Every single Christmas holidays I write out my goals for the following year.
So far these yuletide goal setting sessions have helped me to:
- Increase my personal net worth
- Train to become a fitness instructor
- Become a happier person
The goals are not detailed. They do not even have a set of steps to follow in order to reach particular goals.
The goals are just a simple list of things I’d like to achieve for the coming year.
I’m not fond of details and simply see each goal as a target to aim for whilst self-correcting on course to meet the target/goal.
I do not even set time limits although I expect each goal to be completed within the following year.
I’ve so far managed to achieve every goal I’ve set which has lead me to set seemingly more ‘difficult’ goals to achieve the next time around.
Setting Goals: As Simple As ABC
I’m a bit lazy and so the very act of setting goals needs to be something that I’m actually motivated to do so I always start by making a small list of the things that would make me happy rater than target setting straight away.
I don’t see why not.
The list has to include the things that are personal to me and make a material difference to my well-being.
It is a purely selfish process.
Once I’ve finished the ‘happiness’ list I then turn it into a ‘goal’ list’ so that leaner body becomes ‘sign up to a slimming program and track results’.
Simple. Easy. Achievable.
Over To You
Goal setting isn’t about the details, lists or corporate spiel.
It’s really a way to structure your own happiness.
What would make you happy? Can you turn your happiness goals into achievable goals?
Go on, give yourself some major happiness.