If you have just stumbled upon this series, welcome. Today we’re talking about focus goals, or how to put a focus on your goals. Feel free to refer to part 1 and 2, as mentioned below.
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A quick recap of where we are:
In Part 1 of the series, we reflected on 2017. The process included asking ourselves 10 questions relevant to 2017 to identify what we did right in 2017 and where we could improve in 2018. Question 7 of the self-reflection had us consider a goal we had laid the foundation for during 2017, in order to help us identify a single major goal for 2018.
The second part of the series is designed to help you choose a goal for 2018! As part of our goal setting strategy, we chose a word for the year that aligns with that goal. As well as applicable focus areas that will drive the goal success!
Part 3 is really where the work begins! Placing focus on our goals daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly will help change behaviour and drive success.
The aim in part 3 is to plan the steps that you will need to follow, throughout the year, in order to succeed at your goal. Before we get to the nitty gritty’s of planning our focus goals, I’d like to reiterate a couple of thoughts I included in the guide. These are extremely important to me, mainly because (1.) I have been failing at smashing my goals enough times to recognise some of the patterns and (2.) there’s still time to make adjustments before we go into 2018 full force.
- It’s import to look for what went right in 2017! Not only will it bring joy to know you succeeded in certain areas of life – no matter how small and irrelevant it may seem. It will also cultivate gratitude and appreciation!
- Recognise the fact that you do not have control over some things.
- Avoid choosing a goal, where you have little control! For years, working on my marriage was a goal, but guess what – I only had control over the things I said and did! If this is one of your goals, ask your partner to journey with you – it takes two to tango!
- If you have goals, where you have little control – pray about it and ask God for wisdom, guidance and insight to make the right decisions!
- Try and not make this your major goal for 2018!
- Smashing goals are fun! Having to choose the same goal multiple times in a lifetime, because you could not sustain your goal – not so much! (Hello, I lost a lot of weight and regained it all!) Make sure you enjoy the journey! Make sure you are constantly learning along the way and find a lifestyle or workable solution in order to sustain those goals!
- Work harder and smarter! Find a solution, change your approach and constantly evaluate your progress! Find what works for you!
- Lastly, if you do not reach your goal by the end of 2018, it is not the end of the world. In 2019, we will simply continue, wiser and more determined!
Focus goals! Let’s get started!
I have a feeling that is a word, I made up. But that’s okay with me because it works!
Part 3 of the guide is a really short section. Your aim here is to define an action plan that will need to be implemented within your routine and life. Let’s find an action plan that helps us succeed in our new year’s resolutions.
Identify your action plan for implementing your objectives
Have you noticed how I incorporated all 3 my focus areas in my daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly action plan? Now it is your turn to define your action plan! If you haven’t downloaded the guide – be sure to scroll to the bottom of the page to receive your instant download.
Having an action plan doesn’t mean you will succeed in achieving your goals, but it does increase the likelihood!
In the comments below, tell me – What are some of the ways you plan on focussing on your goals daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly?