One of my favorite college professors shared one of his annual practices for personal goal setting. He would pick a day between Christmas and New Year as a “time to think” day about the next year, and ask himself two simple questions. What new skill did I learn last year? What do I want to learn next year? As a lifelong learner, the reflections and answers led him to his next year’s personal growth goals. I copied his idea and the time has been well spent. You may find this a helpful practice, too.
When was the last time you did something for the first time?
The Center for Creative Leadership has an inexpensive 28-page guidebook to help put ideas into action — “Reaching Your Development Goals” by Cnythia McCauley and Jennifer Martineau. For this and more goal setting and leadership resources, check out www.centerforcreativeleadership.com.
“Dreams are goals with deadlines,” – Display window at retailer, Lululemon