Whether you run a business or you manage your home, it is important to stay organized. Not only that, but you should set goals for yourself. Goals can be as simple as just tackling cleaning up a room or a huge as growing your business reach by 45%. There is no right or wrong goal – as long as you have one.
I’ve set many goals for myself in the past. However, I haven’t achieved them (sadly). When I look back to analyze why I didn’t, there are two things I notice I did not do:
- I did not write it down.
- I did not include the steps I had to take to reach the goal.
You can have the best intentions, but if you don’t do these 2 things, it is easy for you to miss reaching those goals you have set for yourself. I recently received a Tools for Wisdom Planner to try out. From the moment it arrived, I was excited to dig in.
This planner helps you not only write down those goals, but makes you actually think long and hard about them. They help you walk through reaching those goals step by step.
First, you write down any ideas you might have. This is a great brainstorming session for yourself where you think of what you might like to accomplish during the year (either personally or professionally). Don’t rule out anything. Write it ALL down. They actually give you things to consider be it health, career, personal, financial — whatever. They give you things to consider which actually might get those wheels turning to give you some ideas!
Next, you will look through your lists. You will prioritize them as a Top Priority (something you need to do), a Medium Priority (something you hope to do) or just Optional (if you can’t do it this year, it is not a big deal to you). Again, it helps you actually think about what you want to accomplish during the year and where you need to start.
From there, you will dig dealer into your goals. You will write down your goals for the year and answer the question WHY you want to reach them. It will then even give you space for some notes on what you need to do to reach those goals. Something that many of us forget to do. We have the goal, but don’t think out what we have to in order to make it a reality.
From there, you will go through each month and write down your goals for the month including objectives to reach the goal. I love this because it allows me to plan ahead for my business. I may have things I want to accomplish, but they are only applicable during a certain period during the year. I was able to write them down so that as I work through my planner, I know my objectives for each month.
This then turns into a daily planner. You can track your appointments and other things you need to do. You can track what you need to do for that week and AGAIN – what steps you have to take to get that done. I’ve already found that this has helped me tremendously.
I write blog posts and I have great ideas. However, I don’t always have the methods to reach the objectives of the post in my mind when the idea strikes me. This helps me organize my thoughts, to ensure that the posts I write include the content that I feel is relevant to my readers. It really makes a difference.
It is only the first part of January, but so far, I feel more in control of what I want to work on this year and have an actual PLAN to get me there! Using this Tools 4 Wisdom planner is an absolute must for anyone who needs to set goals and wants the help to actually work HARD to achieve them!
You can learn more about this amazing planner on Amazon where it sells for around $30.