also about how I am more of a long range goal planner, but how do
we combine the two? Today I plan to show
you how I am using my one word – margin – in order to guide and facilitate my
goals for the New Year.
planning for the New Year. One is
choosing a guiding word for the year – like margin for me; the other is to make
SMART goals (I am completely taking resolutions out of the choices here!). However, I like to combine the two.
these goals when the end of the year comes, or whatever time period I am using
to measure the goal, but I also like to have a guiding word to keep me on track
while writing the goals – and for life choices in general.
and it was a great word. I accomplished
more last year than I ever thought was possible, it was an amazing word that
worked to facilitate my goal creation for the year.
than slightly, actually), and knew that going into 2017 things were going to
have to change.
through any sort of discomfort to get a lot done. But, that is not how I want my year to be
this year. I don’t want to just push
year. This word is going to help guide
me while writing my goals for 2017.
bit about how I have the issue of wanting 10 years of goals to be finished by
the end of a one year time period – that is a little insane, but it is also how
my brain is wired.
don’t like to wait for things (this may be a result of the instant-everything
culture we live in currently, but that is a post for another day).
had at the end of 2016 (the totally burned out need a nap kind of feelings), I
easily chose my one word for 2017 – margin.
word to facilitate goal setting?
want to tackle this year. Some of them
might be able to easily be completed in a year, some may be a stretch, and some
might be completely insane yet I still write them down.
them. I talked about this a bit already
when talking about long range goal planning, but I need to take a realistic
look at the goals and see if they are a short term or long term goal.
that are in my “yearly goals” column.
with my guiding word, otherwise what is the point of choosing one word at
all? If I go through my goals and see
that I want to sign the kids up for all the activities while simultaneously
writing 5 blog posts each week, start daily vlogging, homeschooling using a
project based approach and making sure Lucy doesn’t tear the house apart (that
last one doesn’t necessarily qualify as a goal), there is no way that I see any
margin in those items. I need to back
year, these goals might actually be good for me.
5 blog posts I try for 2-3, instead of daily vlogging I will do a weekly vlog,
and the kids might only sign up for one activity in the season instead of
multiple activities. There is a lot more
margin in those goals instead of the previous list.
when you look at your list of goals, do they line up with your word?
you should be able to see hints of that word in all of them.
doesn’t it match? Is it something that
you really want to accomplish this year, or should it be moved to a long term
goal column? Or perhaps there is a way
to re-write that goal to be more in line with your word?
to look like, but not having it be realistic or attainable in the foreseeable
one word to facilitate goal setting?