I would love to hear your stories of how your Filofax has helped you reach your goals. As we all know, I'm always interested in goal-setting and methods for reaching goals, and I'd love to hear specifically how Filofax has helped you reach yours.
Especially this time of year as we reflect back on the past year and prepare for the new one, it's fun to think of our accomplishments from this year and goals for next year.
My best example of how my Filofax helped me reach a goal was definitely graduate school. My degree was interdepartmental (Geology and Biology) and it was a topic no one had studied at that school before (the origin of birds) so nobody knew exactly what my degree requirements should be regarding which classes I should take, the structure of my thesis etc. Once those things were determined, I wrote them into a special section in my Filofax that I saved until my degree was completed. As I completed each requirement, I recorded when it was completed and what my grade was. This was especially helpful when I was registering for classes, if one class was already full I could look at my list and register for a different class on my requirements list. Then near the end of my degree when my 3 advisers couldn't agree on what I needed to complete for graduation, I was able to remind them of what we originally agreed on and I had my record of what I had completed when. This proved to be very important! I think students often trust their advisers to know what their requirements should be, but all students need to remember that your degree is ultimately your responsibility and you need to keep track of your requirements.
Right now in my Filofax I have a separate Goals section. I use blue lined paper in this section to make my goals stand out. I have a page for each Goals topic (Personal; Home; Financial etc.) and individual goals listed under the topic. Then I have a new page for each month for those goals or steps I want to specifically focus on that month. I keep my current month's goals directly behind the Notes tab so it's visible right at the front. At the end of the month I write my month-end review on the back of the page, and archive the page at the back of the Goals section so I have a record of my goals and accomplishments each month.
Please post a comment to share your story, whether from this year or longer ago, of how your Filofax helped you reach a goal!