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