We’re almost halfway through December, and I know I’m already starting to think about planning goals and focus for 2019. I personally am not a big proponent of planning goals for the whole year.
Instead, I like to plan a few different levels:
- Decide on an overarching word to describe the year (last year’s word: increase)
- Give myself some general directions for the year. [Directions are areas or projects I want to move forward in, but maybe they’re not ready to have a defined goal.]
- Pick goals in two month increments.
- Work in shorter sprints (varying in lengths from 1-3 weeks depending on the sprint area).
I definitely don’t have this nailed down because I can only forecast what my life will look like an extremely short time into the future, and I know everyone else has different planning/goal setting approaches as well.