Good Monday morning to you. I’m coming to you today from the beach in Corpus Christi, Texas while I’m taking a few days off to relax with family. I wanted to still give you some great tips to help you grow to become a better person. Most weeks I follow a theme in my posts to encourage growth in a certain area. This week we are going to have a series of posts about random subjects for you to think about. Next week we will be back with another theme.
Today we will cover the topic of priorities and goals. When I set goals for myself they are based on things in my life that are a priority to me. If you ask what that priority may be, well each time I set goals that may change. Most people set goals based on the priority of how much money they want to make. What I help them do is work out a process of setting goals to reach the sales or investment level or savings level to either earn or find the amount of money they need or want to make something happen.
For me lately the priority has been time. I have a main value on time. When I want to get things done how much (or how little) time I have becomes very important. My time is very valuable and I don’t want to waste it. Another important fact is that I want to give value, or get value for my time. I know I really hate to waste time in my life, so each time that I plan meetings, or book appointments I want to remain aware of how much time is involved. Not just for my time, but because I put such a value on time, I want to make sure that those I’m meeting with get value for their time.
So what do you hold as a priority in life that you set goals for? You can see from how I set priorities myself how important time is to me and how I value it in the process of setting goals in a new area. What would you do to change or identify your priority, to set the goals?
To help yourself in this process, consider what is the main purpose in setting the goal; why is it a priority for you? When I sit down with a new client, I want them to be setting goals from day one. In the first 90 days they may be goals to start a new workout program. They may be goals to change eating habits. They may be goals laying the groundwork for a new business. The reason I get them setting and achieving goals quickly is to help them find joy in the simple things. Sometimes it’s to clean up the mess they have made of their lives; sometimes it’s to clean out those things causing the stress in life. But always it’s to see that the goal-setting process has a way of showing what their priorities are. That process shows both them and me what really matters to them in life.
We talked about that several weeks ago in an earlier series of blogs when we addressed this theme, talked about how it’s now the second half of the year and a perfect time to reset goals if we haven’t been working on our New Year’s Resolutions.
I’m Tim Gillette, the Rocker Life Coach. It’s time for you to live the life you always wanted, to love what you do and those you share life with. Let us help you become a RockStar in your world