The 2016 Monthly Goals Calendar is a tool that you may find useful in mapping out your goals for this year. I've pasted a screenshot of what it looks like below. If you want to open this file as a Microsoft Word document that you can download and edit, click here. You can print it out, cut it up, and hang it on your wall as a reminder of the things you seek to accomplish (or have not accomplished, which is often my case*. If you want an example of what a portion of mine looked like last year, click here.) I'm also including another PDF of a yearly calendar that can be printed out, cut up, and put above its corresponding month (a screenshot of this calendar is below). I understand that this type of extreme planning ahead is slightly crazy, possibly counterproductive, and is not for everyone.
Screenshot of the supplementary yearly calendar, the PDF link for which is above:
*I like to aim high because I'll either end up somewhere in the middle or, more likely, toward the bottom of the target. I probably succeed in less than 25% of the things I set out to achieve, and set out to achieve less than 5% of the things that I would like to try to attempt. Meaning, of the projects I pick-up, I'll complete 25% of them. Of the places I want to go, books I want to read, things I want to draw, and other things I want to do, I'll embark on the path to attempt 5% of these things. C'est la vie. Not one day passes that I do not thank my lucky stars for my existence and life and being who I am. I hope you feel the similarly about your own life.
Twirling round with this familiar parable
Spinning, weaving round each new experience
Recognize this as a holy gift
And celebrate this chance to be alive and breathing
A chance to be alive and breathing...