You've looked back at what didn't work, you've seen what you need to do to make your goals work. And you now will learn how to record and be timely with your goals.
Everyone is digital these days, but I think writing down your goals
is a great way to keep them close to your heart. Go out and buy an inexpensive planner. Or, if budgeting isn't in your goals, splurge. Hobby Lobby and Michaels have some great planners you can customize. Etsy is a great place for planners and custom stickers. You can also print your own stickers to add to your pages. Just use the 2x4 shipping labels and add them to your pages.
Here is my custom planner
I haven't filled out my pages yet, because I'm crazy behind with my deadlines, and I still have to add my stickers inside.
I used different colored inks, just to keep everything bright and cheerful, and make it fun. I try to sit down on Sunday night, after I'm settled in, and finished with my work, and plan out my week. This makes everything much easier for me, and I keep my planner with me all the time. This way I can write spur of the moment ideas.
Sure, I can use my phone, but this is more fun, and visceral.
Now this is going to be a bit long, because I'm going to post everything you might want to track.
MONTHLY TO DO LIST
PROJECTS TO COMPLETE
PROJECTS STILL WORKING ON
GOALS: Financial, Spiritual, Business, Relationship, Mindfulness, Physical, Health (whatever
goals you're tracking- don't overwhelm yourself)
NEW HABITS TO ADOPT
OLD HABITS TO STOP
PRIMARY TASKS FOR THE WEEK.
Remember, you're adding a new habit every 3 days, 3 weeks, 3 months. And you're tracking your goal progress. You need to think ahead and write these down. Then you need to track, and reward yourself.
At the end of the week, and the end of the month:
TRACK SUCCESS - how did you do? What do you need to work on? Did you get closer to your goal? What were your obstacles? Were they self-imposed, or unavoidable? BE HONEST HERE! What can you do to make next week/month more successful?
Timeliness: Are you being realistic in your goals? After tracking yourself for 3 months, you need to sit down and take an honest look at your progress. Be honest with your shortcomings too. Why didn't you meet your goals? Let's talk (I mean you talk to yourself).
This is it people, let's go out there and make 2016 ROCK!
I want to hear from you, so comment here, and let me know how you're doing. I have a crazy busy year ahead that includes several books, and losing weight before my niece's wedding in October. I'm considering blogging about that journey, so stay tuned...