Goal setting terrifies me. It feels like I’m getting locked into something that I don’t necessarily want to do, all because I think I’m supposed to do it. Sometimes, it feels like setting a goal guarantees that that is the last thing I will ever do.

So… I’m trying a different route. I’m doing the scary thing first. I am ANYTHING but finished, here is my progress so far.

This is a screenshot of my writing goals for the year. The background shows open books all piled together. The first box shows RESOLUTIONS.
Beginning My Goal Setting

I am keeping my goals on Trello.com. That way they will be accessible to me in more places and with more devices. It’s not like paper and pencil is an option!

I think I have three lists.
1. My TO-DO list. This is where most of the work will be done. This is where building my habits will be  https://habitica.com/  is too annoying for words!
2. My “main” goal setting for various areas of my life.
3. Writing (and reading)

I don’t know why goal-setting is usually problematic for me. I get these BIG OLD DAYDREAMS, castles in the sky, etc. I just don’t always know how to build a good foundation. Others have said something similar to what is in this blog post http://stunningmotivation.com/how-to-make-your-goals-work-3-ultimate-keys-to-making-it-all-work/ I think I just wasn’t really listening. (ESPECIALLY to the part about setting small and consisted steps…)

My daily “To-Dos” are already in Trello so I’m looking for other goalsetting tools there.  https://trello.com/b/kDbe13wI  looks interesting…

https://trello.com/b/o8HpHfSy  is a totally different approach.

Those have some really useful approaches, and I probably will use them in setting up my resolutions and goals for the year. Still, I think that this may be the winner!

There is a whole different train of thought, though. Now that my goals list is three pages long… I find out that I shouldn’t be telling you all about them…  https://www.ted.com/talks/derek_sivers_keep_your_goals_to_yourself  This really resonates with me. It seems like… If I set a goal, that is the one thing I am guaranteed to NOT do.

Today, I found this. It is far more comprehensive than some of the others, and includes “looking back.”  https://liveyourlegend.net/our-free-2018-planner-and-goal-setting-workbook-is-here/

And Now I Need to Remember What I Read…  https://medium.com/@skooloflife/how-to-remember-and-take-action-on-what-you-read-c43b309edfbc

Yup, I’m starting to think about next year: goal settings and what might work for me. How about you? Let me know at lmstapp.com