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Setting Goals to Set Your Life Pt. 2

Today, we’re going to talk about setting quarterly goals. These are the goals that you wish you put on a timeline and in a certain order based on importance and how long it may take to achieve them. So in case you’re wondering how you’re going to create a quarterly goals list, that’s where organization comes in. Hopefully, you’ve thought about what it is that you want to accomplish by the year end and have put all of those things on a list whether by pen and paper or digitally. The goal was to think of all the things that are important to you and figure out which of those things absolutely must be accomplished/completed this year.

pt. 2 goals

Now that you have your list, you can begin to think about when and how you’re going to tackle those goals. I want you to create a timeline by order of most urgent and less time consuming, to less urgent and more time consuming. Again, at this point we’re just getting a general idea of when we’ll achieve these goals. We’re not yet going to tackle the how as we’ll discuss that further in part 3.

Start out by listing your quarters like so (see below)

 

1st Quarter (Jan-March)

 

2nd Quarter (April-June)

 

3rd Quarter (July-Sept)

 

4th Quarter (October-Dec)

 

Once you do this, start assigning your yearly goals to the appropriate area. You see where I’m going with this? Now, obviously we’re in the 2nd quarter already so you’d adjust your goals accordingly but if you’re feeling really ambitious you can go on and carry over your goals into a full year’s span (May 2015-May 2016) Don’t feel like you’ve missed three months because your goals can be organized how ever you see fit. There is not right or wrong way to organize your goals when it comes to timing. I suggest doing a year long goals list personally. If you have a project that you’re hoping to complete within a year’s span then definitely carry those quarters over into the next year.

 

Your quarterly goals list will probably look something like this instead.

 

2015 

2nd Quarter (April-June)

 

3rd Quarter (July-Sept)

 

4th Quarter (October-Dec)

 

2016

1st Quarter (Jan-Mar)

 

 

 

It’s really up to you as far as how you want to organize your goals and you’ll probably come up with your own system once you get into the habit of making these lists (assuming you don’t already). I just wanted to share with you some of my techniques. If you already have your own technique in mind or in place, definitely feel free to share in the comment below. I’ve taken the liberty of providing a free Ambitious Goals List as a resource for you to use in hopes that it’ll aid you in your goal setting process.

 

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Stay Ambitious, Stay Motivated! 

 

3 thoughts on “Setting Goals to Set Your Life Pt. 2”

    1. Awesome! Setting Goals will keep you in check and is an awesome reminder of things that you should be making a priority day to day. Stay tuned for pt. 3 where i’ll be discussing setting daily goals, weekly goals, and monthly goals. #SettingGoals to #SaveYourLife

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