Welcome to Mickey’s Goal Setting Calendar Club!
We’re glad you’re joining us! We are going to have an amazing year!
It’s January and, of course, everyone around you is starting to make New Year’s Resolutions. You, being the wise and resourceful consumer of all things Moose, know better than that! Trust the great sage, Mickey the Moose, when he says, “Don’t Make New Year’s Resolutions!”
We, the intrepid explorers of Moose Monthly Method of Goal Setting, are instead going to be applying strategies for reaching dreams that may have always seemed impossible!
Big words, huh? Real tough talk from a bunch of letters on an internet post. Well, let me introduce myself. My name is Dirk and I’m one of the creators of the Mickey Mart 2019 Goal Setting Calendar. You may know me as the writer of all the Mickey the Moose Comics (What? You haven’t read them yet? That’s OK, they’re available at all Mickey Mart Stores or you can get them RIGHT HERE from our website).
Anyway, at Mickey Mart, we believe in this calendar and believe it can help you do some amazing things THIS YEAR! I, personally, believe this so much that I’m going to choose a wild, insane goal that seems impossible to me and I’m going to put my reputation on the line to achieve it by the end of 2019!
So What Do We Do In January? Only 2 Things!
First, take it easy and relax. You’re not responsible for anything but dreaming. We’re going to start sorting through our options and try to figure out what is really important to us. Take a look at the calendar and check out some of the things Mickey and the gang are dreaming about. Write down some ideas in your calendar. We’ll worry about picking our final goals next month.
Second, starting to develop good habits is vital to achieving your goals. Here’s the problem, if you try to do too much too fast, you will likely fail, so we are going to do just the opposite.
Start with a one or two (no more!) SMALL habits and strive to do them every day! It’s more important to Train Your Brain by developing a Daily Routine than anything else.
For example, if you need to get in shape, create a daily routine of doing AT LEAST one push-up a day. On days you can do more, go ahead and do more, but never go to bed without doing at least one!
If you want to be a writer, Train Your Brain by committing to writing only 3 sentences EVERY DAY. Again, if you write more that’s great! What’s important is you never end your day without writing those 3 sentences, even if it ends up being nonsense, do it anyway!
Don’t try to develop too many new habits at once! Stick with no more than one or two at a time. When you feel like one is pretty ingrained, then you can start a new one.
Write them down! Keep track of your habits by marking the days off in your calendar. GO FOR STREAKS!
We have a lot of surprises in store for you. We’re planning videos, podcasts, special comic pages, newsletters, and much more, so follow Mickey Mart on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter for updates. We will be using the hashtag #moosegoals quite a bit, so keep an eye out for that.
Hold On, Dirk! You’re On the Hook!
Yes, I am. Here are my three things I’ve always wanted to do. I’m going to pick only one of them. I’ve also added rough Mini-Goals or big steps I need to accomplish to reach each goal. I will schedule those in February:
Write and Direct my own Independent Film! Mini-Goals to reach this goal: I need to write it, find financing, produce and edit the film.
Backpack in the Swiss/Italian/Austrian Alps for a Month. Mini-Goals to reach this goal: I need to figure out how to pay for it, get in shape and clear off a month (that does seem impossible).
Build an E-Commerce Website. Mini-Goals to reach this goal: Develop a product, design a website, do market analysis and develop a business plan, build a development team. find funding, develop a site, launch the site (Yikes!)
Here are the habits I’m going to work on RIGHT NOW:
I’ve always wanted to play the Ukulele. I’m not musical but I do own a Uke. I’m going to commit to practicing just 5 minutes every day.
I really need to get into better shape, so I’m going to do one of the things I mentioned above, AT LEAST one push-up a day.
Join me here next month to find out which one I’ve decided on and how my habits are going. We also want to hear what your goals are, so be ready to share.
Don’t have your 2019 Calendar yet? We can fix that!