For my goal setting friends, here are three simple and thought provoking questions that may be helpful. I have my coaching clients create goals based on these questions. And if you don’t love the word goals, then substitute other words such as where you want to focus. Remember goals are not set in stone. They are dynamic and can be modified throughout the year. Take a small step now to having your best year yet. Often it starts with one small step.
This year my energy and goals are focused around the words community, collaboration and making an impact. It will be much more powerful to write down your responses rather than just thinking about it.
1. What are a few highlights for you from 2017 (these can be wins or accomplishments that you feel good about)
2. What areas would you have liked to spend more time on or improve (this could be your health, charitable efforts, travel, friendships etc)
3. What are a few key goals for 2018 (think about WHY each goal is important and only focus on goals that help you feel engaged and fulfilled. If it’s a should goal drop it and refocus your energy. The key is to focus your energy around your strengths and partner in the areas where you are not as strong.)
Wising you all the best for an amazing and fulfilling year in every way!
Alissa Finerman is an Executive Coach and Gallup Certified Strengths Coach. She works with leaders and teams in all industries to help them perform at their highest levels. She has an MBA from The Wharton School and lives in Santa Monica, CA.