Planning Your Year: One Step at a Time
One of the most important activities we take for granted or don’t aggressively challenge ourselves with is personal goal setting.
On a piece of paper, write down your goals for your life. Don’t just include business goals; include community and family as well. They all interact. Life is not one-dimensional. I know this sounds somewhat philosophical. However, it’s a good time to re-connect with yourself to reconfirm if you are still centered on the right things.
With hectic work and lifestyles, we sometimes forget why we are doing what we are doing. It is certainly for more than just paying the bills. You should always be questioning and reconfirming your goals.
- Where do you want to be in 5 years? 10 years?
- What career path?
- What is the perfect job for you?
- If you didn't do what you currently do, what would you be doing?
- What do you want to do for your community, your church, etc.?
- What are your financial desires? Family aspirations?
- What do you want to be remembered for?
Once you have this outline, write down your educational strengths and weaknesses. Do the same with your experiences and insights. What is missing to get you where you need to go? Where are the gaps?
Highlight additional education, experience and insight you need to help you achieve your goals. Then build a plan to fulfill your potential.
Finally, develop your plan to pursue your goals.