I will be launching a new service in January 2018 that will help you create clarity around your goals, certainty about what to do, and help you provide a greater impact on your work environment.
In the meantime, I’d like to share a free PDF containing a useful personal prioritization exercise to help you get started.
I hope you can join me on this journey!
Let’s return to comfortable territory. Goal setting!
I find there are two types of goals:
- Destination Goals: “By the end of 2018, I will launch my new product and have at least 5 clients.”
- Process Goals: “I will meditate 15 minutes per day at least 5 days per week this year.”
I use both.
Sometimes, the process goals help move you towards your destination goals.
Example: Destination goal – Lose 25 pounds. Process goal – Replace my morning latte with water at least 5 days per week.
Sometimes, the process IS the destination.
Example: Meditate 15 minutes per day at least 5 days per week.
There isn’t a particular destination. I keep receiving feedback from my friends that the practice makes me a nicer person to be around. Better relationships seem like a good enough reason for me to keep meditating.
Free write all of the things you want to accomplish in 2018.
It doesn’t matter how “ridiculous” or “stupid” or “unrealistic” the goal appears.
Over the weekend – write down anything else that comes up.
We are going to ask some questions about these goals next week.
Michael Hyatt is one of my favorite goal-setting and prioritization gurus. Two books I recommend if you want a deep dive into this process (both Amazon Affiliate links):
Living Forward: A Proven Plan to Stop Drifting and Get the Life You Want – He walks you through a comprehensive goal-setting process in this book.
Your Best Year Ever: A 5-Step Plan for Achieving Your Most Important Goals – This book provides more immediate and focused guidance for the year.