What Goals Have You Set?

Chris —  January 4, 2009

It’s that time of year. By the time this post comes out, you have probably already taken a stab at your New Years resolution. Hopefully you’re succeeding at them.

What are your goals for 2009, and how do you plan to accomplish them? How did you arrive at your goals? For an example of some goals, check out my roommate Trevor’s big ideas for 2009. I’ve been doing a lot of goal setting work recently. Personally, I use Dan Miller’s breakdown of 7 areas of life:

1. Spiritual
2. Career
3. Financial
4. Social
5. Family
6. Physical
7. Personal Development

Using these seven areas, I set four benchmarks: immediately, three years, five years, and ten years. I like this because it allows me to think long term, dream big, but also think about immediate steps.

Dave Ferguson of Community Christian Church posted an interesting goal setting exercise here. Tim Ferriss, author of The Four Hour Work Week, doesn’t think that setting goals is risky or concrete enough, and he recommends what he calls dreamlining.

What are some of your goals for 2009?

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