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Success: Step by Step - Weekly Goals

Success: Step by Step - Weekly Goals

As ya'll know, I've been laying out 2016 with the help of this fabulous article. Melissa Joy Kong shares:

When you break your monthly sub-goals down like this, you basically create a detailed road map for making stuff happen. It seems so obvious, but no one plans like this. That’s why most people fail (in addition to not creating strategies to eradicate triggers that lead to wasting time).

Success: Step by Step - Monthly Goals

Success: Step by Step - Monthly Goals

As 2015 dwindles to a close, I made more time to lay out my 2016 path. As a Capricorn I have a tendency to want to control as much as possible - this year taught me to be flexible and create guidelines instead of having strict expectations. Last time I outlined my yearly goals with the help and guidance of a fantastic article. As you probably already see, my large goals for 2016 are (1 - 60%) learning and research; (2 - 30%) employment and saving; (3 - 10%) health changes.

Success: Step by Step

Success: Step by Step

Goal creation, planning, and execution is tricky. Starting in 2010, every year on my birthday I would set annual goals. I called them "flexi plans" because I know that change is inevitable. In 2015 created a 5-year goal projection. I wished to get married to my high-school sweetheart, own two dogs, clear majority of my OSAP loan, and take a trip to Japan. *PFFFFTTT* Zero of four have been completed within the past 5 years - all goals were very possible, but didn't happen.

This year I created an 11 year projection with the help of this article, by Melissa Joy Kong, called The Most Effective Goal Setting Plan You'll Ever Find.

Pfffft! Resolutions?!

Pfffft! Resolutions?!

I've given up on New Years Resolutions a few years ago because they were usually all the same (lose weight, have fun, save money, etc.). At the end of the year I would feel discouraged when I looked back on my list realizing I didn't fulfill most of my goals.

For more flexibility, I started utilizing __ before __ from the blogosphere around my 21st birthday. The __ before __ list has simply laid down a path for me to follow but I know I am free to stray from this path when more enriching opportunities and possibilities pop-up (or even ignore the path if necessary).