In Step 5 you reviewed the different areas of your life and wrote down the concerns and changes you wanted to make.
Look over your list. Which area will you work on first?
When you choose a goal to work on, ask yourself whether you have all the information you need to activate that goal.
- Have you defined specifically what you want the outcome to be and why it is important to you?
- What other goal(s) may be linked to the one you have chosen? For example, if your goal is to dimmish conflict, an associated one might be to build a better relationship. Also involved is learning how to communicate effectively.
Today on my podcast and blog, I’ll show you an example of a goal development inventory and will provide you with questions to help you develop a design for each of these areas:
- Personal growth
- Intellectual or education
- Financial/Time Management
Read or listen now…
Why should I bother putting together a formal goal plan? I know in my mind what I want and how to get there. Isn’t writing it down a waste of time?
Remember when you hadn’t established daily and weekly routines and life just sort of happened?
You struggled to get up in the morning because you stayed up too late the night before; you put off doing the things you didn’t like to do and succumbed to however you felt at the moment. And most of the time, life was chaotic, unpredictable and unsatisfying.
Without a formal goal plan, our goals remain vague.
Without specific, defined goals, our lives often resemble a piece of wood floating down a river; at the mercy of the current, wind, rocks and sandy beaches.