Updated: Mar 9, 2022
It’s now February and we have moved past our New Year's resolutions. Here is a great way to look at your life currently and create some goals. The first step in setting intrinsic goals is to consider what you want to achieve in your lifetime or sometime in the future.
Setting goals and making different decisions based on your values and priorities can shift your world for the better. Look at each area of your life and answer the questions. If one of those areas is lacking, then that is a good place to start. Create a goal and action steps to attain that goal.
Career – What level do you want to reach in your career, or what do you want to achieve? Are you heading in the right direction in your career currently? Do you have a job or a career?
Financial – How much do you want to earn? How is this related to your career goals? How will your life be better if you make more money? Can you reach that financial goal at your current job?
Education – Is there any knowledge/skills you want to acquire in particular? What information and skills will you need to have in order to achieve other goals? Is this for personal or professional or both?
Family – Do you want to be a parent? If so, how are you going to be a good parent? How do you want to be seen by a partner or by members of your extended family? If you are a parent, how can you be a better parent?
Artistic/Creative – Do you want to achieve any artistic/creative goals? What cultivates flow? Do you have a creative outlet?
Attitude/Beliefs/Emotional Health – Is any part of your mindset holding you back? Are there any habits not working for you? What habits can you release and new habits you can form?
Physical – Are there any physical goals that you want to achieve, or do you want to age emotionally and physically well? What steps are you going to take to achieve this? Do you exercise? How is your diet?
Spiritual/Religious – Do you find religion or spirituality important? How can you add a spiritual practice to your daily routine?
Fun/Socialization – Do you have enough fun in your life? Do you laugh/smile a lot? Are the people in your life supportive? Unconditional? Are you there for others? Do your friendships fulfill you?
Volunteer/Pay it forward – How do you help make the world a better place? How could you help shift the world in a positive direction? What random act of kindness can you do today?
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