Moment of transparency. This year did not go as planned for me. I had goals for the year but I failed to create a plan to execute those goals. Purposeful planning is the process I implement when I want to make sure I’m not only setting the right goals, but that I accomplish what I set out to do. I want to introduce you this process.
Purposeful Planning Process
Purposeful planning is what I usually do each year. This is my tried and true plan for getting the things done that I want to accomplish. My keys to purposeful planning are:
- Create focus areas
- Build systems
- Track your progress
Create Focus Areas
Creating focus areas for purposeful planning involves the following:
- Set aside focused time
- Choose 3-5 areas of your life that you want to target for improvement
- Know your overall goal for each area
There is a quote by James Clear that says, “We don’t rise to the level of our goals; we fall to the level of our systems. Don’t share with me your goals; share with me your systems.” It’s a no brainer that purposeful planning will include building systems.
This is where most people fail at accomplishing their goals. Here are some things to consider when building your systems:
- What will help you achieve the overall goal you have for each focus area?
- Who will help keep you accountable? Do you have a friend, family member, or colleague who will help you keep your word about what you said you were going to do?
Track Your Progress
Metrics are another area that a lot of people may miss. Consider the below when setting metrics:
- When will you evaluate and assess your progress?
- How will you measure your success?
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