Wednesday, December 30, 2009

2009 Report Card

Wow! Two blog posts in one day! What's wrong with me? :o)

Last year (2008), I set too many goal for myself and ended up failing on almost all of them. For this year (2009), I set far fewer goals so I'd have a better chance of success. Let's see how I did...

1. Lose 10 pounds by June. Yes, I know this is not as lofty as last year's goal - which I failed miserably at, by the way. I'm working on it, but it's really hard when you love food as much as I do. I wish I didn't like it so much; then it would be much easier.

FAIL! I actually lost about 8 pounds in two months, then I tapered off. Once I started changing my workouts, I lost about 4 more. Then summer happened. We got busy, took a vacation, bought a house and moved, etc. I quit working out and quit watching what I ate. Then the holidays rolled around and I ate even more. I did weigh myself recently, though, and I am 2 pounds less than I was this time last year. That's a good thing, right?

2. Promote to Senior Consultant (Pampered Chef) by May. Not much came in this area last year, either, but I quit trying after a few months. I had a few leads, but they all fizzled. I'm going to work harder at it this time around because the company is restructuring the team-building portion to make it easier and more beneficial. We'll see.

FAIL! I didn't promote, even though they made promoting easier. Really, I just didn't work at it. I'm not a go-getter in this area. I don't want to push people into doing something. I know, that's not going to lead me to be successful in this area, but I just don't like being pushy. In fact, I seriously considered giving up being a consultant. I lost my drive. But I kept getting orders from people and had a few requests for shows. I think that was God's way of telling me to stay in. I lost my increased commission because I didn't turn in enough orders for a certain period of time, but I'm slowly working my way back up.

3. Finish writing my children's book by September. I had a really good start on it, but once I hit a rough spot, I put it aside for a while. Then I forgot to get it back out again. The format I've chosen is harder (rhyming), but it would lose a lot if I changed it.

FAIL! I did get my manuscript out and work on it some, but once things got busy, I put it away and forgot about it. I know right where it is, so I can put my hands on it any time. I just haven't been motivated.

Not so good in these areas last year, but I'm not deterred from setting a few goals for the coming year. Maybe I'll have more success in 2010.

1 comment:

Cindy Swanson said...

Don't be so hard on yourself, Ashley! You did make progress in a lot of areas...and weighing 2 pounds LESS than you did a year ago, instead of weighing MORE, is fantastic!

Thanks for the comment on my blog. I really am going to try to post more!