need to push myself too much – I’ll potter around in my air-conditioned office, concentrating on completing the work tasks we set last November. I’m sure when we did our planning we forgot how short January really is, because to achieve everything we put on our January to-do list we’d need a 60 day month! Oh well.

January seems so short, one minute you are relaxing on the beach thinking about what you should accomplish this year and the next thing you know it's nearly February, that's why I leave New Years resolutions till 1st February.

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Moving Forward – Goal Setting

Goals for 2015

What are your top three property goals for 2015?

Yep, it’s that time of year again where we all reflect on what has happened throughout the previous year and where we want to be this time next year.

Although I’m not a big one for New Years Resolutions, I do think it is good to set goals and January is as good a time as any to set them.
It is usually a quiet time for me work-wise so it makes good sense to set a bit of time aside to look at what I need or want to do in the coming year.

I find writing down my long-term goals is effective. Actually, I find writing down my medium and short-term goals effective too, as my mind tends to get a bit scattered and I can easily lose focus. Everyone seems to have different ideas of what long and short term goals are. When I talk about long-term goals, I am talking about where I want to be in two to five years time. My medium term goals are my six to twelve month targets, and my short term goals are anywhere between 6 weeks to three months away. But always, always, they are written down. Read more