Goals are worth making. They give you something to work towards. A purpose. A plan. The thing is to keep them simple.
Simplicity in all things
Life is complicated. You don’t need to add to that in making goals for the year ahead. So don’t. Make the goals, but keep them simple.
Limit yourself to three goals
Know those three goals. That means you can articulate them with ease, and remember them.
Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.
~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
Share those three goals. If you understand them, they will be simple to express and explain. They will be memorable and easy to retain.
If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.
~ Albert Einstein
Make yourself accountable to those three goals. Socialise them with others. Ascertain who you will tell (and celebrate with?) when you achieve or progress towards those intended outcomes? Who will ask you about your progress? Who do you want to impress (or not disappoint)?
A problem shared is a problem halved.
~ English saying
For 2017, what are your three goals?