Personal Goal Setting : Working on my 5-10 year plan

Monday, September 12, 2011

A goal without a plan is just a wish.
I have been talking about writing out my personal goals for the next 5-10 years for the past couple of weeks. Not knowing where to start, I headed to the internet to help me on how to get started.
Below are some great examples to begin the brainstorming process. I'm going to select one or more goals in each category that best reflect what I want to do.

I know that I have to be S.M.A.R.T. about my goals.
  • S - Specific (or Significant).
  • M - Measurable (or Meaningful).
  • A - Attainable (or Action-Oriented).
  • R - Relevant (or Rewarding).
  • T - Time-bound (or Trackable).

1. Personal Development Module – Rediscover the best of yourself…
Personal Development
  • Reading and learning
  • Growing your comfort zone, trying new things, overcoming fears
  • Courses, education and training
  • Improving personal habits
  • Spirituality, mindfulness and uplifting surroundings
You’ll rekindle the fire in your belly.

2. Health & Fitness – Get your body on track…
Health & Fitness
  • Food and emotional eating
  • Creating an exercise program
  • Dealing with excuses and motivation
  • Health, wellbeing, looking and feeling good
  • Self-care, stress and energy
3. Career & Work – Accelerate your career and business goals…
Career and Work
  • Optimizing work, performance and relationships
  • Getting promoted
  • Finding a new job or career
  • Starting a business
4. Fun & Recreation – Re-ignite your spark…
Fun and Recreation
  • Sports, activities, hobbies, interests
  • Creative expression
  • Personal or family projects
  • Holidays and travel
  • Entertainment – books and movies
You’ll ‘Sharpen the saw’ with activities that refresh you.
5. Managing Technology – Take charge of technology at home and work…
Managing Technology
  • Computer files, software, backups
  • Emails – processing, filing, streamlining
  • Gadgets – cell phones, PDAs, iPods
  • Internet and Web 2.0
You’ll use technology to serve you, not be a burden.
6. My Home – Create a home you love to share…
My Home
  • Creating a home you love, room by room
  • Clearing clutter
  • Organizing household systems and paperwork
  • Sorting car and garage
  • Simplifying home and life
You’ll be happy in a space that reflects your values and sense of style.
7. Personal Presentation – Express your best self…
Personal Presentation
  • Dressing for your life and what suits you
  • Having an organized closet
  • Skincare, grooming, poise
  • Handbag, briefcase, diary, wallet
You’ll do your own makeover and boost your confidence.
8. Strategies for Happiness – Create more happiness in your life…
Strategies for Happiness
  • Creating a happiness mindset
  • Optimism and beliefs
  • Goals and happiness
  • Research-based strategies for happiness
  • Releasing barriers to happiness
You’ll get proactive about being happier.
9. Money & Finance – Get your financial life sorted…
Money and Finance
  • Debts, bills and expenses
  • Savings and investment
  • Budgeting and financial records
  • Insurance and protection
  • Advice and knowledge
You’ll organize the steps to achieving your financial aims.
10. My Relationships – Enjoy better relationships…
My Relationships
  • Taking stock of relationships
  • Finding new relationships
  • Reducing energy drainers
  • Meeting people, communicating better, handling conflict, being more assertive
You’ll improve what’s working and target what needs to change in your relationships.
11. Time Management – Free up your life…
Time Management
  • Analyzing your schedule
  • Streamlining your schedule
  • Hidden time wasters and self-sabotage
  • Creating an ideal schedule
You’ll manage your time to reflect what matters and stop self sabotage.
12. My Family – Organize heartfelt family matters…
My Family
  • Supporting your spouse/partner
  • Helping/coaching your children with school and home challenges
  • Planning actions and conversations with family
  • Celebrating family occasions

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