Another year is almost in the books—only a few short weeks remaining. Here’s the question. How much did you progress towards your personal goals? Remember those New Year’s resolutions that you set 11 months ago? If they are just a distant memory, it may be time to ask yourself how you will fare better in 2015. Ultimately, it is about committing to a clear set of goals that are specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-oriented. The popular acrostic S.M.A.R.T. is used to describe these measurable aspirations. To help with your goal-setting for 2015, I’d like you to consider these 15 goals that everyone should pursue.
There is one not so secret about those people who achieve great things. They set and commit to goals. The most successful achievers commit to four types of goals (personal growth, healthy lifestyle, networking, and helping others).
Personal growth goals push you towards your life’s purpose and/or vocational excellence.
Healthy lifestyle goals help you maintain the core physical, psychological, and spiritual strength necessary to sustain you through difficult times.
Networking goals allow you to leverage the relationships with others to grow as a person and open further possibilities.
Finally, Servant goals remind you that helping others is ultimately the most important accomplishment.
With these objectives in mind, consider the fifteen goals for 2015. They may not all be applicable to you. But, choose the ones that are relevant.
If you cannot commit to all of them, then choose at least two personal growth and healthy lifestyle goals and one networking and servant goal.
15 Goals for 2015
Personal Growth Goals
- Set and achieve two goals that will grow you towards your purpose
- Read two books that will improve your productivity
- Abstain from watching any television one day each week
- Attend one self-improvement conference
- Organize your e-mail and clear out your inbox
- Take a class (in-person or online) that improves your written and/or verbal communication
Healthy Lifestyle Goals
- Reserve Sabbath time each week
- Commit to 30 minutes of cardiovascular fitness twice weekly
- Lose 10 pounds
- Consistently take your prescription medication as prescribed
- Increase savings by at least 10%
- Follow one person online (blog, twitter) who is successfully working in your area of interest
- Send “Thank You” cards to six people that help you grow as a person in 2015
- Increase your charitable donations by 10%
- Donate 12 hours of your time to assist disadvantaged groups
Reaching key milestones is vital to maximizing your potential. It all starts with setting S.M.A.R.T. goals. So, which of these fifteen goals can you commit to for 2015?
Leave a comment and let us know. I certainly wish you God’s richest blessings on your 2015.