Setting goals doesn’t have to be hard, but if you want to succeed, it must be done!
In this series, we have talked about what to do before you get started setting your goals.
We have also talked about some guidelines to follow when setting your goals.
Today, let’s jump in and start setting them.
Goal Setting 101 – Set your Goals
When you think of your goals, think about a pyramid.
You want to start with a larger goal and work your way down into manageable tasks. For example; I want to be a better wife. If I make that my goal for 2015, it isn’t measurable, I don’t have any steps to take to get there. I would just spend 2015 hoping that by the end of the year, I will somehow be better.
Rather than that method (hence the reason why resolutions don’t really work), make your goals and break them down into smaller steps
For example, in the goal to become a better wife, I had to think about a few ways I felt like I could be better. One of the ways was to spend more time with my husband and make our marriage a priority. Spending more time with my husband is still not specific enough, so I had to narrow it down into smaller tasks.
- Ten minutes of couch time each day
- One in home date each week
- One kid free date each month
- One overnight getaway this year (without kids)
Each of those follow our AMPS plan from yesterday.
Goal Setting 101 – Set your Goals Homework
- Take the big goals that you have and break them into more manageable chunks (called sub goals).
- From those sub goals, write a list of tasks or ways that you can accomplish each of your goals
You can do it! I know you can! Come back tomorrow to see my full set of 2015 goals.
What are some big goals that you have?