Hey guys! Welcome back. I hope you are having a great week. As many of you may know I am a very big advocate for setting goals and having something to work towards. I like setting monthly goals, yearly goals, and even weekly goals. And today I thought I would share part of my process for how I set my goals and how I come up with them each week or month. These questions could work for yearly goals, but I have a different process for that. But these are the big questions I ask myself particularly at the start of every month when I am setting new goals.
What do I feel called to this month?
This is a big one that I saw someone had talked about a couple of years ago. I thought it was a really great idea to ask yourself this because a lot of times our goals come from whatever we feel is the most important in our lives at that time. What I feel called to is usually what I try to start with and I try to see if there is a way for me to pull some goals from whatever that is. And I always start with this question because it gives me a general idea of what I am working towards and I can kind of move forward from there and see where the rest of the questions lead me.
What do I want to create?
As someone who spends a great deal of time creating content, one of my biggest questions I have to ask myself every month is what do I want to create? Whether that be content, an environment, or something just for myself, I always try to have some kind of idea of what I want to create in that new week or month. It’s something that not only gives me a direction in terms of content, but also allows me to create a goal for myself that is centered around creativity. It is something I always look forward to and one of my favorite goals to set for myself.
How much space in my life do I have?
This is a really important one. When I am setting goals for myself, for the week or the month, I have to take a look at what I have going on already. I look at my calendar to see how much time I have. I look at my goals to see how much time I am already committing. I just try to evaluate everything I can to see what I am putting on my plate. If my plate looks super full already I may not have as many goals that I set for myself. Or they may be smaller, more concise goals. And if I have less on my plate already I may have a few more goals that I set for myself.
What will I need to do consistently each week?
When it comes to setting goals, one of the biggest struggles I have is actually sticking to them. I have never had any issues with setting goals for myself, even realistic goals, but I have had trouble with sticking to them and actually reaching them in the past. So one thing I always try to do now is look at my goals and figure out what I am going to have to do consistently each week in order to reach those goals. I make a list of things I am committing to with my goals, whatever they may be, and make sure I put things in my calendar as needed to make sure I keep up with them.
What will I need to do each day?
Just like having things I will need to do each week, there may also be goals I have where I will need to do something everyday. This is not as common and I usually don’t have goals like this because they tend to not be super practical or realistic for me, but on the off chance that there is something I just like to make sure. And if there is a goal I have, like if I want to make sure I am drinking a certain amount of water if I feel like I have fallen off track, I will try to make sure I remember that is something I will be keeping track of everyday and I like to set reminders where possible.
Am I committed to these goals?
This question comes once I have set all of my goals and I have a pretty good idea of what my week or monthly goals are going to look like moving forward. Once I have them all set I ask myself if I am really committed. On a scale of one to ten I decide just how committed I am to each goal. Anything below a seven is immediately dropped because if it’s not a solid seven I know the chances of me actually following through with it probably aren’t very likely. Even with an eight or a nine I really question whether I am going to keep it or if I need to make changes.
And those are the questions I ask myself when I start setting goals for my week or my month. They help me get myself in the right direction. Thank you so much for stopping by! I really hope you enjoyed this. Please like it if you did. Let us know in the comments if you have any questions you ask yourself when you are setting goals or if you have a different process. I always love hearing about different ideas and different ways of doing things. Don’t forget to follow before you leave if you have not already and I hope to see you next time!
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