I strongly believe the main reason that 2013 was the most productive, fun, and interesting year of my life was due to the goal setting exercise I performed below…
A few days ago, I published the framework I used to create holistically ambitious goals last year.
Below is a transparent view of my thought process to craft my goals for 2014 culminating in a list that displays all of them.
The Goal Setting Process
The first step was to revaluate and confirm the areas of my life that are most important to me. In no particular order they are:
Family / Personal / Social Well-Being
Professional Development / Business Growth
Fun / Leisure / Recreation
After establishing these steps I completed the following statements:
I want …
This post will teach you how to create goals for this upcoming year that won’t leave you empty when you achieve them.
This actually happens a lot because “goal lists” are rarely accountable to all areas of our lives that are important to us.
If you have a bunch of goals that are solely focused on one area of your life (cough work), you’ll probably end up feeling unhappy even if you crush them.
Below is a methodology you can use to set goals for 2014 that are holistically ambitious. It relies heavily on a 400 year old Buddhist tool called the Bhavacakra or “Wheel of Life.”
You can use this framework precisely as outlined like I did last year or simply as a guidepost. Remember …
At the end of last year, I wrote out everything I wanted to achieve in 2013.
Here’s how I finished up as well as some breakthrough realizations I had this year.
Pay off student loans
Steady side income of over 2k a month that takes less than 4 hours of work to maintain
Reach 1,000 blog subscribers
Guest blog for 6 reputable blogs
Create and market a digital product
Travel to 2 new countries (China, Peru, Chile, Netherlands, Brazil)
Start an interview series
Drinking 1 less day per month
Create an LLC to write off expenses
Create an event that people love (New York Personal Development Meetup)
Redesign my blog
Go to China to visit one of my best friends while he’s there
Take 2 weekend trips with friends (Jackson Hole, Montauk …