Part III – Resolutions and Objectives -> Goals and Subgoals
According to the dictionary, the word resolution has a distinct meaning and applicability. Still, for this exercise, we will rely solely on the definition: Natural ability to decide and to maintain a decision (decision made after much thought). An example of a resolution: judge less.
Objective means something that one’s efforts or actions are intended to attain or accomplish (goal and target). Example of a goal: lose weight.
As we are beginning a new year, for many of us, this is the time to set new personal goals and projects. And whatever your New Year’s resolution is, it will only be accomplished if it will be based on the following equation (motivation + action + inspiration) + motivation = mission accomplished.
We all know that this is not easy to achieve, and many plans fall behind after the year starts. Still, to prevent this from happening, I want to propose the last exercise that is of the series of postings of Attitude, Preparation, and Victory.
First, in the same notebook or computer file that you wrote your goals, you will write down all resolutions or goals for 2020 on one sheet.
Second, after writing them down, you will prioritize them, with number 1 for the most important and the others according to the order of importance to you. Remember, the need to prioritize them is to help you focus on what is most important at the beginning of the year, and to prevent you from starting at the same time, as if you do this you will feel overwhelmed and give up.
Third, with the list of goals and resolutions ready, you will note in the order in which you numbered them as a priority on each sheet of your notebook or worksheet. Example: Losing weight has been set to priority #1, so this goal should be on the first sheet of the notebook. That done, you will define the sub-goals for each objective. Or resolution and set a deadline to accomplish them.
Fourth, for each sheet that noted your goal or resolution, you will write down the corresponding value. (see your list of values defined on exercise part I).
Let’s look at the example of the goal of losing weight to be more precise:
2020 Goals and Resolutions
Goal: Lose Weight
- see a doctor and a nutritionist
- go on diet
- nutritional education
- lose 20 pounds
Deadline: 12 months
See, in this example, the person had defined a list of 10 values earlier in exercise part I, and for their list of values those related to the goal of losing weight are:
- Sport activity
Her purpose: Have a healthier life
In exercise Part III, you cross-check all information generated at this stage as well as the previous two parts. It is essential to do it this way, and afterward, as you work on the exercises, concepts and analysis develop within you, and everything becomes more transparent. If you don’t do this alignment of values + goals/resolutions, everything gets too loose, and you tend to get lost.
Remember, the clearer your values, the easier it will be to focus on your goals and resolutions. Of course, the sub-goals you set incorporate within you, from what you believe, the more motivated you will be to accomplish what you planned for this new year.
And don’t forget the equation:
(Values + Purpose) x Objectives = Achievement.
Believe in this exercise, in yourself and in your ability to develop and accomplish what you desire!
Have a spectacular year!
Angelica Pizeli Elliott