Wednesday, December 10, 2008

setting goals

There is so much out there about goal setting. I'm sure you've heard it. Goals should be specific and measurable, etc. A very long time ago I heard something on Dave Ramsey about setting annual goals in seven different categories. I did that last year, but quite frankly I didn't do very good follow-up and I am not sure I even know what all my goals were, nor if I met them. So with the new year fast approaching (three more weeks!!) I figured I need to start thinking about my goals for next year. I guess these are similar to resolutions, in a way. Though maybe really resolutions are typically thing you're not going to do, whereas goals are things you want to try to do. I don't know, whatever, semantics. Anyway, here are the seven categories, in case anyone else wants to play along at home and better yourselves for '09, as well:
  • career
  • financial
  • spiritual
  • physical
  • intellectual
  • family
  • social

I don't know what my goals are going to be yet in these areas, but at least this gets me started. I can actually think of a few off the top of my head, maybe more than one in some areas. Apparently I have a lot of work to do.

1 comment:

  1. If you'd like a tool for setting your goals, you can use this web application:

    http://www.Gtdagenda.com

    You can use it to manage your goals, projects and tasks, set next actions and contexts, use checklists, schedules and a calendar.
    A mobile version is available too.

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