Take a few minutes and close your eyes. Let your mind wander and think about what you want out of life. If you have a family, think about what you want for them. Rememberyou can dream big!
When you open your eyes, answer these three questions:
- What is one thing you want or hope to achieve within the next three months? That's a short-term goal.
- What do you want or hope to achieve within the next year? This is a medium-term goal.
- What do you want or hope to achieve within the next five years? This is a long-term goal.
Here are some examples of goals.
pay bills on time
buy school clothes for the kids
start saving money to buy a car
pay off some credit card debt
buy a reliable car
start saving money for an emergency fund
pay off all credit card debt
get additional education or training
buy a home
start a business
The What Are My Goals? worksheet provides space to write down your goals. Keep this list handy. You'll want to look at it often to keep your dreamsand your goalsalive.
Turning Your Dreams Into Goals: What Are My Goals?