A New Year is always a new opportunity for reflection, growth and goals. It is a perfect opportunity to settle in with a fresh vision on what you want to achieve. Regardless if you are an individual or a team, carve out time in your schedule to make 2019 your best year ever.
Take the time to go back through the last year. What went well? What did not go well? What were the unforeseen obstacles that got in your way? What key pieces of learning can you take from the last year around productivity and goal achieving to use for the year to come?
Look ahead to the end of the year. Within the next twelve months, what do you or your team want to achieve? What accomplishments would make it the best year ever? What important non-negotiable projects need completion? Create a vision board and map out your ultimate year.
Break down your vision for the year into goals. Write it down.
Now focus on the next three months. What do you need to achieve in this quarter to ultimately reach your goals for the year? Write it down.
Then look ahead to the next month. What do you need to work towards in the next month to reach your three-month goals? Write it down.
How about the next week? What can you accomplish within the week that aligns with your monthly goals? Write it down.
It seems simple to go out and do, but the most productive people never write a goals list once and walk away.
Create Pause & Plan days for yourself or utilise a section of your team meetings to review your goals. Reflect on your progress each week, month and quarter and adjust as needed, proactively ensuring you achieve your ultimate vision for the year.