So, it is time to write the list of personal growth goals for the coming year. This is the start of your life journey. Your New Year Resolutions are written to help you get through your current year and into the next one. So, what are you going to do in January of next year? Will you stay in the same position that you are in now or will you strive for something new? Here are some ideas that may spark some thought as to where you might be in a few months or the next year.
Things To Know
The first thing on your list should be a tax resolution. The IRS has new tax laws every year and you need to stay on top of them if you want to take advantage of any tax incentives that are available to you. One such incentive comes from filing your financial statement to include your 2021 income. The tax consequence for not including this information will vary depending on several factors so you will need to look at this closely.
The second area that needs your attention is a retirement resolution list. If you have a pretty good investment account then you may want to save for retirement. At the very least, investing every paycheck for the next 30 years is always a good idea. The sooner you start saving for your retirement the better off you will be.
Next on your list should be something along the lines of a health and fitness resolution list. Whether you are working toward losing 10 pounds or simply staying in good shape for your sake, setting and accomplishing goals will keep the weight off and keep you healthy. Also, you will feel great when you look in the mirror. And of course, if you lose weight, you will feel great about yourself and this can add a lot to your overall quality of life.
One more area that should be on the list of your long-term goals is your child’s educational goals. Set short and long-term goals for your kid’s coming year, especially if your kids tend to be on the slower side. Also, keep in mind that it is important to set short-term goals that are easily accomplished like getting your kid a piano or a bike this coming year. On the other hand, accomplish long-term goals that will take more time like getting your kid a degree.
When it comes to personal development goals, you will want to set short-term goals like learning how to play the piano or learning a new hobby. Both of these can take a couple of weeks or maybe even a few months depending on your progress. It is also important to make sure that you are not putting too much pressure on yourself by setting goals that are too difficult to accomplish. For example, learning to play the piano will take a couple of weeks. So do not push yourself to learn to play the piano in a month or two.
Once you have written down your personal growth goals you will want to set short-term and long-term goals that you can think about accomplishing each day. This way you will feel motivated each day to do what is needed to make your personal development goals happen. By working on personal development goals daily you will notice a change in your mood, attitude, energy level, and self-confidence. Also, the more you put into your goals the more you will get out of them. Here is a great quote by Tony Robbins “You must feed your goal, not your aim; feed your passion, not your aim; and feed your personal development.”
If you have accomplished any of the things on your list of personal growth goals you have to realize that it was no easy journey. It did not happen overnight and it will not happen overnight. It took a lot of hard work and a lot of effort throughout the whole year. You deserve to be proud of yourself for accomplishing any of your goals. Even if you were a little bit frustrated with some of your past year’s accomplishments, I know that you will be inspired to accomplish more in the next year and beyond.