What goals do you have written down? When is the last time you revisited them? Is it time to update, modify, or set new ones? Are you ready to dedicate time to this process to ensure future success?
I am big on lists, goals, and revisiting them periodically throughout the year. As a teaching assistant for a local elementary school, the schedule I follow to revisit my goals lines up with the school calendar. Yesterday was Columbus Day, so I spent time looking over the goals I set.
This is an encouraging process for the most part. I never expect to reach all my goals. You might find this odd, the idea to set goals you know our out of your reach yet I find it healthy. "If your dreams don't scare you they aren't big enough.", hence the reason for setting big goals. These goals push, motivate, and encourage me What is the worst thing that could happen? If I reach the all, success! If I don't, I have motivation to keep going and striving. It's a win-win!
With this in mind, what goals have you set? When is the last time you revisited them and put a plan in motion to reach them? I try to do this a few times a year, if not each quarter. It keeps me focused and moving forward. In 2016 I released a book, Goal Setting for a Renewed You: Because You Deserve It, to help people set and follow up with goal setting. If you want more information about this book and to order a copy, click here. I know a few people who purchased the book and they enjoyed it and use it when they follow-up and do a check in with their goals. Check it out.
I updated and set new goals this past weekend. When you do this, it's important not to overwhelm yourself with too many goals. I try to write down a main goal (or two) then mini-goals as a plan of attack. I won't bore you with all the goals and their mini-goals, but here are the areas I like to set goals, with potential mini-goals in:
*Number of Parties/events
*Health & Wellness
*$ to savings
*Debt pay off
My book, Goal Setting for a Renewed You: Because You Deserve It, offers more details and help with this process but this is where I start. This past weekend I focused on my spiritual, health & wellness, and business goals. Where will you start? I'm optimistic for the future and where God is leading. Goal setting may not be your thing, maybe this time you start by writing down two or three things you hope to accomplish. Place this list someplace where you will see it, even if it's in your purse or wallet. In a couple months, check in with yourself and see how you are doing. It's self-motivating when you set goals and see how accomplished you can be when you put your mind to it. Keep it up and NEVER give up. You've got this!
When is the last time you set or updated your goals?
Lisa M Buske
P.O. Box 323