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Goal-Setting for 2018

After waiting at the airport for almost seven hours, I was finally able to board the plane back to Manila and reported back to work yesterday. 

I still have that "new year, new me" vibe and I'm so eager to make this year my best year yet. So I signed up for goal-setting classes and took advantage of anything helpful online. 

One of the first articles I read this year was Sha Nacino's free guide on how to set goals for 2018. 

She gave three simple tips: Gratitude, Gold, Goals.

First is GRATITUDE. Think about all the blessings God has generously given you in 2017. Don't just think of them, but write them down. Doing so will remind you how blessed and loved you are. The more grateful you are, the more blessed you will become. I truly believe that an attitude of gratitude attracts more blessings. If you appreciate the little things that God is giving you, then He won't hesitate about giving you greater gifts. Di ba mas gaganahan ka magbigay sa taong marunong mag-appreciate at magpasalamat? :) Start with gratitude. Be thankful for what you already have before thinking about what else you want to have. 

Second is GOLD. Write down your top lesson/s in 2017. What went well? What needed improvement? A mantra that kept you going. Anything that can help you become a better you. 

Third is GOALS. Then you write down what you want to achieve in 2018. You can categorize them into two: 
  • Personal - places to go to, food to eat, books to read, movies to watch, people to meet, other personal projects
  • Professional - career/business goals, financial goals
To make your financial plans more effective, Sha said that you need three things: WHY (heart), WHAT (head), HOW (hands). It's not enough that you know what you want, but you also need to ask yourself why you want it and how you're going to get it. I guess that applies not just to financial plans but to other personal goals as well. 

Lastly, Sha also shared the 3P's of goal setting which she learned from Brian Tracy: Present. Positive. Personal. She said, she wrote down her goals following that formula and she reads them everyday until they become a reality. One of the goals she wrote was: “Wow! So excited to share at The Feast in PICC today! Thank You, Lord!” It became a reality last January 29, 2017. :) 

As for me, I'm gonna end this post now, get my planner, and let the writing begin. :D 

By the way, if you don't have a planner yet, here's a FREE printable planner from Kelly Brown. I chanced upon this yesterday while looking for things online. :) I got a free copy which I now use as a template. I didn't print it (because I don't have a printer, and because I already have my Belle De Jour Power Planner and Mercury Drug My Write Life journal) but I use it as reference as I plan for my year. 

Here's to a more purposeful 2018! ♥

Oh, speaking of "purposeful", I just signed up for #Braver2018! Classes will start tomorrow. Maybe you can still join. :)

Let's conquer 2018! ♥

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