It’s that time of the year where I take some time to review the past year and look ahead and plan for what’s to come. Last year when doing this I decided that I’d write out some of my goals and keep them in front of me for the whole year. I did that, and it helped a lot.
I thought I’d take this post and list out a few things, accomplishments I’m proud of. Mostly so you can see the process I go through but also to see where I fell short. I’m learning that accountability with ideas is extremely important.
My goals for the past year were:
1) Intentional Leading – Actively embrace the opportunities of leadership I’m given and invest in them appropriately. - I felt like I really excelled in this area, thanks to the help of Paul Atkinson. I still have room to grow, but this year I felt like I worked this one well.
2) Healthy Living – In three areas: Physically, Relationally, and Vocationally. - I was doing really well Physically at the beginning of the year, eating and working out well. Then it tanked. Relationally and Vocationally, setting healthy boundaries and investing in relationships, I feel like I kept a better, consistent curve year long. Still, this area was probably my weakest, and hardest growth area.
3) Better Time Management – First, make better use of my day at work, which means working harder & smarter. Secondly, make the most out of my mornings & evenings. Don’t wast time on things that don’t count or don’t have value. – This was probably one of the better out of the three. I was in some dire need of reworking my time and felt like I did that well this year. I’m still working out a good schedule while at home, but definitely feel much better about how I approach my job. A major theme of 2012 will continue to influence this area.
4) Create Something – That I’ll be proud of in 10 years. This is a challenge I received via Twitter from Jason Sherman. - Jason laid this challenge out at the end of 2010. For the first few months, I thought I needed to make my own musical creation, because that’s what I thought I could make. But, it ended up being two things that I did for work with the SaturateOnline team that I’m most proud of, and one other personal accomplishment.
- Press Record – A live, community album we did at Saturate on a Tuesday night. It consisted of Michael Ferrari leading in worship via acoustic, and then recording the voices of everyone who sang. Super cool community project. Check out video and download Press Record here.
- Movement – A very different, worship experience we did in November for the Saturate Community. We wanted to create a unique way for 20somethings to connect with others and with God. We took some risks and I think it paid off. Very fun project to try. Check out a time-lapse of the day and check out the songs we used.
- AdamHann.com – I’ve been blogging off and on for three to four years. This year, in May I took a very targeted step in trying to focus my blogging, my writing, and investing in people. It’s not perfect, I don’t get tons of traffic, but I love that I can influence and help people. Even if it’s just a couple!
That’s a quick recap of 2011. Over the next couple of days I’ll be working on goals for 2012. You can probably expect them next Monday.
So here is a question for you. What are you most proud of this past year? We can we celebrate together? Let us know below and link out to a site/song/video whatever it might be!