I did a really great training this weekend and I want to pass on some of the goodness. It’s right on time since it is the beginning of the year which is, as everyone knows, goal-setting time!
Here is a visioning exercise that follows a different process for goal setting that I want to pass along to you. After you read this, take some time, not more than 5 minutes, and go through this exercise.
Take a minute and picture yourself on 12/31/2022. It’s the end of the year and you’re extremely happy. 2022 has been good to you. You are in a great place personally and professionally. You are giving a recap of what your year has been like. Your conversation starts off with “This was a great year because….”
Close your eyes and picture that conversation.
- Where are you having this conversation? Someplace new? Your usual favorite place?
- What will that conversation sound like? What does your year in review look like to you? What were the positive changes in your life? What did you do differently?
- As you’re describing your year in review to those around you, what are you saying? Who are you talking to and what is the look on their faces as you talk? Are they surprised? Happy for you? Encouraged?
- As you talk about what changed, think about what you had to start doing to get to that happy place at the end of the year. What did you have to stop doing? What did you have to do more of? What did you have to do less of?
Open your eyes and think about your year. To get to that happy place, what are 2-3 things that you absolutely have to get done to get there? Those are your 2022 goals. Let’s crush them!!