“People tend to overestimate what can be done in one year and tend to underestimate what can be done in five or ten years.” - J.C.R. Licklider
It's finally time to close out your Decade in Review. Once you have completed parts 1 and 2 it's time to start thinking about: What's next for you?
10 years from now, in the year 2030, where do you want to be?
Taking a few minutes to daydream and to write down and articulate your vision for what you would like your life to be is the best way to start this exercise.
Renovating or updating your home, saving for a trip to Europe or buying your first home may be something you dream of.
Think about what goals you will have to set and meet in order to get achieve your dream.
Be as specific and concrete as possible. Imagine the best decade.
Outlining why your goals are important will help maintain your motivation.
Download today's worksheet, fill it out completely and flip it over to write down the SMART Goal for each of the 3.
A SMART goal is:
Specific - Your goal should be unambiguous and communicate what is expected, why it is important, who's involved, where it is going to happen and which constraints are in place
Measurable - Your goal should have concrete criteria for measuring progress and reaching the goal
Attainable - Your goal should be realistic and possible for your team to reach
Relevant - Your goal should matter to your business and address a core initiative
Timely - You should have an expected date that you will reach the goal.
If you have done all 3 parts of this series, CONGRATULATIONS you now have a personalized game plan for 2020 and beyond.