Fourth Quarter Goals: 19 Before 2019 Challenge

4th Quarter Goals: 19 Before 2019 Challenge It’s time to set some end of the year goals! Are you excited to check a few things off your bucket list and start living your life? It’s time to take the smart goal setting challenge. Make a list of 19 personal goals, life goals and/or career goals in your planner or bullet journal and get to work! Click through for tips, ideas and motivation to reach your goals. #goals #bulletjournal #goalsettingI can’t believe I’m saying this… we’ve reached the fourth quarter of 2018. WHAT?!

If you’re anything like me, upon reading this statement, your heart started beating a little faster while your brain screamed, “where did the time go?!”

I know, I hear you. I feel like 2018 passed us by in the blink of an eye.

But then I pause for a minute.

I take a deep breath.

And I remind myself that I still have over 2 months to go before we ring in the new year.

And you know what? We can do a lot of incredible things in 2 months.

4th Quarter Goals: 19 Before 2019 Challenge It’s time to set some end of the year goals! Are you excited to check a few things off your bucket list and start living your life? It’s time to take the smart goal setting challenge. Make a list of 19 personal goals, life goals and/or career goals in your planner or bullet journal and get to work! Click through for tips, ideas and motivation to reach your goals. #goals #bulletjournal #goalsetting

Fourth Quarter Goals: 19 Before 2019 Challenge

In the I’m Busy Being Awesome Facebook group last week, one of our awesome members, Deb, shared that she’s doing a 19 before 2019 challenge.

What’s 19 before 2019, you ask? Well, let me tell you!

It is Deb’s brilliant idea to tackle a list of 19 goals – big or small – before 2019 begins.

Let me tell you; I love this challenge.

Not only is it a great way to complete your year with a feeling of accomplishment, but it also, as Deb explains, puts you in the right mindset to keep slaying your goals in 2019.

And let’s be honest, who doesn’t want that?

So if you’re ready to close out your year with a bang, then keep on reading. You will learn all about the 19 for 2019 challenge and how you can start slaying your fourth quarter goals today!

4th Quarter Goals: 19 Before 2019 Challenge It’s time to set some end of the year goals! Are you excited to check a few things off your bucket list and start living your life? It’s time to take the smart goal setting challenge. Make a list of 19 personal goals, life goals and/or career goals in your planner or bullet journal and get to work! Click through for tips, ideas and motivation to reach your goals. #goals #bulletjournal #goalsetting

What fourth quarter goals should I set for 19 before 2019?

What kind of goals should you set for the challenge?

The beautiful thing is this: it’s completely up to you.

With that being said, I do have a few recommendations to make your challenge a success.

Manageable Goals

Remember, you need to complete your 19 goals before December 31. Don’t set yourself up for overwhelm by biting off more than you can chew.

As you will see in my list below, I have a mix of both big and small goals; this helps me maintain my motivation because I can balance quick gratification with longer-term projects.

Do you have some MAJOR goals that you cannot realistically complete in the next 2 months? No problem; in fact, that’s great! Write them down and keep them safe. I’ll be launching 19 for 2019 in January, and your bigger goals will be PERFECT for that next challenge.

4th Quarter Goals: 19 Before 2019 Challenge It’s time to set some end of the year goals! Are you excited to check a few things off your bucket list and start living your life? It’s time to take the smart goal setting challenge. Make a list of 19 personal goals, life goals and/or career goals in your planner or bullet journal and get to work! Click through for tips, ideas and motivation to reach your goals. #goals #bulletjournal #goalsetting

Set Benchmarks

To complete 19 goals before December 31, you must be mindful of your time. To avoid procrastination, set end-dates for your goals throughout the next several weeks. As you can see in my list of 19 goals below, several have deadlines, which helps keep me accountable and on track for success.

Remember, someday is not a day of the week. By giving your goals specific due dates, you’ll increase success rate ten-fold.

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To help organize your fourth quarter goals, I created a free 19 for 2019 planner; you can snag it there! Use the list to record your goals and the calendars to map them out.

Fourth Quarter Goals: 19 Before 2019 Challenge It’s time to set some end of the year goals! Are you excited to check a few things off your bucket list and start living your life? It’s time to take the smart goal setting challenge. Make a list of 19 personal goals, life goals and/or career goals in your planner or bullet journal and get to work! Click through for tips, ideas and motivation to reach your goals. #goals #bulletjournal #goalsetting

Have Some Fun

Remember, this challenge is not meant to be a burden. On the contrary, it should be a FUN way to wrap up your year. Make sure you incorporate enjoyable activities into your list as well. That way, you can look back to the end of 2018 with great memories and a feeling of accomplishment. You get the best of both worlds!

