This is the first entry in a five part series on goal setting for 2020.
The last two weeks of the year, I take time from work to focus on my goals for the upcoming year. It is also an opportunity for me to reflect on the current year and hold myself accountable to having completed the goals I previously set.
Instead of setting resolutions that you’re likely to break, try monthly goals to keep you focused.
2019 was definitely a year of transition. I felt this constant tugging that I should be doing more than what I was doing. While I had always made myself available for speaking either in one-on-one coaching or at corporate and non-profit events, the constant change in my professional life kept telling me that I was living up to my fullest potential. This reminder served as the catalyst for my 2020 word of the year. I not only want to live; I want to thrive in all areas of my life. The launch of this blog is just one example of that.
Goal Planning Tools
Once I have my focus word of the year, it’s time to gather my goal planning tools. I am a #plannerbabe, so for me it’s important to write down my goals in my Happy Planner. You can use any planner of your choice, vision board, journal or piece of paper. I get no compensation if you click through, this is simply my personal favorite choice. The point is to write your goals down so that you can refer to them throughout the year. You could also save them electronically which is also a favorite of mine so that I have my goals with me at all times in my phone.
To ensure flexibility as plans change, my go-to pens are the Pilot Frixion erasable pens. The family pack gives an assortment of pens, highlighters, and colors.
The areas that I focus on each year include:
- My faith
- My family and friends
- My fitness
- My finances
I will share more details about my goals as the month progresses. For now, I am excited about the potential a new year and decade brings.
What is one goal you have set for 2020?
Title Musical Nod: Rise Up (Andra Day)