Girl! We Can Do Better!

So here we are in the month of August, which is shocking! It seems like a good time to review my goals and plans for the year and see where I am. Truth be told, I have no idea where or what my 2022 goals are. The only thing I am sure of is that I have not achieved them.

I’d also like to think I’m not alone on the island. I’d also like to think we all have a Wilson to keep us company. Honestly, I’m not sure I want to look for the list of goals I think I wrote. I have either done well, been a complete slacker, or I am the world’s most okay-est person. 

How do we go forward, get back on track, or even start? Well, let me google that for you. According to the interwebs, checking in with yourself and your goals is a good idea.  A make an appointment with yourself and put it in your calendar type of thing. Now, how often you check in is up to you, weekly, monthly, quarterly, or at the half-year mark. During your check-in, you should ask yourself questions like this: 

Am I where I want to be?

If yes, great! Then ask, how can I level that up?

If not, why not? Is there something I can do about that? 

Is there something I need to learn to get to the next level? Do I need to work on myself? Personal development is a thing. Self-awareness is a skill.

Am I who I want to be? Again personal development. Writing this post is part of my personal development. Where do I see myself at the end of the year? How do I want to start the coming year? Am I gonna take the leap and put up a shingle? Or am I gonna stay at my Steady Betty a bit longer and put more work in then leap later? There are no right or wrong questions or answers, and you can reevaluate. Change your mind or make a course correction.

Even if you don’t have any goals written down or, like me, you can’t find the list; it is never too late to start. Plan what you want to accomplish in the last few months of the year. It can be a personal, professional, or financial goal. A rough sketch counts because as the times change, so do we; that’s why pencils have erasers. 

And as I do, if you need a little help figuring things out, here is what I suggest. Invest in yourself, and by that, I mean personal growth. It could be as easy as picking up a book.  Here is what I recommend. I have provided Amazon links for convenience. You can pick up the books at your local bookseller or public library as well.


Everything starts with good habits; this lays the groundwork. We are our habits.

Atomic Habits by James Clear. Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones (Audible Audio Edition): James Clear, James Clear, Penguin Audio: Audible Books & Originals

Like I said, habits.

High Performance Habits by Brendon Burchard High Performance Habits: How Extraordinary People Become That Way (Audible Audio Edition): Brendon Burchard, Brendon Burchard, Hay House: Audible Books & Originals


The One Thing by Gary Keller



This is the book when you don’t know where to start or what your next step is.

The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth About Extraordinary Results: Keller, Gary, Papasan, Jay: 9781885167774: Books


You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero 

We all need a little badass energy in our lives.


You are a Badass (Deluxe Edition): How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life: Sincero, Jen: 9780762490547: Books

 At some point, you just have to own who you are.

Professional Troublemaker by Luvvie Ajayi Jones. Professional Troublemaker: The Fear-Fighter Manual: Ajayi Jones, Luvvie: 9781984881922: Books  


We are all doing our best, so be kind to one another.

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2 thoughts on “Girl! We Can Do Better!

  1. I wrote some goals down in the beginning of the year, some I was able to smash by God’s grace and some I’m far from it 😆 even in denial, it’s all good. I’ll be hopeful and strategize for the remainder of the year. Thanks for the recommendations, I have the atomic habit but I haven’t read it yet. Maybe this is the motivation I need to open that book!!!!!!!

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