December 27, 2012
Since my husband Barrett & I have been married for 9 plus years, we have spent the last several days of December each year preparing and discussing our goals for the New Year. We take time to review accomplishments and even areas of improvements in five key areas. We write and work on them individually, present them to one another, and merge the key areas to create a family set of goals. Over time, this process has been so helpful for us because we have something to measure each year by. The written goals also provide clear vision and focus. Plus, we can identify an overall plan that gives us the road-map of directional signs to our destination. This road-map is then broken down into quarterly and monthly action items. Now, does that mean that our goals may not change mid year? A part of it does. Why? Because we are able to track our progress monthly, which allows us to make shifts or proper decisions mid year. With that all said, here are the 5 key areas we develop our visionary goals through.
Overall, it is is important to develop your goals for the incoming year. As a couple, it’s good to discuss and understand your individual goals and develop your family goals together to design a strategic course of action. There are things “you” want to accomplish, but there should be things your “team” would like to accomplish together.
All the Best in 2013!
Barrett & Nishaka