Friday, January 7, 2011

Goal setting 2011

New year, new time to set goals.
What great time to reflect on the following year and do better this year. It was so great sitting down with my spouse and setting goals for our future. We made them last week, here are some things we read about or discussed before we set or goals:

Why goals were important:
They bring much happiness and growth
We can become even better than we are
We will be more prepared for the future
Down the road we will feel more fulfilled with our lives bc we have already taken advantage of many opportunities and have less regrets.
We have direction in our life and a plan
We decide and make things a priority
Less time could be wasted
Be on same page as spouse

When making goals:
Make goals long-term and short-term
See where you want to be in a year, where do you want to be in the future.
With a spouse, make goals individually AND together
Goals come in many categories: spiritually, work, academically, health, etc.
Put a number with your goal to make it measurable, for instance saying you will go to the gym.... Compared to... Going to the gym 4 times a week makes a difference
Set smaller goals among the way for the bigger goals
Look at the s.m.a.r.t goals

Just remember, right now you could be doing good, but as Elder Holland says we can be better and then our BEST selfs. Setting goals can help us be that "better" self

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