How are your resolutions working out for you? Not there yet? Not there at all? Or maybe you’re completely there and moving forward? I’m personally a super goal-oriented person — I always have been — but sometimes it’s hard for people to stick to it so we wanted to make your life a little easier! Because why should you stress if you don’t have to?
My mom makes us write down our goals ALL the time and yes, it can get annoying, but it really helps us visualize where we want to see ourselves in 6 months, 1 year and 3 years. I didn’t realize that most people want to write down their goals but don’t really know where to start until a friend of mine asked me to help him put it on paper. I figured if he wanted something structured, so would my readers. All you have to do is click on the file, print and get to writing! You can thank me later 😉
You will find that I have added 3 specific time periods: 6 months, 1 year, and 3 years. Here’s how it works:
Personal goals. This can include goals for your love life (I once wrote, “In 6 months, my goal is to have made more time for dating. I will be done with school and have more time to focus on relationships.”) It can be anything from travel to love to becoming better at yoga. It’s entirely up to you.
Financial goals. Where do you see yourself financially? Where do you want to be? Financials are a huge part of our lives and it’s important to set some standards. When I first did this, I wrote that I wanted to be “25 sitting on 25 mil” — I was dumb and unrealistic. But at the time, I really thought I could. Find a common ground and set something realistic for yourself.
Career goals. It is very important to visualize where you want to be in your career. If you’re an assistant, do you see yourself moving up to a higher position in 6 months to a year? If you’re a junior executive, do you see yourself moving up to a regular executive in a year or 3? Think this out thoroughly. It also shows you what steps you can take to get to where you want to be. I did this in college and wrote, “I plan on executive producing and hosting my own talk show” and 2 months later, it happened.
Other. Anything that the above 3 didn’t cover is what you can put under this.
Once you’ve filled this out, put it someplace where you can see it every day. We put ours on a cork board in front of our desks at the office. It’s a constant reminder and really gives us that extra push. My whole family does this and it’s very cool to look back and see what we accomplished as well as what we didn’t. Puts everything in perspective. I truly believe in putting these things out into the universe. Positive vibes only!
I hope you find this useful and can share some of your stories doing this with us!
Click this and get started: GOAL PLANNING