Key Steps in Setting a Goal
Write out the answers to the following questions posed by Meryl Moritz, a coach with Leadership Strategies in Princeton, N.J.
What outcome do I want to see?
What motivates me?
What strengths do I have that will help me along the way?
Which five people in my life will be my champions?
What resources do I need?
What could save me time (in other words, what can I build on right now to make my outcome more quickly achievable)? What are the likely obstacles? (Time and money, she says, are not obstacles but excuses.)
What support structure can I put in place? (Such as an accountant, mentor or financial planner.)
What visual can I make to inspire me? A treasure map or a collage of pictures?