As we look into 2019, it is important to think about what you would like to complete with the 365 days you will be given this year. You may want to first take an in inventory of your life. What are some areas you wish to grow in, where are you struggling? Here is a simple exercise to help get you started.
1. Make a list of 3 things that you would like to achieve this year
- This can be anything, some areas you may want to consider are your health, finances, relationships, career etc.
2. Next you will want to break your goals into steps
- For example, if you would like to save $1000 by the end of the year, then some steps would be:
*Do a budget to see how much you currently have left to save each month, this step may have more steps to it, for example you may need to speak with someone to help you to determine how to make a budget, open a savings account, and calculate how much you will need to save each month to reach your goal by the end of the year
3. Schedule in a calendar or on a notebook, when you plan to begin working on these steps
- For example, write on your calendar the day that you will work out a budget and how much you will need to save each month on your calendar, if you need to take on a second job to increase income, then you would add to your calendar a day that you will work on your resume and day that you will begin sending the resume out etc.
Once you begin to write down your goals, you may begin to realize that some goals may need to wait while you achieve other steps towards fulfilling them this year. If you find that you have written down goals that you will begin working towards this year, but are not able to fully complete this year, the overall goal will go on a 3 or 5 year goal plan, making it a long term goal. The idea is to start with taking an inventory, deciding what you want to change, listing some goals, breaking them into steps and putting them on your calendar.
Take care everyone, we are starting 2019 with hope and excitement for your coming year! Thanks for reading and we hope you make this year a year of achievement.