2020 Goal Setting Tips

I love the fresh slate that a new year brings and it’s even more exciting to have a new decade. I went through the last ten years and wrote down one big thing that happened each year from 2010 through 2019. All I can say is, time sure does fly! I wanted to share some of my 2020 goals with you and the process I take to ensure I don’t just forget about these goals after January has passed.

I arrange my goals in buckets of Spiritual, Financial, Professional, Hobbies/Growth and Health. I try to only plan 1-2 goals per bucket otherwise I know I’m just setting myself up to fail. I also involve the hubby as some goals involve both of us and we want to be sure we’re both on the same page and working towards these goals together.

I only make quarterly goals because I want to keep them achievable and have the flexibility and freedom to adjust these goals as needed. Now to get really nerdy, I schedule a monthly check-in on the first of each month with my hubby so we can review our goals and our progress. Again, this ensures I’m sticking to the goals and not just forgetting about them after the newness of January has faded.

To summarize here are a few goal setting tips:

  • Arrange goals in buckets (Health, Hobbies, Professional) and only pick 1 goal per bucket. 
  • Involve your spouse or significant other to have an accountability partner. This also helps with together goals such as finances or home projects.
  • Make quarterly goals with a measurement metric at the end of each quarter to gauge your progress. 
  • Schedule a monthly check in on your calendar with your goals attached so you can review your progress. 
  • Include your WHY with each goal that you set so you can stay motivated and remember what is driving you to achieve this. 

Here are my goals in each bucket for some inspiration:

Spiritual: Study book of the Bible in depth beyond just daily reading.

Financial: Get a trust completed on Legal Zoom by March 30, 2020

Professional: Start a new career and making a specific salary goal

Hobbies: Do a daily Spanish Duolingo lesson

Health: Cut back daily sugar intake to less than 21 grams per day

I’d LOVE to hear your goals for 2020 and how you are planning to succeed in achieving them.