I am not a big fan of New Year’s Resolutions. Research by Strava, found that most people gave up their New Year’s Resolutions by Jan 19th!!! Yet, I do believe in goal setting as one key to the energy and motivation we draw upon to move forward each year. Goals enable you to create the world you want to live in, to design the life you want to lead – in short help you be the best version of you this year.
But aren’t goals only for the workplace? What if I have retired? It’s just as important to set goals around retirement or planning for retirement – otherwise what happens? Life gets in the way and time flies past. In 2020 I was in awe of, now 100 year old, Captain Sir Tom Moore, who had a goal to walk 100 laps of his garden to raise GBP1000 for the NHS. An obvious over achiever, he raised more than GBP39 million and became the sweetheart of the UK at a very challenging time.
In January 2020 I wrote my 20 goals for 2020. It seemed like a good idea at the time! But, like many, my 2020 was a bit of a write off. So I had a major rewrite mid year – and that’s OK too. But I had a place to begin with that revision, rather than a blank sheet of paper.
When reflecting on all the best tips on goal setting I offer these six to focus on when writing your goals for 2021: