Ah, back to setting our 2017 resolutions! Now that we’ve set our priorities in Part 1, we need to break down our year.
I think that part of the reason New Year’s Resolutions are so easy to break is because we have a whole year to do them! If you wanted to get in shape, but you don’t today. That’s okay! Because you have a whole year to get in shape. But tomorrow, we can just say the same thing. And the day after too. And the day after until we realize the year is almost over.
So we break the year into smaller chunks before beginning to work on our resolutions. You can decide how you want to break down your year. It can be into quarters – or 12 weeks with 4 buffer weeks (as in Brian Moran’s 12 Week Year) or into months as I used to do. I find that the “12 week year,” gives me enough time to plan long term and short term, but at one point I needed to stay focused on the short term.
So maybe you want to experiment with this a little or maybe you already know which works better for you. This week we are going to break down our year and write our goals.
You are going to want to grab your list of priorities from last week, and then decide where you want to be after the first quarter, or month, of the year. These don’t necessarily have to be quantifiable goals yet. They can be. If you know you want to be making $xx, then by all means, write it now. But maybe you just know you want to be more patient with your children. And you’re not sure how to quantify that right now, it’s okay. That will fall into place next week.
So your challenge for this week is to:
– decide if you want to do quarterly or monthly goals
– using your priorities list, write out your goals for your time frame
Try not to make too many. 1 or 2 for each priority is probably plenty. Have fun!
Priority 1: My Children
1. Show more patience.
2. Maintain our new after-school routine.
Priority 2: My finances
3. $XX – Yup that was me in the example.
Priority 3: My health and wellness
4. Maintain my morning and night routines.
5. Improve my meal planning system.
Priority 4: My Blog
6. Increase my reach.
7. Create a course and 2 pdf booklets.
8. I want to continue to grow my knowledge in my field and in the business field. Continue to update and get better.