The Helpful Tool of Goal Setting!

One of the best investments I have personally made this year is a goal setting book from Kikki K (stationary store in Melbourne). I have been setting goals for many years but never have I been so intentional about it as I have been this year. I read a quote recently saying, “The results of this coming year will be determined by the intentionality with which you live your life.” To help you become intentional, I encourage you to set goals with the following suggestions in mind.

Create 5 Categories – I set goals under the following 5 categories:

  1. Personal development (Includes spiritual goals)
  2. Family and Relationships
  3. Career and Finance
  4. Health and Fitness
  5. Life Dreams

Define Goals – Under each of these categories define some goals. Don’t have too many more than 10 goals in each. Your goals should be:

  • Specific
  • Measurable
  • Attainable
  • Relevant
  • Timely

Set a DATE you want to achieve them by – Include a little completed box next to it, to tick when you have accomplished the goal.

Answer 2 questions of yourself:

  1. Why do i want to achieve this goal?
  2. What are the obstacles holding me back?

Define the steps to get there – Include in this the date to be achieved, the details involved in the step and the reward you will give yourself once you have taken that step.

After completing this exercise for the different areas of my life, I feel more confident and focused than ever before and I have a real strategy for getting closer to my goals. Put these principles into action and I hope you will be able to say the same.

Grace!

One comment

  1. Great, practical advice Corey.

    You can’t go wrong with SMART goals. I haven’t heard of the goal-setting books from Smiggles before, I’ll have to check them out.

    All the best for the year ahead mate and set big goals because you have a big God!

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