You’ve heard it said before a million times, but it’s important enough to be restated here: life is short. Whether that’s in the amount of time that we have to get things done, or the amount of time that we have with those around us, the saying is definitely true. If you’re looking for the right guidance to help you set goals in life that you can get done, but also enjoy achieving, here are the tips to make the most out of your lifetime goals.
1. Lifetime goals: We’ve all got things that we want to achieve in life, even if it isn’t something that we’re necessarily aware of. These goals can be both short- and long-term. Both are important to have in life, too, as they lead to balance and proper milestone achievements.
Some examples of short-term goals include finishing the book that you’re reading or rifling through your recipe book to find that one recipe you’ve been searching for. They are smaller tasks, though important, and can be achieved in a matter of days, weeks or months. The achievement should be easy to see.
Long-term goals are those things that you want to do which take at least several months or even a year (or several). Some examples would be to pay off study loans or learn a language fluently. The end goal should still be clear, but it feels off in the distance.
2. Personal development goals: When you are goal setting, you’ll also want to target the kind of goals that you feel are important in every niche of your life. One of the ones that often gets skipped over is the idea of personal development. Linked to yourself as an individual (without the input of those around you), these goals could be something about whether or not you want to get married or have children. They could also be linked to the idea of whether or not you want to be in a relationship, or focus more on a solo lifestyle. Sometimes these goals can be hard to identify until you look at a goals planner and see it laid out in front of you.
3. Financial goals: Financial goal setting is challenging and frustrating, but crucial to making sure that you are setting yourself up for success in the long run. Have you got your financial ducks in a row to pay off those study loans? What about saving up for a down payment on a home? Or, saving for a college fund for your children? All of these are long-term goals that are focused on the financial aspect as well. A lot of times, you’ll find that they combine with either personal goals or the standard long-term lifetime goals. Not only is this okay, it’s also a good thing because you can see how your goals can link up with each other and lead to double the progress as well as motivation to get there.
4. Business and career goals: Another often neglected part of a goals planner is the career and business goals that you may have for yourself. While a lot of people have the goal of wanting to make lots of money and then retire, that tends to be as detailed as it gets! However, the proper part of planning for that broad goal is by having set achievable steps along the way by having business and career goals. For example: do you want to be earning a certain rate per hour? If so plan on how you can get there. Do you want to be able to earn enough money on your own business to quit your day job? Make sure you’ve got set goals and steps to help you do that.
5. Family goals: In your day to day life as well as the broader picture, family goals should also be kept in mind. Do you want to increase bonding time with your partner, children, siblings or parents? Do you feel like you are present in your day to day life at home? What kind of goals do you want to plan and work toward for your family? Some examples for this could be taking a nice family-centered trip away every year. Or, attending a wedding with the entire family present. Whatever it may be, plan for it with your goals planner! These goals can help you understand what priorities are in place for you, too.
6. Health and fitness goals: We all have versions of ourselves that we’d like to achieve. However, not many of us make them actual goals. That’s why your JUST planner is going to be a great support. You’ll be able to enjoy step by step planning for your fitness goals so that you can not only understand how “easy” (ie: achievable) it is to get to those goals, but that it’s also a priority that you should be making time for every day, week, month and so-on. For example: do you want to be able to enjoy a certain weight on the scale? Are you focused on running a 10km at some point in your life? Do you want to feel stronger with proper muscle mass? Do you want to explore a healthier diet with tasty meals? Whatever those goals are for you and your life, plan for them!
As you’ll learn from using your JUST planner, the best ways for you to achieve all of these critical kinds of goals is to literally plan for them. Just like you book in dental appointments and doctor’s visits, make time for, and schedule-in, your goals. This is why proper organisation and steps are important for all of them. As you see yourself achieving the different milestones, you’ll be able to find comfort and enjoyment in continuing on your path even if you have a bad day or week where you feel like you haven’t made progress. This makes your progress real and traceable so that you find success in all of these 6 types of goals!