Over the course of running our travel blog, we’ve always posted our New Year’s resolutions and goals for the coming year. Well for 2013 we thought we’d do something a little different. This time we thought we’d look at how we did on last year’s resolutions. There’s really no reason to make them if you don’t stick with them right? so let’s get started. Here is our post from one year ago, New Years Resolutions and Goals for 2012
So what were our goals for 2012?
Goal #1 Reconnect with One Another
In 2011 we were having trouble separating our work life from our private life. We had put work before marriage and didn’t give our relationship the time it deserved. We weren’t used to running a business together and the stress was taking it’s toll on our marriage. At this time last year, we vowed to change that.
How’d we do?
Goal #2 Inspire
When we started this travel blog, it was to inspire others to live a more fulfilling life, to follow their dreams and to prove that anyone can have a great adventure. At the end of 2011 we felt that we had lost sight of that and vowed to get back to sharing our stories and inspiring others for 2012.
How did we do?
We’re very happy with the direction our careers took this year. We spoke at many conferences with the goal of inspiring people to never give up and to have the confidence to pursue their passion. We wanted to share our doubts and fears on the blog and in our presentations to let people know that they can overcome anything and achieve success. We wrote many posts about passion, fears, success and failure and we hope that we helped to change a few lives along the way. I think that Find Your Passion Achieve Success really summed up how we were feeling last year.
Goal #3 Honesty
In 2011 we felt like we had stopped wearing our hearts on our sleeves and that we were a bit guarded in our writing but we vowed to change that.
How did we do?
Goal #4 Balance
After a couple of years of traveling and working, we found it difficult to find balance between our work and our social life. We seemed to always be working and never enjoying the moment. This year, we made a very real effort to separate the two.
How Did We Do?
Goal #5 Get Back in Shape
How Did We Do?
It’s almost impossible to avoid following through on your New Year’s resolutions when you write them down for everyone to read. Even before we had the blog, we told people our resolutions. The biggest New Year’s Resolution we ever made was to change our lives and go on an epic adventure. The following year, we were cycling down the continent of Africa and we’ve never looked back.
Are you making the choices to live a better life? While many people don’t make resolutions because they feel they will set themselves up for failure, we always make goals and evaluate where we are in our lives. It doesn’t have to be at New Years, but there is no time like the present. So if you’re not living the life you want? Why not? For inspirations check out Dave’s awesome post on How to Avoid the I’ll Do That Next Year” Syndrome.
Do you make New Years Resolutions and have you ever looked back to see how you did with keeping them?