Let’s talk about goal setting – stay with me here it’s not as daggy as you think!!
In the past I always stayed clear of going down this path, maybe because I thought it would just set me up for failure and disappointment, but then again this was years ago and my goal was probably something along the lines of ‘be a millionaire by 20’ and ‘marry Leonardo DiCaprio’ – unclear and unrealistic..
Luckily I came around! It was after taking pen to paper assessing my current ‘path’ and where I actually wanted to be, that I realized how far from it I really was. I was just coasting along letting things happen rather than making things happen. Needless to say, I am now a big fan and attribute this to some pretty big changes in my life!
Think of goal settings as New Year’s resolutions pumped up with a mini marketing plan to back them up.
So what I want you to do is pour yourself a cuppa, get out some pens and papers and get writing!!
Break things up into sections – relationships (friends/family/partner), career (current/dream career/courses etc), health (exercise/nutrition), home/life.
Ask yourself what you were grateful in 2012, what did you discover?
What were the achievements that you were proud of and how can you build on them in 2013?
What about the people in your life – who supported you (and who kind of pissed you off or could do without in your life)? Write down a couple of answers for each.
Then look at the year ahead – what are your top 3 goals and what tools do you need to help reach your goals?
Write what your ideal year ahead looks like and map out how your going to make this happen!!
So what was I most grateful in 2012?
Mine was having an amazing boyfriend (now fiancé!), family and friends in my life, living in a beautiful city, two great jobs, the opportunity to travel (Nepal, London, Paris and New York) and my pup to love!!
To help you with this task you should most definitely check out a fab website I stumbled across – www.susannahconway.com – it has a handy document to print out and helps you, step by step, to address your 2013 goals. Its simple, clear and I couldn’t do it any better if I tried! You can find it here. She also has a bunch of e-courses for you to check out, so spend some time on her site.
Give it a shot and hopefully it will open your eyes too!
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