I’m not sure if you feel the same way, but I’ve been overwhelmed and annoyed by all the recent blogs on gung-ho goal-setting for 2016. My instincts say to first ponder what’s most important in our lives before jumping into creating goals for the new year ahead.
Family time, a peaceful home life, creativity, stability, healthy eating, exercise, a spiritual practice and meaningful work are top on my list of values. Finding balance in all these aspects of my life is also key for emotional well-being.
What about you? What’s most important to you? Is it possible to put your values first before setting goals this year?
I ask myself some hard goal-discerning questions each year. Perhaps some of these questions are food for thought for your goals.
IS THIS GOAL GOOD FOR ME AT THIS TIME IN MY LIFE?
IS IT COMPATIBLE WITH WHAT I VALUE MOST
What about you? What two questions might you ask yourself before starting goal setting?
Here are a few more valuable questions:
WHAT ARE MY FIVE MOST IMPORTANT VALUES?
WHAT ARE MY TOP PRIORITIES RIGHT NOW?
IS THE GOAL I’M CONSIDERING ALIGNED WITH MY VALUES AND PRIORITIES?
HOW MUCH DO I REALLY CARE ABOUT THE GOAL I’M CONSIDERING?
WHAT SMALL STEPS CAN I TAKE TO MEET MY GREATEST VALUES AND SATISFY MY CURRENT NEEDS?
If you’ve already set goals for 2016, perhaps these questions might help you revise your goals. If you haven’t yet set goals, I hope these questions are food for thought for planning a healthy and prosperous new year based on what matters most.
Do share your thoughts! We love to hear from you!