In this video, explore what yearly goals are and how to use them to prioritize.
- I'm not a fan of new years resolutions but I am a fan of setting goals. That's because goals can be turned into projects in fewer steps than resolutions can. Once you've set some goals for the year, you need to make sure that you foster them or they will fail to be realized. Keeping your yearly goals may seem impossible but it doesn't have to be that way. Here are three things you can do to make sure you can connect with your yearly goals and prioritize them better than ever. Number one, connect with your yearly goals no less than once per week. You can easily lose sight of what you want to prioritize over the course of a year so creating a reminder to review those goals once per week will help you stay on target. Number two, get real with your yearly goals. There's a reason that new years resolutions fall by the wayside so early in the calendar year. It's because they're often too ambitious. One way you can keep your yearly goals in check is by narrowing their scope. So instead of having a goal called get in shape, make it more manageable and measurable by calling it lose 25 pounds and maintain that weight. The narrower your scope, the clearer your goals will be and that makes them more achievable. Number three, don't get caught up in the calendar year. I'm a big believer that you can start the year you want anytime you want. I even wrote a book about it. So instead of attaching yearly goals to January first, find a start date that works better for you. I start my year on September first because it mirrors the school year. I slow down in the summer like my children do and then pick things up when they go back to school. If January first doesn't make sense for you to kick off your year, find a day that does. You can turn your yearly goals into reality but it's going to take making them a priority to make that happen. When you follow through on the steps I've mentioned, then instead of pushing those goals aside, you'll be able to propel them, and yourself, forward over the course of the year.
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- What prioritization really means
- The mindset to prioritize
- To-do list questions
- Creating attention paths
- Cultivating awareness, clarity, and focus
- Using time theming as an attention path
- Using modes as an attention path
- Journaling and chronicling