I am not usually a person to make New Year’s resolutions, but for me the New Year is definitely a time of reflection on the past year and future.
Here are some big things that happened in 2013 that I’m especially thankful for:
- I’m thankful for a full studio of 35 students! It took 2.5 years to fill my schedule after moving to our current town.
- I’m thankful that my husband, Paul, finished his second Master’s degree in May and that he found a great job the following month. Hooray for financial stability and health insurance! It couldn’t have come at a better time because my health insurance under my parents also expired in June.
A few times this week, this article discussing the distinction between goal-setting and habit-setting came through my facebook newsfeed. The article suggests that success is found in creating a system or process for reaching goal, rather than in setting the goal itself. This may seem obvious, but sometimes we make the mistake of setting a goal without thinking about what it will really take to make the goal happen.
I’d like to go a step further and suggest that in order to increase the chances of success, the goal being set should be process-oriented. Continue reading “New Year’s Thoughts for Piano Teachers”