What do you want in 2013?
Give yourself a few days at least to think about what you achieved last year, what worked, what didn’t, and perhaps why … this will help with setting goals that are realistic.
Where to start?
3 possible starting points …
1. What things are important to you?
What do you want to ensure that you keep (or create) in your life?
2. Starting from “OK”
If everything’s OK but you want it to be better, take a more strategic approach and look at the different areas of your life.
- family & friends
- work / career
- personal development
- hobbies and interests
- health & fitness
Review each area and give it a score out of 10 for how content you are. The lower scoring ones may point you towards areas where you want to create goals for 2013.
3. What are the main issues for you right now?
You may have some areas that are more pressing right now; things that you want to change as a matter of urgency (e.g. new job, saving money, spending more time with a family member)
And don’t forget …
- Make sure your goals are what you want for yourself, not what someone else wants for you. Likewise, you can’t control others, so don’t set goals that are about someone else changing something, or behaving differently … it will be very difficult to ensure this goal is met! Instead, consider what changes you could make in this area to improve the situation.
- Dare to dream a little! Someone challenged me to do this with regard to my business goals last year, and some of them came true 9 months early!
- Send yourself a postcard!
More on goal-setting next week
How do you start the thinking process when setting yourself goals?
Thank you for taking time to read this blog.
I’m Debbie Inglis, a performance coach, mentor and trainer, working with Heads, Principals, School leaders and their teams to maximise leadership performance, create more effective, confident, and motivated teams … in a way that brings out the best in you.