Should You Set Goals for 2021? Small Goals = Big Dreams
Creating goals for a new year seems like a no-brainer, but the lessons of 2020 should be taken into consideration. Do you remember the naivety we enjoyed in January 2020 when we thought about the coming year? We had budgets and goals and thoughts of travel (ahh, travel!) that all went into the dumpster that was then set on fire.
This year we are a little hesitant, stressed and honestly afraid going into 2021. We don’t know what the future holds, so why pressure ourselves to set goals—personally and for our businesses? And why do those goals have to start in January? Well, they don’t.
We are all still recovering from 2020. We should practice some self-care when it comes to setting goals and preparing for 2021. Should you set goals? HELL YES! But with this caveat: They should be small and bite-size. One at a time. Where do you want to be at the end of 2021? That’s the question to start with. Do you want to be happy? Healthy? Wealthy?
What goals am I setting for First Steps Financial? I am thinking big, but figuring out how to create small steps to achieve my goals. I have an overall goal for the year to build a subscription model for business owners seeking to improve their financials, culture and processes. I am setting up weekly goals (bite-size ones) and giving myself a whole 5 days to accomplish them. They are little steps, like writing a blog or creating an outline for a webinar.
Simon Sinek recently said, “Dream big. Start small. But most of all…start.” He is spot on. Let’s all focus on starting in 2021!