What is the point of setting goals, anyway? Do you find yourself asking this question? If so, read on!
Goals. They are such a good thing. Goals are the feet to the mission statement that we talked about on Periscope on Tuesday. If you missed that, you can watch my Periscope broadcast, here. In that broadcast I gave you 10 reasons why you want to write a mission statement. I feel mission statements are so important that I devoted a chapter to it in my book. In the near future, I will post up the ten reasons for a mission statement here, but for now you’ll have to bear with me and head over to Periscope.
Because your mission statement compares who you are with who you want to be, goals are the bridge between those two concepts. Because your mission statement points out the differences between where you are and where you want to be, goals connect the dots that lie between those two points.
The thing about setting goals, however, is that they have to be attainable. Actually, I tell you that your goals must spell S-U-C-C-E-S-S in Do Your Goals Spell Success? If you have not read that post, go ahead and click on the link in the title, then come back and we can move on together.
Just as when you wrote your mission statement, when you are writing your goals you have to start by defining your roles. Defining the many hats you must wear in this current season of life.
In my life, the roles that I want to be sure to pay attention to are my roles as a Christian, a wife, a mom, a homeschooling mom, the CEO of my family, and a writer/working mom.
Just as Crystal states, the next step in coming up with my goals is to address each of these roles in a very specific way…again making sure that I have followed the S-U-C-C-E-S-S model.
It is with these roles in mind that I need to focus my goals.
Similar to a mission statement, these roles and these goals help me know what to say yes to and what to say no to. It is so freeing to know what I do and what I don’t have to pay attention to.
Tomorrow we will be taking these goals and making them more manageable. In order to do that, you will want to pay special attention to defining your important roles and setting your overall goals. Don’t miss the awesome printables at the end of the workbook as there is a great one for day five and a great one for day six.
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