Effective goal setting, as part of my annual and quarterly planning process has been the biggest contributor to my success over the last two years. It has resulted in me having significant growth and progress in all areas of life - my career, finances, family and social relationships, personal development and my life purpose.
If you want to live the life of your dreams, then you need to be intentional. Anyone who has achieved anything worthwhile in life has been focused on what they want, and actively worked to achieve it.
That starts with being clear on what success looks like. And that’s not just your career, or money. It should include personal, family and social relationships, how we grow mentally and spiritually, and our physical and mental wellbeing.
For the last two years I have spent New Years Day, and a few days following, doing annual planning and goal setting with my partner. The result is 8-10 goals for the next 12-36 months. We then choose 2-3 goals to focus on for the next 3 months, and this forms the basis of our weekly and daily goal setting. We then revisit our goals every 3 months, and reset for the following quarter.
Prior to that I’ve had some years with no goals at all, and finished the year feeling a little flat and unfulfilled. A year had passed, and I felt like I had not progressed.
Other years I set goals however they were skewed towards university, and ignored all the other areas of life. I achieved the university grades I wanted but my physical and mental health suffered, and wasted time in toxic relationships that did not serve me.
It’s easy to do. Life is busy, and we all get caught in the minutiae of day to day life, and we don’t take the time to consider what we want from life.
I’ve had many people ask me how I have achieved so much in the last few years, so I wanted to share what I’ve learned around effective goal setting in this episode of The Females in Tech Show.
What we cover:
My aim is to inspire and support you to reach your goals, and provide you with practical tips on how to be the best version of yourself.
If you did enjoy the show, then I'd like to ask 3 things, so I can inspire and support more career motivated women (and men).