As much as I'd like to say that this process has worked like a charm for me. It hasn't always. . . . Most of the time I stay motivated for the first few months, and then have a surge of discipline around December once I realize that I'm not going to complete them in time. :(
Soooo. This year I decided to do something different. Inspired by this book, I chose a different characteristic to emphasize each month with four overarching goals.
Four things to get better at:
Staying in touch with my darling
January - Dedication
February - Resilience
March - Peace/Calm
April - Intentional
May - Creative/Innovative
June - Ethical
July - Compassionate
August - Generous/hospitable
September - Fearless/Adventurous
October - Sincere/Honest
November - Thankful
December - Joyful
As each month rolls around I try to emulate this characteristic in my daily life, especially as it pertains to my four goals. January went well, February not so much, but I'm actually doing better this month (go team!).
Anyhoo. . . I plan to try to give updates on how it's going in my posts and to give an end-of-the-month summary. Keep your eyes peeled!