The new year is approaching quickly! Which means we will see the “New Year, New Me” posts. Nothing wrong with that, but what exactly does that mean? What that means for most is a big dream or hope.
I’m here to help you actually fulfill these dreams, hopes and aspirations by providing you a rough template to setting some realistic goals for 2020.
Here are my recommendations for setting and reaching your goals in 2020.
1) Keep the list short.
Too often the list is filled with a ton of goals and becomes frustrating and overwhelming. Ultimately because of this none of these goals are accomplished.
I recommend keeping the list to 3 goals, no more than 5. This will help you stay focused on a few things at a time.
You can set these goals on a daily, weekly, monthly or quarterly basis. However you decide to do it, will allow you to stay focused and locked in on a few things at a time.
Remember you can always set new goals after you accomplish the first set of goals.
2) Start with easy and achievable goals.
Now I’m not saying that you shouldn’t set big goals. I think it’s a good thing to set big goals! In order to reach these big goals we need to set smaller goals that will push us towards our end goals.
This will also get us into a routine, boost our confidence and keep us focused on the big tasks at hand.
Think of these small goals as milestones. By hitting each milestone we will be moving closer and closer towards our end goal.
3) Write out the steps it will take to obtain each of these goals.
Take the time to write out each step and what it will take to accomplish the goal in detail or bullet point.
It’s easy to set goals but without having a plan it’s easy to get frustrated and ultimately give up on something.
4) Write out any potential obstacles.
Once you’ve outlined the steps to achieve your goals, identify potential obstacles.
Obstacles can be anything from:
By identifying these potential obstacles you can adjust your steps or plan and how you will avoid or get around these obstacles.
Take some time and write it out. I’d love to hear what some of your goals are for 2020 by sending me a message or email!
- Coach Jerry
P.S. Be on the look out next week for our 8 Step Self-Assessment Guide, which will also be a great resource to setting and achieving your goals!