Tuesday, September 4, 2012

I need a GPS


Do you know where you're going? I don't mean when you're driving in your car like a mad woman because you're late and haven't ever been to that particular place before and  you haven't allowed the extra 15 minutes to get there in case you get lost (and no, that's NEVER happened to me before). I mean today. Right now. All that stuff you've done to fill your day, why are you doing it? What's the point? What is it helping you achieve?

I've been asking myself that question lately. Sometimes I have an answer, and sometimes not so much. I've come to realize that I don't have a clear sense of where I'm going. I have a small business that is doing well enough (but not as well as I'd like).  And I keep my house clean enough so that I don't end up on an episode of Hoarders. But I have a hard time deciding what to do with my time.  Should I work on designing new products, or should I write a blog post? Should I organize my son's kindergarten memorabilia or work on Project Life?

I'm realizing that I need to set some GOALS. Have you ever sat down and done a goals brain dump?  I'm about to do it.  Today.  I'm not going to censor myself ("Well, THAT will never happen so why bother to write it down?"), or limit myself to just one area of my life (business, health, home).  I'm just going to write down everything that comes to mind. Because I know that I'm the type of person that needs to know where I'm going before I leave the house (at least an address to punch into my GPS, right?). I might take a detour along the way (Paper Source!), and that's fine, but I at least want to know where I'm going when I first set out so that my GPS can recalculate if I get off course.

Do you have goals? Are they written down?  Do you do them monthly/yearly? I'd love to hear about it!

3 comments:

  1. I am a list maker, I THRIVE on making lists. Sometimes I even make a list so that I can cross the item off just to make my-self feel better. But your post got me thinking, my lists have nothing to do with goals (wishes and dreams). You've got me thinking, will let you know where it leads.....

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  2. Came over to check out the new blog! Looking good!

    I have goals. I have yearly goals and monthly goals. I write them down in Evernote and sometimes in a notebook.

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  3. I don't really set 'goals' as such but I do have a running list of monthly projects that I aim to complete. This system works well for me and allows me to work out what I want to get done each day/week/etc.
    Ronnie xo

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