The new year has come, which means it’s time to analyze your life, outline important goals and ways to achieve them.
On New Year’s Eve, many people made a wish, hoping that it would come true. But people who adopted a more serious approach didn’t just stop there. Right now they are taking stock of the past year and making plans for 2021.
Before planning for the future, it is useful to look back at the past and evaluate the experience gained. In such a way you will understand what you have learned and what you are capable of.
Try to answer these questions:
How can I summarize the past year in one word?
What has this year taught me?
What was the most important event for me and why?
What achievement am I most proud of?
What did I do well last year? What didn’t work out and why?
What was the biggest surprise for me?
How did 2020 differ from 2019 for me? What new things did it bring: experience, thoughts, ideas?
Which of the things I gained in the past year do I want to take with me into the new year?
How can I reward myself for my merits?
Reread your answers and make sure that the year was not a waste of time. Become aware of your accomplishments and successes. Realize that even failure has taught you a lot. Realize that you have what it takes to accomplish even more in the new year.
Once you’ve got a boost of motivation, move on to the next step — planning.
Answer a series of three pivotal questions. The answers to them will serve as the basis for making plans.
1. What do I expect from this year?
Write down everything you dream about. Don’t hold yourself back: describe any, even the most daring and surreal desires.
Don’t focus solely on material values. Think about what you would like to learn, what qualities to acquire, what relationships to build. When you are finished with that, move on to the next question.
2. What do I definitely want to achieve?
Look at the final list of goals and select ten most important ones — those that you definitely want to achieve in the new year.
If you find it difficult to make a choice, we suggest using the following method. Review your list of goals every day for one week. If any of them causes you doubt, surprise, anxiety or other ambiguous feelings, place a question mark next to it.
When three question marks are placed next to one goal, you can safely cross it out. Thus, you will get rid of false goals imposed by advertising, pop culture, other people, etc. It will be easier for you to choose ten goals with which you can work further.
Once you’ve identified your top ten tasks, divide them into two groups of five goals. The first five — must be achieved in the first half of the year, and the second five — in the second half of the year. You can always make adjustments to your list of goals for 2021 and change priorities if you want.
3. What SHOULD NOT be done while moving towards the goal
Unexpected, right? Usually everyone starts by thinking about what needs to be done to get what they want, and therein lies a dangerous fallacy.
You cannot calculate the correct steps if you do not see obstacles on the way to the goal. It is the understanding of what obstacles await you that allows you to draw up an error-free plan of action.
A special way of thinking and a non-standard view of the problem are required to detect obstacles and predict the wrong steps.
Fortunately, the GIG-OS platform has a tool called GoalSet Master, which helps you start thinking in the right way to identify pitfalls on the way to your goal.
With GoalSet Master, you will be able to define:
what traps await you along the way;
what actions should be avoided;
what mistakes can lead to the failure of the endeavor.
Thanks to this data, you will understand how to realize your plans in the safest and most reasonable way. The acquired knowledge will form the basis of an effective action plan. When you know what awaits you, you know what to do.
Don’t expect your dreams to come true in the new year as if by magic!
We wish you strength, patience and inspiration to realize everything that you have in mind!