Find Accountability

Need an extra boost of motivation to plow through your 19 before 2019? Then join the I’m Busy Being Awesome Facebook group! We will have weekly check-ins leading up to 2019 to hold ourselves accountable and cheer each other on. What are you waiting for? Join here now!

My 19 Before 2019 Goals

  1. Read the Alchemist
  2. Declutter shoes and closet
  3. Start practicing daily meditation
  4. Open up shop on I’m Busy Being Awesome By 11/1
  5. Design new shirts for I’m Busy Being Awesome shop
  6. Clean the basement (UGH)
  7. Put up Christmas lights by 12/1
  8. Clean out office desk drawers and declutter supply closet
  9. Schedule pick up with Vietnam Veterans of America for donations
  10. Follow a nightly sleep schedule of 7+ hours per night
  11. Send my book to my editor
  12. Complete lectures  by 10/30
  13. Hang the picture in the family room
  14. Schedule insulation appointment
  15. Guest post on one blog
  16. Create round-up blog post before 10/31
  17. Complete holiday shopping before 12/1
  18. Do something “holiday” related with Ryan: see a play, a Christmas concert, etc.
  19. Run snow blower to ensure sure it’s working properly before 10/15

Alright, friend. Are you ready to slay your fourth quarter goals? GREAT! Grab your free 19 before 2019 planner here. Then, join the I’m Busy Being Awesome Facebook group, and dive in!

Fourth Quarter Goals: 19 Before 2019 Challenge It’s time to set some end of the year goals! Are you excited to check a few things off your bucket list and start living your life? It’s time to take the smart goal setting challenge. Make a list of 19 personal goals, life goals and/or career goals in your planner or bullet journal and get to work! Click through for tips, ideas and motivation to reach your goals. #goals #bulletjournal #goalsetting

Question:

What’s on your list? Do you like to set goals? How do you stay motivated? Will you be joining us for the 19 before 2019 challenge? Let me know below!

54 thoughts on “Fourth Quarter Goals: 19 Before 2019 Challenge”

  1. What a brilliant idea! I’m totally doing this. Starting my list now.
    Thanks for the inspiration! Good luck with your goals!

  2. I feel like my year has been a blur, but I appreciate the tasks and goals to finish strong in 2018 and head into 2019 stronger. It is always good to have goals and seeing how I am a task driven person I appreciate a good goal list. Thanks for the incentive and accountability!

    1. Absolutely! I’m so glad to hear it 🙂 Sometimes writing things down is just the motivation we need!

  3. I can’t believe this is the 4th quarter! Your goals seem realistic but a lot. I also don’t know what your productivity level is like.

    1. I know, it snuck up quickly, didn’t it? I agree, it’s a long list, but I think I can do it 🙂

  4. I love this post and this challenge! Decluttering and holiday shopping are definitely on my list too but I don’t know if I will have it done as soon as you! I think I am going to make a 19 before 19 list as well!

    1. Hooray! I love to hear that. It always feels so good to get rid of the excess clutter, doesn’t it?

  5. I love the idea of keeping a list of both big and small goals to encourage motivation! Great tip I will be using it for sure!

  6. Oh, this post is just what I needed!!!! This post will definitely help achieve my goals…I was stressed about that so thank you for this post!

  7. I love this idea! I am a big list maker too when I’m trying to get myself organized and focused. I like how accomplished it makes me feel to check off items as I go along. I am totally going to make my own list!

    1. Thanks, Catherine! I know, it’s creeping up fast. If you set both big and small goals, however, I find that helps. The small goals give you momentum and confidence to go after the big ones 🙂

    1. Exactly 🙂 If I don’t set a date, I’ll keep telling myself “next weekend.” Then before I know it, Christmas is here and the lights aren’t up. That’s what happened to me last year 🙄

  8. Love the theme of this blog. As a full-time project manager and mom, I have a hard time figuring out how to meet all of my blogging goals in evenings and weekends. Thanks for the motivation and resources!

    1. Yes! Accountability for the win 🙂 Good luck with the declutter-thon. It feels AMAZING when it’s done 🙂

  9. I have a ton of decluttering to do. First up, the basement! It has become the dumping spot for almost everything that I almost feel like I can’t go into the space anymore. Loved your list and has given me some great ideas.

    1. Hooray! I am so excited to hear it 🙂 And I’ll be right there with you decluttering the basement. It will feel INCREDIBLE when we’re done 🙌

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