As the new year takes off, this is a great time to outline your vision (i.e., thoughts and goals) for 2020. Now is the time to get focused on your professional and personal goals and to begin formulating a plan as to how you are going to reach your goals to make this one of your best years to date.
Begin your journey by evaluating your goals, progress and accomplishments from 2019. Decide, based on your previous year, what you may want to accomplish this year. Perhaps you did not reach one of your previous goals. In this instance, you may want to continue your progress of goals already in motion, or you may want to use last year’s accomplishments as inspiration and make a new wish list.
Here are a few tips to setting goals
• Write them down and review them regularly (daily or weekly)
• Set a timetable with milestones to track your progress
• Think big to stretch yourself
• Identify a partner to help hold you accountable for your goals
Lastly, count backwards. After you have decided what your goals are, determine the steps you need to take to achieve those goals. It is necessary to understand what needs to fall into place before you move forward to the next step. This will also keep you on track and help you take small steps toward a rewarding year.
-Dina Barabash, NASBA Content Development & Web Specialist