Goal Settings for the Decade
We are now in a new decade! It’s almost like we ended one chapter in our life and began another in 2020.
Many of us find that at some point approaching the end of a year and when beginning a new one, we do reflect back and reminisce on all the great things that we have achieved and the failures that we endured. Knowing and understanding that the failures that we encountered in life are simply life’s lessons that we go through and that we can always take positive steps to make the situation better. Reflecting back on the last decade can also be a good thing too as it can also encourage us to think about the future and what life goals we would like to achieve. The beginning of a new decade is also a great time to actually assess where we are in life and where we would like to be a decade from now.
So how do you go about creating these new goals?
Well first things first. It’s important to actually visually see your goals written in an easy format and visible to you often. So maybe on a refrigerator or maybe on a notice board at home in your office. But somewhere you can see them now and again.
So grab a pen and paper and start thinking about your life.
Then start listing categories which are important to you in your life. Such as family, kids, career, vacations, your home, finances, education etc
Then next to each important category, write down in a single sentence what you would like to achieve with each of the important things in your life in the next year. Again its important to make these goals achievable and doable.
Then after considering each important goal you wish to achieve in the next year, consider what goals you would like to achieve with each of the categories in the next 3 years and five years even!
Once you have done that, consider next how and what measures you are going to take to bring about these new goals that you have created for yourself.
Just remember that creating new reachable goals is the key to succeeding in future goals that you create for yourself. Small achievable goals are best.
Setting your sights on very ambitious goals which are sometimes hard to achieve can result in people giving up and not sticking to them.
So remember, the key is to reflect on key points that are important to you, and to think how are you going to make those points better in your life better.
It’s wonderful way to reflect on one’s life and to create a positive outlook for yourself.
Talking to a therapist can also help you maintain and keep on track with your goals for the year too!
Here’s to sending you the very best wishes and success in your life goals for the year!
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