Make time to plan your goals
Kristin T. – During some down time over the holidays I like to jot down my big goals for the year on a napkin. My napkin is a top 5-10 list for the year that outlines big personal, family, and work goals. I take a picture of the napkin to save it on my phone and check on the napkin list every so often throughout the year. There is something about using a napkin that makes the goals more sincere and authentic. And because it usually has a story of its own and is part of my visual memory, it sticks.
Fran D. – It’s easy to get caught up in your to-do list without having a clear eye on your goals. The beginning of the year is a great time to take a minute to re-list your goals, keeping it to a few key ones that touch each aspect of your life (career, marriage, life, parenting, etc.). Then take stock of all of the activities you can do to meet those goals. Start the to-do list there and see how it goes.
Shelley F. – We all know how quickly meetings with colleagues and business partners take over your schedule. At the beginning of the year I always block time on my calendar each week for my own development. It’s a great way to focus on achieving some of the goals I have set for 2018 outside of my daily responsibilities. Even just one hour a week makes a big difference and helps you to hold yourself accountable.