Complete Your 1 Year Goals
It’s time to work on arguably the most exciting goal setting so far, the 1 year goal setting. This is really moving into the shorter term goal setting and really 1 year is not a long time!
You should have your ‘Goal Setting Worksheet’ open and be using all your 10, 5, 3 and 2 year goals as the outline to start breaking them down into smaller milestones for these 1 year goals.
The 5 step Goal Setting Process again is:
1 – Define What, Why and When
2 – Conformity
3 – Scope
4 – Develop a Blueprint
5 – Draw Up an Action Plan
Do you best to have a least 1 goal in all 8 areas of your life so you can see improvements across your entire life. Some areas each year will naturally outweigh others but do your best to keep some balance.
When focusing on the SMART goal setting, make sure the last part, the Time-based in really specific. Don’t just say you will achieve this be December 31st. Say you will achieve this by 5pm on Thursday the 15th of December 2016.
Remember to keep using the goal setting matrix with the priority of A, B or C and the difficulty of 1, 2 or 3.
Expect there to be considerations, fears and roadblocks appearing, if they are not chances are you are not setting your goals large enough.
Understand than even in the space of 1 year things change and you need to be flexible, be fluid and move with them. You may find you want to move the goal-posts yourself as circumstances in your life have changed and that is fine, adjust and keep pushing forward. You may find facts around what you are trying to achieve change and you are forced to move with this, that’s fine too!
Make sure you are persistent. NEVER GIVE UP! We want you to be able to do the same exercise of reflecting on last year in 12 months time and see just how far you’ve come! To be so motivated towards the pleasure you feel from all you have accomplished that this entire goal setting process just becomes habitual as the years go on.
Fill your 1 year goals in on your Goal Setting Worksheet but also print them out and have them somewhere that you can view them on a daily basis as a reminder of why you are doing what you are doing. Seeing these goals every day will allow your subconscious mind to go to work for you to help you achieve them. Plus seeing them daily will mean you are more aware of the decisions you are making on a daily basis to ensure they support the achievement of these goals.
Lastly, enjoy the journey, it’s not just about the destination and reaching these goals in the next 12 months! You need to enjoy the journey along the way, the process of working towards and achieving these goals. If you don’t enjoy the journey, it will make it significantly harder for you to reach your destination, your end goal. It’s time to stop swimming upstream and go with the current, you’ll be a lot happier and see significantly more success in all areas of your life.