How to Start Making a Difference in 2016, Part 1

This is the first of three blog posts where I will discuss about how to accomplish your life priorities in 2016. Today, I will cover the topic of setting “mini-goals.” I have three suggestions to share with you:\r\n\r\n1. Set at least one goal for each of your life roles. If you haven’t done so yet, read my December newsletter and 12/28 blog post.\r\n\r\n2. Break each yearly goal into mini-goals. A yearly goal may initially look too big or too tough to accomplish. Setting mini-goals takes some of the fear out of the “big goal” and increases the odds of achieving them. There are three ways you can set these goals:\r\n• Split the goal into semesters. Try this if you are familiar with working within these timeframes. If you are a teacher or student, consider this approach.\r\n• Split the goal into quarters. If you are in the business world, you are probably used to working with yearly and quarterly goals. Why not apply the same principle to your life goals?\r\n• Split the goal by month, season, or whatever timeframe may help you divide the big goals into smaller ones.\r\n\r\n3. Map and prioritize your goals throughout the year. Let’s say you have prioritized five life roles for this year, each with a yearly goal and several intermediate mini-goals. Map all mini-goals by semester, quarter, season, month, or whatever timeframe you used in step 2. Review this list and make the necessary adjustments to “balance” the load throughout the year.\r\n\r\nCount on me to help you make a difference in 2016. Stay tuned for Part 2 next Monday.\r\n\r\nPercy M. Cannon\r\nAuthor, Consultant, Facilitator & Coach\r\

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