Hey guys! I wrote a goal planning post last year right after Christmas and it was a big hit! This year I decided to publish a goal planning post a little earlier because I know that I like to get on planning as soon as possible! I’m so excited to share how I’m planning out this year with you guys!
Before you start setting goals, I want to give you something to think about. What legacy do you want to leave behind? What do you want to do? I know you’re probably like, “Um, hello, I just came here to plan for 2020, not to figure out this legacy thing.” I heard a quote the other day that really made me think about this:
Look closely at the present you are constructing. It should look like the future you are dreaming.Alice Walker
I mean seriously though! It’s so true! What you’re doing today should reflect your someday goal. Here’s a little practical way of breaking down your dream into what you do everyday, then we’ll get into the logistics of planning out 2020.
Start with your dream, what do you want to do with your life? I mean you probably won’t just come to this conclusion. It might take many, many years to figure out. But you can get a general idea right now. For example, one of my goals in life is to motivate and inspire people to live out their God-given dreams and purpose. Sure, I don’t know exactly how I’ll do that, but that’s OK, we’ll get to that.
Next we’re gonna think about a 5-year goal. A 5-year goal again isn’t as specific as a 1-year goal, but it’s not as vague as a someday goal. For example one of my 5-year goals is to start a lifestyle brand for teenage girls.
After we’ve thought of both our someday goal and our 5-year goal, it’s time to get a little more specific with our 1-year goal. Based on your 5-year goal, what is something you can do this year? A few of the things I’m hoping to do this year are: 1) Continue growing SP Scrunchies 2) Create a productivity goal planner 3) Continue growing this blog.
Once you’ve got your 1-year goal, you can start breaking down those goals into the months. For example, maybe in January of 2020 I’ll work on improving this blog’s SEO and in February I’ll work on improving the content.
This should be pretty straightforward, but once you’ve got the monthly goal down you can plan out your weeks, based on the monthly goal. Then plan out your days according to the weekly goals.
See? Planning out your dream doesn’t seem so hard now, does it?
Now, should you go plan out all 366 (yep! 2020 is a leap year!) days of next year? No, never, ever. Please! Don’t do that! Instead, here’s what you can do next:
Annd, that kind of wraps up this post. I hope it will be helpful for your goal planning for 2020! 🙂
Also, I absolutely love talking about productivity and goal planning, so I’m wondering: would you guys be interested in a physical goal planner next year? Unfortunately I had the idea wayyyy too late this year to get it done before the beginning of 2020, but I’m just trying to get an idea of what you guys would like for next year. I plan on announcing this more formally when I start planning/working on it. I’d love some suggestions though! 😀