Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Setting Goals.....

So most people are tired of making new years resolutions. One thing I love to do is set goals and think about the future and what i really want to accomplish in life. The thing is, we only have one life to live and oftentimes if we're not purposeful about living, the days will pass by. That's not all bad. Of course if you have family and great friends and you're spending that time with them, maybe that's purposeful enough.

I guess for me, I enjoy setting something in my sights and then working towards accomplishing it. It can be in little things or in big things. I've been trying to clean out my email inbox and we all know how tedious that can be. I just found an email about setting goals and thought I'd post it.


To give a broad, balanced coverage of all important areas in your life, try to set goals in some of these categories (or in categories of your own, where these are important to you):

Do you want to achieve any artistic goals? If so, what?

Is any part of your mindset holding you back? Is there any part of the way that you behave that upsets you? If so, set a goal to improve your behavior or find a solution to the problem.

What level do you want to reach in your career?

Is there any knowledge you want to acquire in particular? What information and skills will you need to achieve other goals?

Do you want to be a husband/wife or a parent? If so, how are you going to be a good husband/wife or parent? How do you want to be seen by a partner or by members of your extended family? If you are a husband/wife/parent, how can you improve the quality of these relationships?

How much do you want to earn by what stage? Are you weighed down by debts? What plan can you create and do that will help you get free of those debts?

Are there any athletic goals you want to achieve? Do you want good health deep into old age? What steps are you going to take to achieve this?

How do you want to enjoy yourself? - you should ensure that some of your life is for you!

Public Service:
Do you want to make the world a better place? If so, how?

Spend some time brainstorming these, and then select one goal in each category that best reflects what you want to do.

Then consider trimming again so that you have a small number of really significant goals on which you can focus.

As you do this, make sure that the goals that you have set are ones that you genuinely want to achieve, not ones that your parents, family, or employers might want (if you have a partner, you probably want to consider what he or she wants, however make sure you also remain true to yourself!)

1 comment:

Cliff said...

Hey Jen,

Happy new year...

I tend to see these a mix of things all blurred together.

For example, pleasure can be from training, work or family.

Though, there is one goal I have is to cost more for Christ. This can be in the form of fellowship, serving Church, helping a brother or a sister or going out and help those who are in need.

Yet, I guess i will end up with a similair list of goals as you wrote in this blog.