I am not one for New Year’s Resolutions, and you will not find me picking a ‘word of the year.’ I am far, far too contrary to do what everyone else is doing.
I do, however, love a to-do list and for the last couple of years, have followed Michael Hyatt’s goal-setting framework. Don’t worry, I am not going to bog you down with the details (if you are curious you can read his book Your Best Year Ever). And when my day job started to slow down for the holidays, I started looking toward 2020.
2019 was kind of a bitch for me and I spent much of the year wading through the shit-show that is probate. I felt like I was just spinning my wheels. So I decided that in 2020 I was going to make some large strides forward.
And that means setting goals that require some real effort and moving forward on projects that scare the crap out of me. For me, the biggie is that I am going back to school, which is something I have been on the fence about for years. And since I have a competitive streak, I don’t just want to do well in school, I want to crush it.
The rest of my goals (and there are 10) vary from setting up a regular date night with Jesse to wrapping up different aspects of my parent’s estate to starting (and refining) wellness habits. They might not be ‘scary’ goals, but dammit, some of them are hard. And sometimes doing hard things scare me. Which is ridiculous, I can do hard things.
If you set easy goals, while you will surely hit them, it will not be much of a challenge. And you are taking away a great growth opportunity for yourself.
So, I want you to join me in setting hard goals for yourself in 2020. Write them down and hang them somewhere where you will see them every day. Think them over and break them down into manageable steps. Then get to work!
PS If you want to hear more about goals and how to achieve them (and from me in general) sign up for my newsletter. It is free, comes out weekly, and will keep you up-to-date on what is happening around here.
Sign up in the box below!