I was recently asked by my supervisor for performance goals (key actions I plan to work on); these are due by the end of the year. We do this so we keep moving forward, rather than standing still or sliding backwards in our skills and our work.
As we turn the New Year calendar, it may also be time for us all to consider setting goals for our personal lives. As the ball drops in Time Square in New York City soon, many of us make resolutions or set some goals for our lives in the next year.
As I consider my personal goals for the coming year I approach it from several directions:
- Things I want to do – “bucket list” items. I am sure travel will continue to be on my list.
- Major projects that need to be done around my home: some updating of the electrical system needs to be on my list.
- Smaller projects – I want to cull through my closet and pull out clothes I haven’t worn for a while; I can give these items to Goodwill for others to use.
Last year, I replaced a car. I visited the Grand Canyon and saw parts of Arizona I had not seen before – Sedona, Flagstaff, Jerome and Williams (where I felt like I was in the Cars movie!). It feels good to look back and see what I accomplished in the past year. I now want to set some clear goals for the coming year, so I can keep moving forward.
What’s on your goal list for 2016?