2022 is here.
365 days have passed.
It’s time to set some goals.
Instead of New Year Resolutions, focus on themes.
These themes should be so powerful that you innately tackle your goals every day without having to think.
You may be thinking, “What does that even mean AND how do I create my goals as you mentioned?”
Let’s jump right in.
Create Goals tied to Themes
Every new year, we create resolutions.
Some include losing weight, sleeping earlier, lifting more, etc.
The issue with this is there are no powerful motivators for us to start.
What do I mean?
Let’s start with losing weight.
- How much weight do you want to lose?
- How will will you lose the weight?
- How often will you do the thing to lose weight?
- WHY do you want to lose weight?
- Is the reason powerful and strong enough that you do the thing every day/week to lose weight?
These questions are important.
Ultimately, you need themes.
Themes are things that characterize and personify who you are.
Repeat – who YOU are.
Not what anyone else thinks.
Some examples include:
- Lose weight live a healthier lifestyle and be there for my kids
- Lose weight to improve overall health and reduce trips to the doctor’s office
- Lose weight to be more active and have a sharper mind
So instead of creating goals that are vague and bland, focus on themes.
How to create theme-based goals
First, to achieve any goal you have to have a system and process in place.
For example, I use Notion to create my goals.
Then I create a Clickup weekly recurring task to review and analyze my goals.
I do this every week, no questions asked.
Here is my current 2022 goals:
On top are my themes; below are my goals.
When creating your themes, think about what’s most important to you.
What truly matters to you.
For me, being healthy and passing down my heritage to my family is important.
Once you’ve created your goals, review and assess.
Review your goals
This is straightforward.
Review your goals frequently.
Set up a recurring task to review your goals.
I like to deep dive every month for an hour.
I also track my time using Toggl, which provides me with monthly reports to see if I’m doing the things that get me closer to my goals.
It’s important to complete this step; otherwise, December rolls around and another year of not achieving your goals.
None of us want that.
So review frequently, ask the hard questions, and embrace the wins.
Create goals tied to themes.
Make these themes powerful and specific to you.
In some sense, these goals should make you angry.
Because you’ll be more likely to tackle them.
For me, being healthy is incredibly important because I want to be able to play with my family.
If I don’t take care of my body, I can’t do this.
And it makes me angry.
So I hope this helped you.
Let me know your thoughts and what your 2022 goals are.