2020 is not just another year but it is the start of a new decade!
Whether you’re a fan of New Year’s resolutions or not, setting goals for the year can only help you. Personally, I like to set yearly, monthly and weekly goals. I encourage you to do this too. It helps you be more mindful, keeps you accountable, and allows you to see progress.
Here is a process you can use to set your goals for 2020.
Reflect on 2019
The best way to get started on planning your 2020 goals is to reflect on 2019. What were your biggest accomplishments? What were your biggest lessons? Who made the biggest impact in your life? How did you help others? Which days stood out the most? Is there anything you would have done differently? Etc?
Imagine your 2020 self
Next is to think about who you want to be at the end of 2020. Imagine your best self a year from now. What is he/she like? What is their daily routine? What do they prioritize? Who is in their life? What accomplishments have they made? Etc?
Write down your goals
Now that you’ve thought about your 2020 self, pick out all the things that stand out and turn them into goals. For example, if your 2020 self drinks water every day but you currently only drink soda, make your goal “drink water every day”. Or if your 2020 self makes an extra $12,000 a year, your goal could be “increase my monthly income by $1,000.” So think through your 2020 self and write down all of your goals.
Pick your top 3-5 goals
From that list of goals, pick 3-5 that would make the biggest difference in your life if you were to achieve them. Write them down on a piece of paper and hang it somewhere you will see it every day.
Schedule check-ins throughout the year
What good is a goal if you never review your progress? Schedule monthly check-ins with yourself to review your goals and keep yourself accountable. This also gives you an opportunity to adjust your goals throughout the year, if needed.
Now that you’ve gotten your goals written down, you’re ready to take on 2020! I hope this year will the best one yet for you!