Goal Setting in 2013 – 4 Tips for Great Goal Setting

Jan 09, 2013

As we enter 2013  many of us have identified goals we hope to achieve: career, family, mental, spiritual and the list goes on.  Below are 4 tips to establishing strong personal goals to help inspire you.

1. Review what you have learned in the past year. Sit down and brainstorm a list of your most meaningful moments, events, memories, accomplishments, and mistakes. Try to extract lessons from those things that you can use.

2. Honestly identify problems you have. This is tough to identify and admit, but we limit our own growth with chronic bad habits. What are those 2 or 3 habits you have that impede your personal growth? If you can’t answer that question, think about the 2 or 3 things you wish you could do better. What’s preventing you from doing them?

3. Ask yourself 3 simple questions, and truly answer them: What are your passions? What are your values? What is your purpose? If you take the time to sit down, clear your mind, and truly answer these questions, you’ll shift your focus to lining up your life with them.

4. Set no more than 3 achievable, memorable goals that you can do one at a time (linearly, so you aren’t trying to accomplish more than one at a time). Then, track your progress. Make sure you accomplish one of these goals in the first two months to capitalize on the power of momentum!