YOUR GOALS SHOULD BE VARIED

Choose from your Personal Development List, Economic or Financial List, Contribution list and Things List—a mix of short-range, medium and long-range, challenging and semi-challenging.

It is always more balanced, exciting and motivating.

ONE GOAL AT A TIME

FOCUS all your energy on this goal.

Does it connect with other goals when you write it down?

“IT IS ALL ABOUT TIMING”, OR IS IT?

Some goals will be:

  • Long-range (LR):              Three years and more

To keep you on track and reduce the possibility of short-range frustrations.

  • Medium-range (MR):        Anything between one and two years.
  • Short-range (SR):             Anything from one day to one year

To keep you disciplined and in touch with your daily reality.

Some goals will:

  • Be Ongoing Goals: with a starting date (health, habits, etc.) and no end date.
  • Some will have an end date (no “dead” lines) that applies appropriate pressure while still being achievable. Time is required to achieve a specific and measurable outcome.

Give yourself enough time to accomplish complex goals:

  • It often takes longer than we think.

If it will take an hour to write an article, schedule an hour and a half.

The worst-case scenario is that you end up with free time.

Read more about this in this Wikipedia link about the Planning fallacy.

  • Giving a date to goals also helps to understand its complexity and how realistic it is.
  • The right amount of tension helps the tightrope walker reach her destination.