At the end of each year, it’s a great time to reflect on all of our accomplishments on the year that was. It is also the time to sit down and get clear on what you want to achieve in the following year. There are many goal-setting exercises all over the web, but this one from Jim Rohn does the job beautifully!
1. Think to yourself – “What do I want in the next 1-10 years?”
2. Take 12-15mins and write down 50 goals that you would like to accomplish in the next 10 years.
3. Keep the following questions in mind as you are mapping out your goals – “What do I want to do?” “What do I want to be?” “What do I want to see?” “What do I want to have?” “Where do I want to go?” & “What would I like to share?“
4. Now, place a 1,3,5, or 10 next to each of the goals on the list (the numbers represent the year in which you will achieve that goal).
5. Have a look at your list. Are your goals balanced across the years? If not, go back and re-examine your goals.
6. Now condense your list to only 4 per year (1,3,5,10)
7. For each of the 16 goals write out a detailed description (ex. if it’s a car include the colour, interior, etc.)
8. Next, write a detailed explanation as to why you would like to achieve it and what it would be to you in achieving the goal. Once you are clear on the “why”, the “how” takes place.
9. Revisit your goals as often as you can. It may even be a good idea to create a sort of vision board incorporating your goals.
Have fun with it! I wish you all the successes, joy & peace in 2013!