I love goals.
They provide clarity on what’s truly important, keep you focused on the future, and helps you accomplish big things.
Not only should you set goals, I encourage you to share them. It’s a simple form of accountability.
With that in mind, here are some of my goals for the upcoming year.
- Add a specific amount of money to my Scottrade investment account. This money will be “extra” and not come from my core business. It will come from personal consulting, an online course and resources offered on my website, and a side project I’m working on with a friend.
- 1,800 members across all membership programs in my core business. This is a big goal for the Church Fuel team but we’ve got great people and great plans.
- Run another half marathon and have a personal best time. I’ll register and make travel arrangements soon so I can’t back out or postpone. I’m looking at another Run Disney event or perhaps another Rock and Roll series like Denver or Chicago.
- Read 26 books and post notes to the blog. I’ll read most in paperback or hardback, but I’ll also use Audible to listen to a few of them. Here’s my 2017 reading list.
- Write every day. I’ll publish those words here on the blog or over at Church Fuel. Some of my writing on this blog will be exploring ideas from my next book. Speaking of my next book…
- Finish manuscript for my next book, Chief Clarify Officer. It’s about 12 things every leader needs to clarify for their business, non-profit or team. I’m really excited about it and I know it will offer you a lot of practical help.
Those are my goals. But you know what’s more important than setting goals?
It’s making plans to meet them.
So for each of these goals, I’m setting aside time to work on them. I have systems in place that keep them in front of me. I have a plan to get this stuff done. My friend Carey says strategy trumps intention every time.
What are your goals? And what plans do you have to make them happen?
And what plans do you have to make them happen?