Goal Setting - Prioritize & Triage
On Tuesday, my blog talked all about dreaming the future life you want. Now we have to sort through those dreams to categorize and prioritize them based on time. This will make it much easier to see the broad picture and easily break it down into bite sized, manageable pieces.
Pull out the work you completed about your future life. Once you have it, we need to break it down into goals and eventually actionable steps to achieve those goals.
First, let's look at your dream life and break these visions out based on what area of life they relate to. If you have another area not mentioned below, feel free to add it to your own personal list.
Then we're going to break those down by time frame. Next to each item, write if it is something you are hoping to achieve in:
Grab another piece of paper and rewrite them. Sort them out by time frame and by area of life. You really want to try and hit a few of the areas of your life in each of your time frames in order to have a truly balanced life. If you only have items in your Work Life for a set time frame, try to imagine other areas of your life during that time frame and write some visions for those areas as well. You don't want to live a one dimensional life or become a workaholic. Seek balance using this exercise. I'm not saying you have to have something written down for everything for all times, but seek out at least three areas for each time frame.
Next week, I'll be posting about how to turn this list into goals with an action plan to achieve them. I'll also have a post all about how to eliminate the self-sabotage/defeatist attitude that many of us use to get out of really pushing ourselves to set difficult but achievable goals.
Leave a comment on how you found this exercise. Is it hard to visualize yourself in the future? Are you the 'Type-A' personality that has so many things you want to accomplish your head is spinning? Leave a comment or a question. Always happy to help.
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As always, I'm here to be of assistance - please reach out if I can help in any way.
Until next time,