Friday, January 20, 2017
It’s the third week of January and it’s a good idea to have your (cycling) goals for the year set out.
One of my twitter followers @bikingqueen has it worked out:
— ✨Jocelyn C 💃✨ (@bikingqueen) January 20, 2017
Together with the SMART goal picture above, she has included a selfie cartoon. I’m sticking with the original SMART goals, and including my selfie:
I’ve got a few goals for 2017. My top two are seemingly complete opposites, and it’ll be interesting to see what happens.
- Goal #1: do everything necessary to continue enjoying my cycling
- Goal #2: complete long-distance Audax events up to and including 600k
It seems very difficult to be SMART about how to achieve enjoyment. Perhaps it’ll just happen if I go with my gut feeling. Perhaps enjoyment cannot be written down, planned or organised.
My second goal will need very specific planning! Writing down the details of this goal and giving them exposure here will be my form of SMART planning, in order to give myself the best possible chance of achieving what I set out to.
Donald Trump has been installed as the 45th president of the United States of America. Has he got a few SMART goals, I wonder? And even if he does, he sure doesn’t have a Bitmoji selfie to match @bikingqueen or myself.
Happy cycling, and stay safe out there,
About: – Páraig is the author of BurkesBiking, and whenever not on the bike or writing about it, you’ll likely find him in the garden or writing about it. Páraig loves a subtle blend of specific planning to achieve goals and a lazy it’ll-be-grand outlook.
Paraig also has a gardening blog at Petals by Paraig.