specific goals for 2017


While writing environmental impact reports and assessments in classes during my Bachelor’s program, I learned how to differentiate between vision statements, goals and objectives. The vision expresses an overarching goal – it describes what you want to become and sets a direction. The goal is relatively arbitrary as it is simply what you want to achieve; the objectives are specific actions that must be taken in order to achieve that goal.

I’ve spent time thinking about what I’d like to improve in my life and reflecting on the different ways I want to be a better person. For the new year, I’ve chosen to establish specific goals and objectives that will help me be a happier and more loving version of myself.

Vision statement: I aim to actively work to be a better version of myself.

Goal 1: Practice what you preach
Objective 1A: Become a vegetarian for environmental and health purposes
Objective 1B: Cut palm oil out of your diet to stop supporting the palm oil industry
Objective 1C: Live more sustainably – try to reduce the amount of plastic you use

Goal 2: Practice love, be kinder to others, and lessen the hate in your heart
Objective 2A: Try to be more understanding and stop unnecessary shit-talking just because it’s “fun”

Goal 3: Remain motivated with exercise
Objective 3A: Stay consistent and lift, lift, lift
Objective 3B: Do more cardio too

More to come, probably.


4 thoughts on “specific goals for 2017

    1. My thinking is that by becoming vegetarian, I’m not supporting unsustainable animal farming practices that contribute to pollution, greenhouse gas emissions, water use, etc (not to mention animal cruelty). Same with palm oil – I want to cut it out of my diet as best I can because I personally don’t want to support the industry by consuming products that contain palm oil. Personally I would feel guilty if I continued consuming products KNOWING about all of the detrimental impacts that are associated with them. Maybe one less person doesn’t make a significant difference, but at least I’ll know I’m not directly supporting these industries.

      Hopefully that makes sense. I’m interested in hearing your thoughts.

      1. You have a good point but of course it’s hard to go out and hunt for my own food in our society. I know boycotting the products won’t do much to stop them unless a majority of people stop using them and demand falls way down. I graduated recently with a degree in Environmental Management and I’m really hoping that in my lifetime I’ll be able to play an active role in finding a solution for these kind of problems

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