2022 is just around the corner and goal setting will be a topic of discussion popping up everywhere. Do you roll your eyes at this idea and say to yourself “I’m lucky just to keep up with what I’m doing now!” I’ve definitely been there and there are many days I can’t even sort through what my priority goal areas would be. Do I focus on personal areas or business? Or are the two interrelated? How many goals do I set so that tackling them isn’t overwhelming? There are so many things to think about that I recommend boiling it down to some key areas for you to think about. In this article we are going to focus on Personal Goal Setting Areas but please note that I also have guides for Professional Goal Setting (for employees) and Business Goal Setting (for business owners).
In my workshops we spend some time discussing each of these personal areas below and coloring in the Pivot Wheel (pictured here) based on specific, thought-provoking prompts. Although not as thorough as what we do during a workshop, as a quick check today, ask yourself for each of these areas; “What is my level of fulfillment?” Does this area NEED ATTENTION, are you doing OK or are you THRIVING?
Health/Wellness/Self-Care – Taking care of yourself
Career/Business/Volunteerism – Engaging in physical or mental activity to achieve a purpose or result
Social Experiences/Travel – Spending time at rest or enjoying moments in life
Spirituality/Faith – Addressing your beliefs related to God or a higher being
Finances – Saving, spending, allocating, budgeting, investing in your future
Family/Marriage – Working on the daily relationships most important to you
If you are thriving in any of these areas; celebrate! I’m serious, grab a glass of bubbly and “cheers” someone nearby! We don’t take the time to celebrate our successes enough. If you’re doing OK, congratulations on feeling like you at least have something good going for you in this area. For any areas that NEED ATTENTION, these are the areas I would consider setting goals around; making sure that your goals are specific and something you can check off as completed. Avoid words like “better” or “more” and get specific. For now, if all that you can handle is deciding what area(s) to focus on then do that. Write down the area(s) you want to focus on think about something achievable that you really want to do. And feel free to send your goals to me at email@example.com for feedback. I’d love to hear from you and to know what is important to you as you pivot into 2022!
Pivot Partners can help you not only create your vision for your future but can also help you make sure that the goals you are setting for yourself are reasonable and attainable. We can even come alongside you to help you be accountable for each step that needs to be taken to achieve your goals so that you don’t get overwhelmed.
For more in depth discussion of the focus areas on the Pivot Wheel, to obtain the focus areas for Business or Professional areas, or to talk to me about scheduling a Prosecco and Pivot party contact me at the above email or set up a free consultation click here.