Setting Your Priorities and Goal — Issue #23
Setting Your Priorities and Goal
When it comes to being more productive and managing your time better, there is no better place to start than priorities in your goals.
Now, your priorities and your goals
One of the best quotes that really sort of comes to mind is that idea that, you know if you don’t know where you’re going, that any road will take you there and any road might mean that its zigzag e and meandering and long and with lots of stops, you weren’t expecting better to know where you’re going so you can pick consciously and proactively the best path in which to take to get there.
Okay, so really, we’ve got the first set, your goals we have to set them and the reason we have to set them is that your goals matter.
You think that you were trying to figure out how to be more productive today, but without knowing what you want tomorrow and a year and five years from now, or even have some idea, it’s going to be a lot harder to know how to be decisive about what it is you’re going to do today and how to spend your time.
Now there are several ways that we’re going to set goals.
I’m going to go through two main ones and then three different kinds of categories we put them into. But the first is called Your Dream Makers.
Your dream makers are one of the things that are going to really, really make you happy and that you really want to do now because this is mainly business-driven.
This applies to everything in your life. But from a business standpoint, let us think of dream makers in terms of your career. What do you want to achieve in your career where there are dream makers?
Do you want to be the CEO of a company?
Do you want to just do you want to be able to retire and work part-time? What do you want that to be like? What do you want that to look like?
And then what are your deal breakers, your deal breakers?
Other things that are mostly caught. The most common deal-breakers that I hear are you know, I don’t want to have to travel too much. I don’t Wanna have to move. I want to be able to spend a certain amount of time on vacation with my family. But it also may be my deal breakers.
I don’t want to sit in front of a computer and look at a spreadsheet all day or I don’t want to be out selling, you know, in front of people,
So knowing who you are and where you are really happy will help you understand. You will deal with your deal-breakers so you do not say yes to projects and jobs, positions or roles that do not serve you and make you happy, Cause, believe me,
It’s super hard to be productive and efficient when you are unhappy, right? To know the things that you want. No, your deal-breakers.
So it could be easy. It could be easier for you to say yes and no to the right to things now encompassing all the ways that we set our goals.
I always plot things out in three categories.
- Your environmental goals,
- Emotional goals and
- Financial goals.
1. Your environmental goals are what are you surrounded by and who are you surrounded by? So, what kind of people will you be spending time together with?
- Who do you want to be hanging out with? right?
- What does your space look like?
- What does your space look like now?
- What do you want it to look like in the future?
Do you want to be able to move around all the time and not have space because? that is not how you roll. Or is it that you want to have a big office with a view somewhere? you know?
- Where do you want that office to be?
- Where do you want that space to be?
- Do you want to be working at home?
- Who do you want to be surrounded by?
- Do you want to have a small being a small company where it’s close-knit? Do you want to be in something massive so that you can move into different spaces?
- What kind of growth do you want there?
So, what is the environment that you want to create for yourself now, A year from now, five years from now, and so forth?
2. Emotionally, this is the one that most people skip. But I’m going to caution you not to skip this in. Here is why understanding where you want to get emotionally can be a massively beneficial tool for you because we often get a gut feeling about things.
And our gut is either trying to tell us something that we need to listen to or our gut is a fear cropping up that we need to, uh, that we need to move past. it is hard to know which one of those is the right gut feeling, which part of that gut is telling you unless you have mapped out what you want your emotional goals to look like because if you are clear on how you want to feel if you want to feel empowered or in control, or calm or relaxed as you move into your future if you know what liked you up and that is the emotional state you want to be in and when those gut feelings come in,
you can bounce them against the emotional future you want to create to give you an idea. If it is something that is a good gut feeling to follow, or whether it’s a fear that’s cropping up, that you might want to get additional assistance to help you get past.
3. And then your financial goals is all about
- What do you want to make?
- What do you want that to look like?
And I think that you can quickly move past those things into various aspects of your financial future if hopefully, you have thought about those before.
That is the one that everybody always is thinking about. It is the environment on the emotional ones that people are often skipping but map that mapping these out can be beneficial.
Now. Don’t forget to make your goals smart. This is not a new concept. Smart goals have been around forever, but that’s because they work. You want to make them specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and timely.
It means that every goal you create should have a number or measurement in it. It should be specific to I do not just want to get a raise. I want to get this kind of raise. I do not want to just move up the corporate ladder.
I want to move to this position in this specific ALS amount of time. Being achievable or realistic is simply about recognizing whether or not it’s something that makes sense and that you can take those steps to move you there right if you say I want to move into this position, but it requires that I have an MBA and an MBA.
I am not going to build to afford this year. So setting a goal that I’m going to have that minute doesn’t make sense, it’s not achievable, realistic at this time.
Then don’t set those kinds of goals we want to push ourselves. But we don’t want to also create an environment where we’re creating completely unrealistic goals that are just setting ourselves up to fall.