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By Lily Sachs on October 1st, 2021

Key Points:

  • Why goals keep us on track and how they help
  • Five tips to keep your yearly goals on track
  • Remember to feed your personal goals

You could be a leader of a startup or even a top Wall Street Executive, and given they differ, the end goal is always the same—to be focused and ROI-driven. However, you may still be defaulting to autopilot, giving zero attention to your endgame for both your work and life. We’ve recognized this state, especially when creating a no-fluff environment for our employees to thrive.   

With the correct focus and the ability to work with autonomy, the last few months of the year can be one of the best times to change things up and reevaluate goals. It’s the beginning of quarter four, and there’s still ample time to create results and finish the year feeling stronger.

Goals give us clarity about the results we want to see and our capabilities. They also help you grasp the reality of where you want to go, what you can change, and how you can improve. And once you realize your capability to knock some items off your list, it will back your sense of drive, well-being, and satisfaction. So, end the year looking at your goals daily because without them, you may be operating without direction and reliving your days, weeks, and even years, caught in a passage of time.

  1. Setting Clear Outcomes

What outcomes do I want to see at the end of the year, and why? It should revolve around work, relationships, and self! And don’t just single out your career outcomes.

  1. Choosing Two to Three Principle but Conceivable Goals

After sitting down and creating your goals, it’s time to look at them. Ask yourself two critical questions for each goal you want to achieve:

  • Is this goal so important to me that I’ll make it a priority? If not, eliminate it.
  • Can I achieve this in the next few months? If not, deconstruct the goal to subparts that are more realistic.

Now you can select your two to three most significant priorities and ROI generating goals.

  1. Craft a Game Plan, And Write It Down

After identifying your goals, you can craft a specific game plan to drive those outcomes. Now it’s time to write them down:

  • What result do you want to see? Be specific.
  • What are you willing to exert to achieve that result?
  • Logistically, how do you plan to prioritize?
  • Create mindset plan to get through the rough and uncomfortable days.
  • How do plan to hold yourself accountable and set a healthy expectation for yourself in the weak moments?
  1. Make Your Goals a Priority Every Day

Now it’s time to dwell on these goals and give them your undivided attention. Some great tools to help you do this include setting a morning routine, having mental rehearsals, working out, blocking time off your calendar, and setting intentions. But they’re your tools, so experiment with them!

  1. Take Action

The final piece, doing it! Whether you want to apprehend a new skill, discover a new hobby, start a new diet, meet new friends, start a new job, almost anything you want to do is attainable when you set a goal, commit, and follow through one step at a time.

Remember setting career goals are only half the battle, so don’t forget to feed your personal goals. They are crucial to your personal growth! Whether you want to read more, learn a new skill or hobby, or get in shape, almost anything is achievable when you set a goal, commit to a game plan, and execute it one step at a time.

Setting goals committing to a few months of solid action can help you to finish the year strong. — and don’t forget!