What do you think about goals? Do you think NFL players have goals? Kind of a dumb question I guess…we all know they want to make it to the ultimate of games, the SUPER BOWL!
With it being the beginning of a fresh new year, most people are making new goals to get them to where they want to be both in their careers and personal lives…our own personal SUPER BOWLS if you will.
I like goals. I set a lot of them. Mostly work oriented goals that are kind of forced upon me to come up with at certain times of the year, but I don’t mind. You see, I’m the most detail oriented sales person you’ll probably ever meet (if we’ve met…and if not, I hope we do!). 🙂 I set monthly goals that tie into my yearly goals. I type them out and hang them on my cubicle in front of me, and then I track my progress throughout that period of time to see where I’m at. I like writing things down, so each week I write down where I’m at towards hitting those goals. It gives me a great sense of accomplishment (if I’m on track) or reminds me of what I need to do to kick it into gear (if I’m way off).
I set personal goals too…you know, the traditional lose weight, work out a certain number of times a week, eat healthier….I guess basically, lose weight! I’m not so good at this one. I’ve got the working out 5-6 times a week down…but the eating healthier is the goal I struggle with, therefore, making it hard for me to accomplish my ultimate personal goal, to lose weight! Who’s with me on this?
When it comes right down to it, if you want to be successful at anything in life, you must set goals. Make small goals that eventually add up to accomplishing that big goal! It takes time and patience, along with hard work, but if you focus on that small goal, eventually you’ll get there! As the great John Wooden once said, “Goals achieved with little effort are seldom worthwhile or lasting”. Start making your goals today, and if there’s a bump in the road, re-focus and realign your goals, but keep going! Every day is a new day, forget about yesterday and do your best today!
Kara is a member of the Human Resources Association of the Midlands (HRAM) and Lincoln Human Resource Managers Association (LHRMA) and has held roles such as VP of membership for LHRMA, VP for the Women in Sales and Business organization in Lincoln and for many years was on the planning committee for the Nebraska State SHRM Conference.
Kara has won awards such as the Lincoln Business Journals 40 Under 40, Presidents Club, and Employee of the Quarter. She passed the Certified Personnel Consultant certification in 2006 and received her Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Kara is married, has three wonderful boys, and is an avid karaoke singer (probably why ‘kara’ is in the word).