Updated: Apr 1
January 5th, 2022
Setting 2022 Goals
With a new year comes fresh ideas and innovations. A brand-new chance to make a difference. An opportunity to try something different and not part of the status quo. Life has been pretty challenging of late, especially for the past couple of years. But that doesn’t mean that we can’t set goals and try to make 2022 our best year yet! We have been granted the opportunity to change ourselves and our environment, and it shouldn’t be wasted! Time is the one commodity we can never get more of, so it is critically important to make the most of what we have. That is why, for this blog post, I wanted to discuss setting goals for 2022 and beyond. Planning is one of the first stages of success. So let’s dive into how to set some plans for the new year properly!
The first step to properly setting goals is to use the SMART goals framework. This provides a clear and concise structure for outlining what you want to accomplish. Since I’ve written a whole blog post about this framework before (which you can read HERE), I’ll briefly summarize what it is. SMART stands for Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Timely. Whenever you create a goal, go through the acronym and see if it checks all the boxes. Is it specific enough that you know exactly what you’re trying to do and where you’ll end up? Can you measure your progress quickly and effectively? Is it realistic and genuinely attainable? Does the goal stay relevant to your overall life goals and values? And finally, can you achieve it in a reasonable amount of time and have a set end date?
All of these steps allow you to generate valuable goals that align with who you are. Follow the SMART acronym to craft the ultimate plans to complete this year. And if you want to learn more about SMART, again, you can access that blog post HERE. But once you have finished planning your goals, then what?