Nine Questions to Help You Set Your Goals

Screen Shot 2015-12-31 at 9.25.14 AMHappy New Year!

The end of the year is a great time to reflect about the previous year and take inventory on what you learned over the previous twelve months.

For 2016, I will keep my daily activities logged in a journal. That way, at the end of the year, I can reflect on how much I learned and grew.

My career is taking a bit of a twist in a new direction. Yes, I’m still going to write, but I joined the John Maxwell Team to become a certified speaker/mentor and coach, too. I’m in an intense 90 day program, learning how to bring value to others every day. I’m super excited about taking my life to a new level. I’m not sure where my “niche” will be, but I’ll keep you in the loop.

I recently subscribed to Tim Elmore’s blog, Growing Leaders. He has some great questions to ask ourselves that I thought I’d share, but please check out his positive leadership blog (and books). Who doesn’t want to be a memorable leader?

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Grab a cup of coffee or tea and close yourself off from the world for a while to answer Dr. Elmore’s questions. You might have to look over the goals you set last January to answer the questions honestly. Sometimes we get so busy that we don’t realize how much we’ve accomplished.

Call your journal GROWING MY LEGACY.

  1. What are my fondest memories of 2015?
  2. What were the “big projects” I completed during the year?
  3. What were the defining moments during the last year?
  4. What did I procrastinate on and fail to get done?
  5. What books and mentors had the greatest impact on me? Why?
  6. Am I closer to my friends and family from my activities this year?
  7. What will be my biggest goals as I move forward into 2016?
  8. Where did I neglect to live up to the standards I set for myself?
  9. What am I committed to do this next year, to fulfill my “Life Sentence”?Screen Shot 2015-12-31 at 7.49.50 AMBIO from Tim’s Blog: “Dr. Tim Elmore is a leading authority on how to understand the next generation and prepare tomorrow’s leaders today. He is a best-selling author, international speaker, and president of Growing Leaders, a nonprofit that helps develop emerging leaders under the philosophy that each child is born with leadership qualities.Tim and his team provide public schools, universities, civic organizations, and corporations with resources that foster the growth of young leaders who can transform society. For over 30 years, he has taught leadership through the power of images and stories that enables young adults to influence others in a positive way.”                                                                                                                                                                 HOW WILL YOU MEASURE SUCCESS IN 2016

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  1. Michelle, I love the idea of keeping a journal. I don’t think I accomplished very much last year but maybe I did more than I think. If I’d kept a journal I’d know. I’m excited about your new venture and can’t wait to hear more about it. Good luck with it. Always a pleasure to read your blogs. Something helpful all the time.

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