New Year's Goals
HOW TO MANAGE YOUR 2020 PLANS & TRULY REACH YOUR GOALS
IT’S DAY 2, TIME TO GET STARTED ON THOSE GOALS.
Now that the holidays (and their hangovers) are officially over, we can step back and get a little perspective!This first few days of the year gives us the clarity to tackle our goals. As you may know from this post or this one, I never try any new year’s resolutions. I have, however, been working on a few goals for the past three to four months.
IN THAT TIME, I HAVE BEEN USING A SET FORMULA TO TACKLE THESE GOALS.
First off, I think of a few broad categories that I would like to address in the next few months. I write out the highest priority topics. [Last quarter they were: marriage, home, blog, finance. This quarter I went a little easier on myself with just three goal categories: love, home, and blog.] These quarter categories are then broken up into a few line items I think I would like to (and have the ability to) work on in the next three months.
With each line item I assess. I think about whether I can work on this in the set time frame and actually find a measurable end, this becomes the goal.
IN ORDER TO REACH THE GOAL, I HAVE TO BREAK IT UP, INTO MY ACTION PLAN.
Here I list all of the things that need to be done — no particular order or time deadlines. I’ll add those later. The action plan is the portion in which I will decide which tasks to place where on my calendar. This is how I create my timeline. Certain tasks each month will help me reach my goal in digestible chunks over the course of the quarter.Those chunks are often spread out over weeks. Sometimes they are as simple as finding pricing for a certain product or researching a class online. Each chunk (my tasks) are items I can check off as done, pending, migrated, or delegated.
I plot all of this out in my bullet journal. If you click here you can download a printable version of the ways I map out my quarter goals. I included an easy sample video in case you want to see it’s application, too. Let me know how it goes!